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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2159   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Bottle from Coop in Davis, CA. This brew was similar to GF’s DIPA in that grapefruit was ever-present and it finished crisply. For a 6-pack of IPA, it’s either Stone or GF in Cali.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Bottle shared with Timfoolery. Poured an amber color with an amber hue. Smelled of floral hops. Tasted of citurs and had a good amount of malts to balance the hops. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - JUL 10, 2008
bottle. pours orange amber with lacy white head. piney, floral hop aroma. well balanced palate. solid resinous bitter but has the malt to make for a smooth taste. the higher abv is not at all noticeable. this one had been a bit hyped up, so my expectations were pretty high. so while it is definitely a top notch ipa, i was expecting a little more - something that would really set it apart from the pack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2008
Beautiful Burnt Orange color with almost perfect head. Nice hoppy nose with citrus and a little licorice. very intense hop flavor. Not enough malt to balance the hop in my opinion, but just my opinion. Finishes very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisafari (100) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 8, 2008
On Tap at Yard House, Costa Mesa. Pours amber brown with fluffy white head. Aroma of hops and citrus. Flavor is spicy and intensely hoppy, but finishes with a nice roastiness. A good IPA in the San Diego Style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (9509) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2010 First rating
(Bottle at a beer tasting in Göteborg on July 4, 2008)
Shady orange color, off-white head. Sticky, green, hoppy to cheeze scent. Bitter, fruity taste. Big bitter lingering aftertaste. Smooth a bit moussy mouthfeel. Big bitterness. Warming alcohol in the stomach.

Bottle at Rotary Pub, Göteborg. May 2010
Clear copper color, white head. Citrus hoppy scent. Bitter and sweet malty taste. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness.
Rather drinkable for sure!

   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 (6181) - 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 (5161) - 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.

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