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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Editorís 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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2008
This is a true IPA. This should be the model for the style. One of the best IPAs I have had in a while. And its not a Double or Extreme or anything. But it packs a punch. I like the use of different types of hops. The Simcoe hops are the main flavoring, while the others provide more of an aroma. This is like a session IPA. Strong and hoppy, but definitely could enjoy a whole slew of these.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AbeerWolf (27) - USA - JAN 30, 2008
This is the beer that got me started on IPAís. First smell was dominated by wonderful sweet citrus notes of grapefruit. Plenty of sweet malt to support the hops. Stays with you in a good way. An unbeatable beer when you get a good batch!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - JAN 29, 2008
Draft. Pours a deep copper color. Nice white head with some lacing. Fantastic aroma of tangerine, lemon and grapefruit with slight pine note. The taste is a hop sensation with highlights of citrus and some biscuit malt. The bitterness is long lasting and really coats the tongue. A nice beer that I need to pair with some spicy food.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2225) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2008
Rich orange-amber in colour, long lasting creamy off-white coloured head, excellent lacing. The aroma is incredibly hoppy woth lots of pine, grapefruit and oranges, floral, caramel sweetness. The flavour is again very hoppy, lots of citrus and pine, some sweetness is also kicking around here. Dry mouthfeel, medium body, medium/high carbonation. Finishes very dry, long and very hoppy. This was very hoppy from start to finish, very dry, not much in terms of balance either.

355ml bottle obtained in a trade with <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>kmweaver, thanks Ken.
Received on November 8, 2007 and opened on November 11, 2007.
No date.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GJF (1230) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 23, 2008
This is a fabulous beer. Bought as a twelve oz bottle from bottle trek, poured into a pint. Poured as a nice gold/coppery slightly cloudy with a rich rocky white head. The aroma was intense, grassy and citrusy. The hop flavor was overpowering with a creamy malty background. Incredibly rich and dense flavors that really lasted. I was really wishing I had ordered more. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReademNwheat (174) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2008
From a bottle. Pours a copper color with small white head. Aroma is of grassy/piney hops, some sweet grapefruit citrus hops, and a little floral hops poking thorugh. Same thing comes though on the taste. Pretty tasty brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Great aroma of pine citrus and the hint of peach (from the simcoe I believe). This one loses out a bit in the middle and end, a bit too bitter and the hops seem to vanish (relatively speaking of course). A bit of a disappointment after that smell.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thooper41 (548) - BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2008 12oz bottle: pours a hazy light brown with a nice white head that quickly fades. aroma has a strong fresh hop smell. flavor is very high on the IBU scale but the slap you in the face hop bite fades after every sip. very well made beer but could use more CO2.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JAN 10, 2008
A good IPA. Well balanced and endearing. Everything that an IPA needs to be is present, but without it being too much. Right up there with Alesmithís for sure.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2008
12oz bottle: Pours an autumn amber with a whipped head that offers plenty of lacing. The hops used here, from the nose to the body, are bright and defined. The combo of Cascade, Centennial and Simcoe are a knockout punch, with the perfect blend of tropical fruit, tangerine, orange, grapefruit as well as fresh cut grass, lemongrass and cut roses. A slight increase in crystal malt would offer a better cushion to the bitterness, but I canít complain. This is one of the best IPAs Iíve had.


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