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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 2134   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2008
The color was golden/orange. The head was creamy, thin, and white. The aroma was simcoe hops, pine, citris, and dark fruit. The flavor was strong hops, citris, waxy/bitter, fruity, and pine. The palate was lively. The finish was hoppy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16789) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2008
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Hasa floral hoppy grapefruit aroma. . Sweetish malty and very hoppy grapefruit flavor. Sweetish malty and very bitter hoppy finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2012 12oz from Samís, Durham. So nice to have Green Flash here in NC, first of all. And Iíd not had this incredibly enjoyable, robust, and relatively complex IPA before. Wow, itís like a really fresh SNPA with a more floral hop bouquet. Long dry finish is quite nice, and the mouthfeel is rich and abundant. Itís session-tastic!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2008
12 oz bottle thanks to realale420. This pours a cloudy, dark orangish-brown with a thin white head. Nose ifs of floral and pine hops. Taste is sweet fruit, like peaches. Mouthfeel is medium and oh, wow, so bitter! Incredible bitterness from an IPA. Glad I got to taste some of this.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2008
hop hop hoppy as hell.... flowers on a big green field in the summertime- bees humming. The nose is like the peel of a grapefruit. The colour is clear amber / orange in the beginning but moisty with yeasts in the end. It has a creamy and oily feeling to it that must be from the big amount of hops. The finish is bitter and dry. Drop a handsign for the westcoast style...hoppy hoppy hoppy.

2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
obguthr (3862) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2008
Strong bouquet or strawberry, cream, and grapefruit. Cloudy golden, with tons of sediment, and a medium yellow head. Surprisingly bitter and perfumy. Yeast detected on the palate. No balance, overhopped, and hardly drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
45thstbrewer (94) - Conowingo, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2008
Green Flash West Coast IPA is very good but not one of my "goto" choices for an IPA

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3489) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 24, 2008
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Golden color with a mound of creamy white foam. Aroma is lots and lots of zesty and floral hops and citrus. Flavor is floral and hoppy with lots of pine and citrus flavors mixed with a noticeable malt backbone and a very bitter and peppery finish. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2685) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 22, 2008
Thanks to HogTownHarry, drank minus Harry but on Harrys balcony :-) Apperance: Deep amber orange, lots of floaties, nice light white head. Citrus aroma, some hop, malt too. Flavour: Malt and pine, lemon and grapefruit, mmmm delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mfaulke (92) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2008
This one is worthy of its "West Coast" label. A definite hop bomb. A floral, flavorful IPA, and a definite must try. Much better than the barleywine that I tried from them.


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