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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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99
100
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Editor’s Note: If you had the 8.1% abv version marketed since 2014 as a Double India Pale Ale, this is the wrong beer page. Please rate under Green Flash West Coast IPA (2014 -).

This West Coast-Style India Pale Ale is extravagantly hopped, full flavored, medium bodied and copper colored. A menagerie of hops is combined throughout the brewing process to impart specific characteristics. Hops used include Simcoe for a unique fruitiness and grapefruit zest, Columbus for strong hop pungency, Centennial for pine and citrus notes, and Cascade for floral aroma.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dandman629 (28) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2008
Thirst quenching copper color appearence. The aroma is much like the taste hoppy with hints of citrus fruit. Palate is nice, smooth and fulfilling! Definitly reccomend this brew!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NMC01 (69) - DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
Extremely hopped IPA. Delicately created brew which adequately will satisfy even the most far out hop junkie to be found. Simply Great!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2008
I love this IPA. Lovely, lovely C-hops and way over the top, backup up with just enough malty goodness. I have been enjoying them get awards over the last year since discovering Green Flash IPA 2yrs ago.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
On CASK at San Diego Brewing Co. Dark amber, with very little head. Low carb, probably due to hand pump no doubt. Smells hop bombish. More hoppy nose than piny or sweet. Hops on the first taste, to sweet, to bitter. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2008
Thanks 17thfloor! Pours a glowing hazy copper orange with quite a bit of sediment and a small off-white head. Aroma is bursting with hop oils and a nice grape fruit and pineapple. Slight caramel malt but mostly earthy and hoppy. Flavor starts out with the exact same burst of hop oils on the tongue and quickly moves to a a sweet and citrus fruity middle. Finishes with a nice dry hop bitterness that isn’t unpleasant but leaves you wanting to take another sip to start it all over again. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Delicious IPA, definitely top notch.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (14702) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2008
Bottle at home ... copper ... big foam head ... that sickly sweet hop of American pale ales ... Way over fizzy ... sweet malts ... some pine hops... little biscuity ... little bitterness in linger

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2008
On tap at the Yardhouse in San Diego. Hazy orange, thick white creamsicle head. Huge resinous pine aroma, touch of citrus rind and mango. Huge hop explosion on the palate, bolstered by generous sweet malts. Finish is long and bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - DEC 1, 2008
12 oz bottle. perfect hop balance, great hop nose, enjoyable after taste. nice body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1354) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2009 Had this on tap at Magoo’s. Slightly coudly light amber . Straightforward for style, with mostly dry hops. Nice clean finsh. Not much head or lacing. Again on tap and still agreat IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2008
Hazy yellow with a low head. Hoppy aroma of pine and orange. The flavour continues along the same line with citrus and a bit of caramel. Good, but nothing special.


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