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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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99
100
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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 2136   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
   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 (5987) - 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 (11035) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle. Slightly hazy coppercoloured beer with nice foamy offwhite head. Aroma of peach, grapefruit, pineapple and lots of hops. Lovely bitter grapefruit taste and a nice creamy mouthfeeling. Erst klasse!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14041) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2008
35cl bottle bought @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Pours hazy copper with a good white head & lacings. Aroma is of hops - peach & grapefruit. Wonderful creamy & smooth palate - hops dominates but doesnt ruin body & balance. So crisp. This is top notch!

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1510) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Tap at Porky’s Pizza Palace - San Leandro: Dark gold color. You can’t see through it. The aroma is dry and hoppy with an extremely hard core grapefruit rind bitter flavor. It has a great finish and an awesome kickin’ bitter aftertaste. It was so good I has two!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (7150) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2008
Bottle. High fluffy but long lasting off-white head. Hazy cobber body. Fresh aroma with notes of especially peaches and grapefruit plus of course a good deal of hops. Flavor dominated by a distinct and sharp (good here) hops bitterness with alcohol in a good combination. Relatively high carbonation and a long pleasant bitter aftertaste.


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