obguthr (4430) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2008
2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
45thstbrewer (94) - Conowingo, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Green Flash West Coast IPA is very good but not one of my "goto" choices for an IPA
zach8270 (3798) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 24, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(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.
garthicus (2779) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
mfaulke (92) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2008 Sweet Jesus, this is good. Nice hazy deep copper-orange pour. Smallish but tenacious creamy/frothy off-whitehead. A little yeast floating around... a very active beer. Lots of grapefruit on the nose; floral. A little yeasty. Not a far cry from Two Hearted. More grapefruit zest, hops, and fruit on the palate and not quite as floral as Two Hearted overall. More malt/resiny backbone. Hope we keep getting more west coast brews over here. Yum.
JorisPPattyn (8333) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught Amber clear beer with small, off-white head. Flowery, delicate but outspoken dry hopse, dried roses, sultanaís. Un-be-lie-va-bly flowery, grapey, super-aromatic hops taste, amongst the most delicate and powerful ever tasted - superb. Slightly burning MF, medium bodied, fiery, slick. One of the best IPAís Iíve ever had, full stop.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Dr. BIllís
amber pour with a barrage of citric & pine hop aromas & flavor. Nice example of the style
garretjax (103) - Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper amber color with a fluffy white head. Malt, citrus and juicy piney hop aromas. Medium body and medium carbonation. Bitter hops flavor with some redeeming grapefruit qualities. Dry clean finish that hangs just long enough.
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An amber-copper hazy beer with lots of large particulate (yeast) floating around, which lost it points on appearance. Large off-white head that sticks around and leaves lace. The aroma is pure hop, mostly fruity (grape, perhaps lychee) but also floral and citrus. Well-rounded hop profile. The flavor is more hops (no surprise), a hint of caramel maltiness, and a bitter finish. If the yeast would settle out, this would be near the top of my list for IPAs. Kind of bridges the gap between IPA and imperial IPA. Great beer.