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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2142   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Copper orange body, creamy sticky beige head. Very focused grapefruit aroma, citrus, floral, piney. Extra dry flavor, very bitter, piney. Bitter floral dry-hopped aftertaste. Medium bodied. Probably best to drink with some food to help wash down the bitterness. Seems a little heavy-handed and austere in the hops department, and the flavor doesn’t quite live up to the aroma. Good, but from the ratings here you’d think this is the best thing since sliced bread...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoplover (166) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Truly amazing! This is one of the best regular American IPAs Iv’e ever had. The first thing I must comment on is the aroma.....OUTSTANDING!! Definentely lost of grapefruit in the nose...which I love, and piney too. It pours a beautiful clear pale copper color with a head that stays till the fat lady sings, which is rare in an IPA. Very good lacing. The flavor is pretty bitter but not harsh. Not much malt characteristics at all, after all this is all about the hops. A real piney flavor which is not a bad thing. A great IPA. Lives up to the hype. .... Man I can’t get over that aroma....mmmm

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Pours a clear orange amber color with thin, lacy head. Nose of crisp florl and fruity hops...orange, mango, white grapes, pine and honeysuckle. Flavor is just a fantastic hop bomb with a decent malt backbone to keep it from really ripping your palate up. Clean, bitter finish. This is very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
robinvboyer (3313) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2014 WOW.............my new favorite IPA. For hop heads out there, get this beer!!! Unreal how amazingly hopy this is. I find this is bordering Double IPA territory. WOW!!!!! So hoppy, its almost skunky, i love it!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2008
12 fl. oz bottle GIVEN to me by Jan Primus (thanks Jan!). Pours a somewhat hazy orange amber with a few floaties. Aroma is ALL about the piney hops, it’s consuming.......Anyways, the flavour is more of the same, quite a bitter bite which is awesome, slightly high carbonation and with some sweetness in the finish, but not necessarily a lot of malts. Slightly boozy after a while too, but still hop ecstasy. Your textbook west coast IPA deliciousness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Furseth (1991) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2008 Bottle; Hazy yellow colour, with a nice head. Aroma of flowers,citrus,grape. Flavor was fruity,citric mouth feeling, and anice maltynes in a balance. Nice medium body and a thin to medium fruity/citric finish. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Full copper color with a 3/4" off-white head. Strong floral hop aroma with a little spice. Flavor is super bitter, malty, and has notes of pine and citrus. Texture is a little dry and medium-bodied with a clean, bitter finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nik925 (764) - USA - JUL 22, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2014 Wonderful IPA, good malt great hop and color. Its not a DIPA and I would say it is pretty balanced. The malt profile is different than most IPAs, although I think Bear Republic has something similar. Taste ends on an unfinished bitter/alcohol note that undercuts the enjoyment, but still a fantastic over hopped ipa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fly (1419) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - JUL 21, 2008
1*2*3*4 what are we drinking for? Dunno ’bout you, but this one and it’s combined aroma and hop flavor sure do it for me. Started with a pint and then got a sixer. There was a rather large time delay between the two so I’m not sure if the draft was really better or if it was just that it being so good after such a long work day made it all the better or not. Love this stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Bottle: Has an impressive appearance for an IPA. Dark copper in color with a huge frothy, Belgian looking head that leaves strong lacing all around the glass. The aroma is inviting, with a plethora of hop varieties hitting the nose. The flavor isn’t quite as impressive, but enjoyable and has a decently bitter end. Has a nice mixture of floral and pine hops, but with the appearance and aroma, A great session IPA.

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