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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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99
100
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 2125   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmmbeer (1229) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2008
12 oz.bottle in trade from stoutlover72. Into the shaker it went- poured slightly turbid dark orange, very nice white head - one finger to the end- slowly bubbled away, medium lacing. Low carbonation, aroma of earth, pine, and floral hops. HIts the mouth with a medium body, malt is very detectable throughout the swallow, hops come in the middle and last well past the swallow, finish has an enjoyable acidity to it. Very well balanced and very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Pours a beautiful honey amber with a tall, foamy, off-white head. Fantastic hop aroma, both a citrus and a very floral sweet pine. Nice flowery, honey malt flavor at first. Extremely smooth body, with a mild onset to the powerful hop finish. Not overly bitter, but by no means week.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2008
12oz bottle purchased from Bauer Wines in Boston. $14 for a 6-pack - damn hop shortage. Pours a clear medium gold. Divine strong hoppy aroma. Flavour is exactly what you’d expect - in a good way. Strong, warming, hoppy and bitter. More please, thank you, yum yum.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2008
A light amber beer with an aroma of... hops! Quite intensely hopped making it hard to taste the malt as more than an underlying sweetness. Not very wellbalanced, but still delicious. After all the talk about rising hop prices, this beer fell really luxurious!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2009 Bottle. Pours orange with a lasting off white head. Hoppy aroma pine and lightly citric with a solid malt presence. Medium, soft body. Flavor is hop heavy up front, mostly piny, rounds out with some malt in the middle and has a long finish of bitter hops. Awesome.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2008
A rich orange copper colour, inviting citrus and piney aroma...taste as good as it smells, well hopped but not over the top..some malt sweetness and body to create a well balanced IPA...thanks to my buddy Eric for this post golf range treat.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Sampled on tap @ Yardhouse but can easily access a bottle. This one is aggressive, bitter, and unbalanced. I would consider myself a "hophead" but didn’t really enjoy this beer. All pine, little citrus, and little underlying sweetness to improve drinkability. Had one...then needed a drink.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
aru (105) - Smørum, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2008
Ummm a nice IPA. The color is unclear cobber with a good ivory head. Nice strong bitterness just the way i like it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elcaballo (101) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAY 10, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2008 A strong example of the style. Some serious hop bitterness leads to a beautifully crisp flavor. Pine and resin notes in the finish with some citrus also present in the flavor...very good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (2993) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2008
(Bottle, thanks TheSheeseMan) Pours hazy amber with a small off-white head. The flavour is medium to heavily hoppy, medium malty and light fruity with tones of grapefruit, blood orange, citrus peel, mild resin, soft pine, some floral notes, white bread, toasted malt, tiny caramel, mango, pineapple and water melon. The flavour is of floral/citric/resiny hops with a heavily dry and bitter finish of pine and resin. The malt brings tones of toast, bread and a mild caramel stickiness. Light tropical hints in the background. The mouthfeel is soft and rather smooth with some harsh notes in the end from the hops. Light sweet. Lingering after bitterness. Medium bodied.


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