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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2158   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 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 (2643) - 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 (1097) - 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 (7501) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2007
An excellent IPA. Huge hoppy flavor, but very flavorful. Good malt base. Nice dry bitter finish. I love this kind of beer. Dogfishhead’s 90-minute still has a small edge I think, but this is truly a fine beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Opaque amber with a minimal white head. Basically, tastes of a combination of severe hops damage plus fresh grains and grass. Not a very well balanced beer, but for a most typical west coast IPA I guess this was expected. The alcohol is well hidden and could have been more prominent. Did not enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chadje (203) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2011 Just had this on tap and updating scores... Pours a nice caramel color with lots of floaties. A hoppy scent and a nice head. A good tasting IPA with a good bitter aftertaste.

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