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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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100
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

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common

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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2008
Average fast disappearing head. Cloudy amber colour. Floating small particles.A hoppy nose. Missing sweetness and softness of taste. Some grapefruit in the taste. Also some blackcurrent in the nose.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 30, 2008
On tap. Orange and amber in color with a frothy two-finger head that produced very nice lacing. The initial aroma was light citrus with some pine hops and plenty of pleasant floral hops. Thin malts. The flavor was some light malt overrun by pine and floral hops. Very little in terms of citrus. Super dry finish and a decent mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2008
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruity hops, alcohol, sweet malts and mild notes of grass. Flavour is big grassy and flowery hops along with some fruityness carrying it up. Attempt at going for a big IPA, but a bit unbalanced in my opinion.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3429) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark orange with a white head that leaves nice, thick lacing. Aroma of pine, floral, grapefruit and other citrus hops. Initial flavor of piney hops with a bitter finish. As the beer warms, sweet caramel malt comes out. Medium-heavy mouthfeel. Tasty beer and pretty easy to drink. Yum!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (1947) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2008
bottle poured a caramel amber in color with a thick white frothy two finger head and great retention. there is a fair amount of sediment in the glass. aroma has juicy grapefruit, citrus peels, pine, and sweetness. mouth feel is medium. flavor hits with a hop wallop, citrus galore, and malt as an afterthought. finish is drying with resins and bitters. itís got some good hop bite, really nice glass of hop juice.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomthompson89 (1900) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2008
Wow that beer is fantastic!! had on tap at coles. color is amber orange, decent foam, nose is all juicy citrus, grapefruit hops even some Pine. Flavor is juicy, big thirst quencher so good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4671) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2008
(Bottled) Slightly hazy golden with a medium, frothy and lacy head. Very hoppy, but somewhat harsh aroma with some toffeeish hops. Strong grapefruity-piney hops also in the flavor, but the overall harshness is disturbing. Some maltiness backing it up, but not enough. Medium-bodied, very bitter palate with medium carbonation. A quite Severin-like brew with too much cat-pee to be fully enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2008 Bottle. Grapefruit! Grapefruit nose, cringingly bitter grapefruit flavor, long-lasting finish/afteraste that feels like a continuous trickle of fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice across my tongue and cheeks. Devilishly luscious.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5045) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2008
Bottle in Aarhus. Hazy golden color, loads of debris floating around. Lovely fruity aroma, grapefruit, hop. Very bitter taste, quite dry, almost astringent. Nice stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4124) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Was eager to try this after I learned it was awarded with best IPA at the first National IPA Championship. Bottle... poured gorgeous, unfiltered orange and a white head. Sharp hops with fruits like citrus and peaches on the nose. Foamy palate that clings to the tongue. Pretty much like liquid hops, with an attacking alcohol presence thatís kept in control by the grassy spices and pine and wood flavors. Itís not the best IPA that I have enjoyed, but top notch.


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