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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 2131   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (6042) - 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 (3001) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Pours a hazy orange with a medium white head. Nice hoppy aroma. The beer itself is all about hops with some seriously overpowering bitterness. Not much sweet malt to balance it out as well. If you are looking for some nice hoppy bitterness though, this is a good beer to try.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2008
Light hazy orange, amber colour with a huge off white head. Hoppy, quite piney aroma with a grapefruit note and hints of sweet malts. Extremely hoppy bitter flavor with only a light malty sweetness. Dry, piney bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larstangaa (104) - DENMARK - MAY 7, 2008
En vifte af humler giver en tilsvarende dejlig vifte af frugt, grape, floral, citrus etc. - god maltsødme som modsvar. Holder!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Bottle...a must try for any IPA lover, but just shy of a double IPA. Beautiful reddish-gold color with light head which stays atop the beer throughout. Above average carbonation. Highly bitter, like licking a pink grapefruit sliced in half. Pine a secondary flavor. Good from beginning to end. Seems to be popular here now, as I’m seeing it in several of my regular watering holes.


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