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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Editorís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Awesome IPA, similar to Green Flash Imperial IPA except for the hop variety (C-hops rather than Amarillo/Nugget I believe). While Nugget is great, in both hops and the reefer, the Cís are pretty legit too. This is an awesome one, with a piney and citrusy hop aroma and a really citrusy bitter flavor with a sweet malt backbone. Pretty standard mouthfeel for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2009
12oz bottle shared by Dogbrick. Cloudy gold orange pour with a medium white head. Citrusy and floral hop aroma and I am definitely smelling the Cascade. Some malt in the nose as well. Crisp and citrusy hop flavor up front, then some malt balance before a bitter hop finish. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2009
[Bottle] Pours a clear copper with a smallish off white head. Aroma is plenty of citric and floral hops along with some caramel malt. Mouthfeel is medium/thin. Flavor is nice and hoppy with lots of florals and spicy hops. Light malt backbone. The finish is pretty bitter with a lingering hop flavor and is fairly dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3657) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2009
pours a mruky amber color with a creamy white head...decent lacing and retention. excellent aroma of sweet grapefruit and pineapple. flavor is pinapple through and through with a touch of spicy hops. finish lingers on with dry sweet grapefruit. very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - JAN 31, 2009
On tap at the Yardhouse in Long Beach. Aroma is hop forward. There is no mistaking that it is an IPA. Color is an amber color that is clear with a nice creamy beige head. Nice lace all the way down the glass. Flavor is hop assertive with a clean malt profile of biscuits and toast. Clean finish and easy drinking. A very nice IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chillyice (14) - San Marcos, California, USA - JAN 30, 2009
This is what all west coast IPAís should be. Intensly hoppy but still balanced with the strength and flavour of citrus to create a sublime IPA. Tried on draught at Green Flash brewery in San Marcos and savoured in bottles bought back to the uk in suitcases.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange amber with lots of particulate matter suspended throughout. Gently tanned white head of medium volume that falls slowly. Loads of pineapple citrus hops reminiscent of their imperial IPA. Medium bodied and crisp, with a touch of sweet malt. Long grapefruit and quinine bitter finish. I like their imperial a little more, but this is quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12383) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle from FlacoAlto, thanks! Orange color. Grapefruit, traubenzucker and grass in the aroma. Firm flowery grassy oily hopbitter flavor, getting strong towards the finish. Pineapple and mango. Long grassy earthy bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JAN 25, 2009
Bottle at Blue Palms in LA. Awesome amber pour with gentle haze and a huge white head that leaves great lace. Very serious hop profile that it gentle and fruity but also supremely biting and resinous. Medium to heavy bodied with high carbonation. Some malt to balance the hops out, but not nearly enough to let you forget that this is a serious IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2009
(11/2/08) Draught at Hamiltonís in San Diego. Lovely deep red-ruby color. Hoppy piney aroma with some grapefruit. Verry bitter hoppy flavor with some resinous notes, pine and a bit of citrus. Medium-bodied, a bit oily. Good.

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