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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 2161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 20, 2008
On tap at Dr. BIll’s amber pour with a barrage of citric & pine hop aromas & flavor. Nice example of the style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
garretjax (103) - Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2008
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - APR 19, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
raiderfost (170) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2008
Solid IPA. Very well done. Would love to buy again if it was more available. Thanks kevin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Defreni (2997) - Husum, DENMARK - APR 19, 2008
Flaske. Super dejlig duft af humle. Citrus og en smule blomster. Masser af bid i smagen, får rigtig meget props for at være frisk og drikbar efter en tur over atlanten. Helt klart den bedste af de 3 Green Flash bryg der foreløbig er dukket op i lille Danmark.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2008
UPDATED: APR 19, 2008 Pours copper with fluffy white head and beautiful lacing. citrus on the nose. Caramel and Hops all over this well balanced beer. Bitter grapefruit finish. Im glad this is now available in NC. I have found a new session beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - APR 17, 2008
this is a clear straw colored intoxicant emanating a full spectrum hop aroma. light on the palate, an easy all afternoon on the diamond refreshment. the malt is there though just slightly, not sugary at all. Nice long lasting bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2008
heavily malty hay, roasted nutty caramnel rich full flavor. Heavily hopped, piney, resinous, grapefruit, lime flavor. other flavors include raisin, red wine, oak cask, sulfur. creamy, fizzy head. excellent lacing. lostly lasting white head. hazy, bottle conditioned body of amber and orange. lightly sweet, moderately acidic, and heavily bitter. sour with a long duration. full bodied, dry creamy texture, a lively carbona, and a nice finish. tasty, malty, rich, hoppy, rich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2008
On tap at Radio Maria in downtown Champaign. Served in a tulip glass. Amber colored pour with a small white head. Strong floral and pine hop aroma. Flavor was similar. Intense grapefruit and piney hops. Not balanced by any means - just a hint of caramel malts lurking underneath the intense hop bitterness. Dry finish, medium mouthfeel. Hop resins linger on the palate. Top notch if you’re looking for a very bitter but somehow still very drinkable IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nparikh (20) - New York, New York, USA - APR 12, 2008
On tap. Pours light gold with a thin but frothy head. Nose is sweet but citrusy, like red grapefruit; just lots of hops and a bitterness that never really goes away. I felt the bitterness was the major characteristic, but I enjoyed it.

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