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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 2140   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Bottle fom Doc Johnson: Pours a deep amber with a thick white head with debris throughout. Aroma is huge with hops and grapefruit. Heavy on the palate with complex hops. Finish is massive with hops that linger. One of the more aggessive IPA’s i’ve had. Thanks Doc!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Pours orange-amber with white head. Aroma is predominately citrus- grapefruit, lemon, orange- caramel malt, and some pine. Flavor is nicely zesty; again the focus is on the citrus hops. Strong grapefruit all the way through. Nice tangy bitterness at the end, mellowed with caramel and pale malts. Sticky palate, but a pleasant surprise.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11209) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2008
Bottle, bought @ Vinens Verden, Odense.
Pours yellowish amber with a big bubbly/creamy yellow-white head. Aroma is very hoppy with pine and grapefruit dominating, some sweet sticky malts behind it. Light carbonation and rather full mouthfeel. Flavour is very sticky sweet at first, lots of malts and fruity hops. Then the bitterness takes over. Very dry mouthfeel Wonderful IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - MAR 9, 2008
Tap at Thrash Zone. Pine, grapefruit, sweet malts, and grass in the aroma. Zesty mouth to this one. Flavor is loaded with hop notes. From citrus and pine to grass and light floral. Grapefruit and lemon are followed by sweet malts. Really tasty IPA. Glad to see it on tap in Japan.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TonyDiUlio (650) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2008
well perhaps im crazy but i was flipping backwards for this beer. A lot of people told me it was great but i didnt think so. There were too many conflicting flavors compared to a standard, very hoppy and bitter, IPA. Still good, but not great

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MinetoKuroda (12) - Nihombashi Chuo-ku, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2008
(bottle) It is amazing we can enjoy this so fresh na joutai in Japan. It’s very interesting compared with the sophisticated ‘Extra Pale Ale’, IPA is very isagiyoku, mayoi ga nai . I think you’ll make a history in Japan. I really enjoyed early happy spring. Sorry my poor English.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
taffurs888 (124) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Pours a dark a caramel color with a decent amount of head. Aroma is terrific, pine/floral boquet. Taste of a nice bitter hop mixed with a piney/grassy vibe all the while kicking in a floral/grapefruit feel. Nice malty backbone.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6106) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2008
sample from Bottle. Big Centennial piney hop aroma. Pours a simple copper color. Sharp bitterness up front. Not balaced as i would like. Decent

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2008
12oz bottle from Immy. Nice bright hoppy aroma. Perfume, citrus zest, wet grass and cedar. Pours a dull, unclear copper with a nice head leaving excellent lacing. Flavor is woodsy and bitter. Tree bark, grass with a touch of citrus. A tad muddied compared to the beautiful, bright nose. Medium bodied. Lengthy bitter finish,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (11343) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2008 Draught at Black Tiger, NYC. Golden color, offwhite head. Nice fruity, hoppy aroma, grapes, pine apples, bana notes, some peach, grassy hops and green apples. Fruity flavor, grassy, dry, rather bitter and with perfume notes. Long nice dry bitter finish.


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