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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2141   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2008
Bottle. Big hop aroma and big bitter flavor make this a well-crafted and enjoyable IPA. Frothy, off-white head, mostly lasting. Amber, hazy body. The aroma is full of grapefruit, orange juice, orange peel, pineapple and resin. Hints of toasted grain. The flavor is lightly sweet, moderately bitter and moderately acidic. The finish is bitter. Medium to full body with a velvety texture. Lively carbonation. This reminded me of Alpha King, with a sweeter aroma and flavor. Very nicely done.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2008 This was a beautiful IPA that is nearly exactly like Bear Republic’s Racer 5. It literally tastes exactly like it, though I prefer this one for its lack of too much pineyness. This is one very citrussy beer, and that is always always a great thing in my mouth’s book. It pours a cloudy orange with chunks of yeast chunking around and it has so much flavor it draws the mouth water out. Just great, can’t believe I waited so long to try this one out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2008
bought in a 6-pack in san diego (misson valley)
look is of a creamy caraeml.
smell is sweet, hops.
taste is bitter, hops, some citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bkurtz (866) - PERU - JUN 16, 2008
Poured a beautiful cloudy copper with a nice head. Hops are right there. Great except for the finish, a it is bit too hopyy for my taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Headbanger (3388) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2008
12oz bottle(courtesy of RSRIZZO)-A light copper body with a loose off white head. Aroma of citrus and hops. Taste of this medium bodied brew is of the same with a bitterness and a dryness. Very good and drinkable IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Cloudy copper in color with a foamy off-white head. The nose shows off citric and herbal hops. In the mouth it is medium-bodied and dry with a lot of bitterness through the midpalate and finish. Quite tart and refreshing this would be perfect for a summer barbeque as the bitterness calls for fatty food.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Hogtownharry: Poured a deep cloudy copper color ale with a good size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of bitter and citrus hops is dominating with a nice malt base also noticeable. Taste is a mix between some citrus and bitter pacific hops with a neutral but still perceptible malt base. Full body with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. While this is a very enjoyable IPA, I would have enjoyed it a bit more if the presence of floral and grapefruit hops would have been more discernable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joekfsu (138) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a golden orange, low clarity, with 3 cm of off white foamy head that is slowly diminishing. Aroma is mostly citrus with floral notes. Initial flavor is piney and citrusy hops, not much else though. More citrus in the finish, dry aftertaste. Light carbonation, light to medium body, lots of lacing, and a hint of alcohol appreciated. Drinkable but you better love nothing but hops, solid IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville. Hazy orange-amber with a 1 finger head. Big citrus hop aroma. Big hoppy taste with caramel notes. Thick feel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Bottle pours copper color with off white head. Has a nice floral aroma with some grapefruit added. Mouthfeel is medium with a fair amount of carbonation. Taste is very hoppy and grapefruit like. Almost grassy. This is a very nice IPA.


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