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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2007
12oz. Wow. Pours strikingly dark hazy amber with a thinner beige head. Aroma is mostly pine and hops. It struck me first as drinking straight pine sap, the hops are the main feature in this beer. Possibly to the beer’s own fault, I found the aroma much more interesting than the taste or palate as they seemed a bit one-dimensional from all the hops. A good and somewhat distinguished beer, I can’t see myself drinking this too often.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Bottle->tulip: yierlds a large, frothy, off-white head that exhibits fair lacing with the body being slightly murky. The body is lightly cloudy and the malt and hops are in excess here, which is a REAL plus IMO. Not too much carbonation with a bitter finish that’ll stick around with’ya for a bit. Moderately acidic and bitter. This beer yields a super aroma and has some bitterness to not be ashamed of. A pretty great beer that should be available in more places than it is, b/c life is too short to drink mediocre beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2007
reddish brown appearance with hoppy nose. flavor has very good balance for an ipa with huge hop appearance. great beer only possible improvement could be more malt/alcohol to balance it a little better

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours a rich golden-amber color. Cream-colored thick head. Overwhelming (in a good way) citrus hops in the nose. Great floral and citrus hop flavor. A little caramel maltiness in the middle, but book ended by great bitterness. Leaves a nice grapefruit on the palate. One of my favorite IPAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - DEC 15, 2007
Two great IPA/IIPAs in a row. This one very piney with a burst of grapefruit. Holds flavor well but but a little thin on the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBunn (2736) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Bottle. Pour is a lovly orangish amber and holds a nice and dense two fingers of foam. Aromas are heavily pine and grapefruit with a touch of sweet malt promised. Flavor is wonderfully hoppy with a perfect ammount of malt to balance out the bitterness. Fabulous.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wamoore84 (20) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2007
6 pack from Capone’s in Norristown. Had everything I expected in an IPA with slightly more bitterness. Worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlthiering (48) - Viginia Beach, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Poured like liquid gold. Not much head. Smells very much like a citrus explosion. The bitterness of this beer compliments the overall feeling asssociated with it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours gold with amber hues with a thin, off-white, creamy head. Great lacing. Huge citrus and spice hop nose. a few piny notes, grapefruit and a touch of lemon. Big old hoptastic bitterness, with sweet hop citrus/floral taste. Moderate malty notes. Big bitterness at the end and a citrus/bitterness after. Deliciouso!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Bottled. Poured brilliant medium orange with a medium cap of creamy beige head. The aroma was delightfully aggressive even when cold (I did let it warm up).. juicy grapefruit and pine with a light and bright caramel backing.. juicy and nicely balanced. The flavor had a sweet caramel and grapefruit meat core with pine, pear, and grapefruit bitterness all over the tongue.. long sweet and bitter finish. Medium-bodied and slightly grainy on the palate.. the strong bitterness and fine balance worked great here!

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