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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Aroma is very hoppy, with piney and citrusy notes rising up. There is a sense of some other additives with grapefruit and also making an appearance. Itís a orange-copper color, with a thin white head. Itís flavor is powerful, with complex hops ranging from pine to citrus. It has a dash of grapefruit as well. Itís a real nice beer, but a bit too much for session drinking.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Pours hazy amber, cream color 1" head, lots of lacing. Aroma is very piney, resinous, powerful. Taste is big grapefruit hop flavor with hard to find malts. If you enjoy lots of hops this is for you. Would have enjoyed some more malt presence.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nephilium (1345) - Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Wonderful piney hop aroma. Pours a clear caramel color with just a dusting of white head. The taste is extraordinary. Great bitterness, with hints of citrus pith and pine. Just a touch of caramel lurking behind the hops. Nice thick mouthfeel. This is one I was really looking forward to trying, and it lived up to expectations.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Pours hazy amber with a thick off-white head. Obnoxious hop aroma, citrus and floral. Strong hoppy flavor, lots of pine and a decent amount of bitterness. A balancing malt flavor appears as it warms. I usually dont comment on this but this beer has ridiculous lacing. Good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a nice airy white head. Filtered-looking, non bottle-conditioned which is disappointing. Aroma is nicely hoppy with immediate citrus apparent. Grassy, slightly pungent, oranges and grapefruit. A very pleasant aroma though intensity is only moderately high for what I assume is a relatively fresh beer. Taste is smooth with some resiny hops in the middle, a smooth but noticeable bitterness and a nice lingering hop finish. Pleasantly dry with little to no residual sweetness. Iíve been interested in trying this beer after it beat out my go-to beer and favorite IPA in the finals of that one contest. While I definitely prefer Two Hearted to this, it is certainly a quality example of the style and one I would purchase often if it werenít for a hefty price tag in Ohio.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (1676) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 5, 2008
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Cloudy copper with flat head and lace. Very aromatic flowery citrusy fresh hop aroma. Mild fruity caramel biscuit with bracing complex citrus hop finish. Medium body and carbo. Slight carbo bite. Excellent strong complex flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
railcat1 (685) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2008
This is a good example of an IPA with a nice citrus finish and a good blend of hops and floral flavors which left a crisp refreshing finish overall a nice touch to the style.CHEERS!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ansset13 (127) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2008
The pour is a nice cloudy copper with a small white head. The nose is grapefruit, pine and floral. The flavor has a nice simcoe kiss as well as other hop qualities, and an almost lemony aftertaste. A great and refreshing ale after a long day at the beach.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (4543) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2012 (Re-rate, bottle, 0.355 l, at Kaisla, 20120701) The beer poured deep amber and quite clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had grass, resin and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were grass, resin, malts, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty, hoppy and bitter. A tasty US IPA.

(Bottle at Pikkulintu on 2008-05-31) Amber and cloudy. Small bubbly white head. Hops in nose. Full palate that it a bit dry. Some fizziness. Hops, salty liquorice, grass and grapefruit in taste. Rating: 8-3-8-3-15=3.7

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2008 bottle. Nice light copper color. Thick, pillowy head foams up quick and sticks around nicely. Aromas of loads of hops- a big grapefruit citrus blast on the nose. Sharp but not overdone bitterness, tons of hop flavor. Lemons, grapefruits, some piney resin flavors. Full and layered hop character. Some toasted bread malt in the background, but this one is all hops-forward. Superb C-hop, west coast style IPA.


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