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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Tap. Pours a hazy amber with 2 finger off-white head and nice lacing. Nose is ripe citrus, pine and light sweet malts. Taste is tangerine, yellow grapefruit and caramel malt with a nice resin finish. Medium, semi-creamy mouth feel. A nice and hoppy IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - JUL 2, 2008
really nice floral hop aroma, hazy coppery orange tinted pour, flavor of pine and grapefruit with some malt in the background. Very good finish. Nice balance of flavor, aroma and bittering hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (5619) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Poured a nice cloudy orange color with an off white head. Aroma is of a lot of piney hops mostly. Flavor is also of piney hops mainly with some citrus, not very well balanced by the malts, but in a good way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4931) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2008
Bottle bought in Velje (Danmark). Aroma has piney and grapefruity hops. Hazy orange coloured with an off-white head, Taste is nitter has some orange, grapefruit and pine. Dry and very bitter. Astringent in the end. Killer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7185) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2008
Bottle. The colour is amber with a beautiful white head. Oh so fresh hoppy aroma with grapefruit, fresh grass, exotic fruits and a good malt base. Flavour is very hoppy and leads to grapefruity notes with pine and flowers. I love Simcoe so I really had to love this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11069) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2008
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Fresh citrus, pine and flowers in the aroma. Flavour of spice,herbs, flowers, pine, light caramel and light fruits. Well balanced. Medium to full bodied. dry. Heavy bitter end with a citric touch. Very refreshing and well made brew. Like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4773) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Bronze. Aroma is full of orange zest. Moderately sweet, not overboard on the hopping, but they’re there. Slightly heavy body. Just another west coast IPA. On tap, Mad Mex, Robinson Twp, PA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Bottle into Sam Adams Boston Lager glass. Pours cloudy gold with definite particulate matter and a big, foamy off-white head that absolutely did not want to go away; appropriately left lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma is big and pure citrus. Taste starts off moderately sweet, but quickly dominated by bright, citrus hop bitterness. Very clean, hops get a bit spicy on the finish, but primarily there’s the big sweet citrus punch, and the resulting bitterness that sets up a homestead on the back of your tongue and starts to raise a family. Mouthfeel is smooth and a bit creamy. Clearly true to its west coast namesake. Well done, even if not my favorite in style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - JUN 25, 2008
12 oz. bottle: Golden Peach color, cloudy and with floaties, promising citrus aroma. Low fat milk mouthfeel, malt presence, and dried apricot tones followed by a wall of crisp, citrus hops, with an appropriate tinge of tire rubber. Hops brighten in finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3224) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2008
Impressive copper color with a tall white head. Lacing that lingers. Aroam of hops-simcoe bitterness and citrus-grapefruit balance. One of the best IPA’s I’ve sampled in a very long time!

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