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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2149   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thooper41 (549) - 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.

   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 Alesmith’s for sure.

   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 can’t complain. This is one of the best IPAs I’ve had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - JAN 9, 2008
An awesome IPA...even better than Stones in my opinion. Very full flavored malt and palate. Copper color small almost no head only bad part. Greta Zest as it syas in description and great balance. Almost perfect

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2008
12oz bottle. Copper colored with a fluffy off-white head. Herbal and citrus aroma. Medium body, crisp. Dry finish. The hops really kick in on the end. Could use more on the malt, or less on the hop for balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jspruit (122) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 6, 2008
Bought this 12oz bottle in Florida while on vacation this past November-drank back in Ireland. Pours a nice copper color with a large white foamy head that slowly settled to a 1/2 finger foam that stayed with the entire drink as it went down. Initial smells are largely piney and hoppy. Taste is strongly of hops and citrus with pine hints, just like the smells indicates. It is a bit too much for me, borderline bitter. Not a full beer, but definitely has some body to it and a decent mouthfeel. I don’t think that I could drink more than one of these in a sitting as it really isn’t my favorite style, but I am glad that I tried it and would recommend to those looking for a west coast IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hobokenkid (7) - boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2008 does not count
one of the better beers i have tried. great balance and taste.hops. grapefruit.Light to medium

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmclellan3 (1) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2008 does not count
I love this beer! When we lived in SD, Green Flash was in the same business park my wife worked in. As such, this was often (very happily) our home tap. I do like hoppy beers, and this one never got old to me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2008
12 oz. glass bottle- color of clear honey, with a off white head - nose of resin, spruce, fresh hops , pine , mint , resin , cannabis , and malt – taste of fresh hops , lemon citrus , resin , cannabis , and malts- body is great better than their IIPA, and with medium high carbonation – aftertaste of resin, citrus zest, slight malts, and very nice balance all the way around

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2008
12oz. Bottle: Balls out hops aroma. Smells of hops, pine, grapefruit, and citrus. Very nice aroma. Poured amber in color with a large, rocky, creamy, off-white/orange-hued head that diminished but lasted throughout. Excellent lacing. Hazy. Slightly sparkling. A few medium-sized particles. Heavily bitter flavor. Tastes of hops, grapefruit, citrus, pine, and resin, with a bit of caramel too. Medium body. Lightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Hoppy, citrus finish.

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