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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2008
Pours a nice golden amber in color. Has a nice quarter inch head on the pour, and maintains a nice froth on top of the beer.
Smell is wonderful floral and citrus hops. Very nice. Taste is the same, but there’s a nice bite to it. This is an incredible IPA that would stand up to some DIPA’s. Good and refreshing on the mouthfeel. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 10, 2008
Thx for another great tasting, Kim (Beljohansen) !!! Light amber, nice haed, hops, fruit, flowers and spices, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2008
Pours a dark amber color with foamy white head. Very hoppy aroma balanced by caramel malt presence. Flavor very similar to arom. Very quaffable IPA with a nice sweet maltiness balancing out the bitter hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3756) - Vadum, DENMARK - APR 10, 2008
Clear amber of color with a nice, longlasting beige head. An aroma malt, grapefruit and hops A flavor of hops, grapefruit, malt and notes of caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2008
Amber with a thin white head. Aroma is strong hops. Flavor is hoppy as well, surprise. Some citrus and caramel in the background. Has a nice bitter finish. Good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2008
Bottle. Pours a light yellowed amber with some haze, because sometimes I pour too heavily. The nose is sharp with hops. Bitter for the sake of bitter? Not a lot of malt, so the balance is out of whack in my mind. But still, not a bad beer. Fuller mouthfeel. Creamy with smaller bubbles. The flavors are along the same lines. Maybe a bit of past prime hops? Maybe just too much hop? Stronger bitterness hides subtlety. Lack of malt body. Still refreshing. Not particularly flawed, but not balanced and lacking nuance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (12884) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 6, 2008
Dark cloudy golden with a white head. Rich and very American hop flavour that offers everything - peach comes first, with pine making a strong appearance. Green grass, roses, Earl Grey tea, grapefruit and lime follows. Flavour is dry, hoppy, and of course bitter. Mouth coating and long lasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 6, 2008
Bottle. [Tasting @ Ølbaren, Copenhagen]. Unclear medium yellow orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, flowers, grape - citrus, pine. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (110308)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IPAGargoyleGuy (140) - Troy, NY, New York, USA - APR 3, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2009 The simcoe citrus and grapefruit flavor make it different, but as enjoyable, as some of the best IPA’s I’ve had (stone, two-hearted) etc. If finishes very crisp and refreshing, Everything I want from this style and more. Rerated due to the over-the-top hoppiness. Not the most balanced IPA, but that’s why I love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Brassy amber body beneath a thick white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops with traces of caramel sweetness. The hops assault the tonge with their bitterness without any help from the caramel to reduce the effect. Bitterness -- in a good way -- is the hallmark of this brew. If it’s perhaps one note, that is one helluva note.

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