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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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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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - SEP 30, 2007
One of the best IPA I have tasted....You can taste the wonderful Cascade hops, good citrus and bitter hop deliciousness....try this and put away the imposters....

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cathcacr (642) - Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2007
What we have here is a first-rate IPA, and I dare these poseurs around here to taste this blind against Stoneís IPA and know which one is better. What weíve got is pungent aroma of grassy hops; big rich full-frontal delivery of very citrus-acidic hop flavor followed by full-bodied finish. I just donít know how an IPA could be done better. Okay, so this one didnít quite have the head that Stoneís IPA does. I said to taste them blind, not look at them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 24, 2007
a great overall IPA. 12oz bottle from Bev Mo La Mesa. Big aroma of citrus, grass, pine and a nice malt character. One of the best readly available IPAís out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - SEP 23, 2007
This is a good go to IPA. Nice malt and hop balance, smells great and taste great, cant go wrong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Tasty as all get out, 12oz bottle, and it goes down easy, its great and easy drinking, really enjoy the Simcoe i can taste.. Delicious

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Orion1800 (53) - Piedmont, California, USA - SEP 11, 2007
I liked this IPA. I had not heard of green flash before trying this beer, but I tired this and the brown in the same evening and was quite impresses. This IPA didnít really stand out by my standards, but was just a good well balanced IPA

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KrispyKirk (15) - USA - SEP 7, 2007
12oz bottle. My current benchmark for American IPAs. Not exactly balanced like Bellís Two Hearted but when you got a left-coast hop-jones, nothing else will satisfy. Unfortunately rather difficult to find here in Maryland... Now if I could just figure out how to refit my plug-in glade air fresheners to run on this stuff my house would always smell like a hops garden!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4053) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2007 12 oz. Copper-orange with a medium and lasting head. Nose is grapefruit drizzled with crushed pine cones and honey. Taste is big hops with enough malt to hold it up at first, similar to aroma. Turns more grapefruit-pine and too hoppy-bitter on the finish. Palate is nearly medium and fairly smooth. A bit one-dimensional, overbearing and harsh without much complexity, but thatís what makes it truly American, by God!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: West Coast I.P.A.
Date: November 30, 2005
Mode: Draft
Source: Nijaís
Appearance: clear light amber, thin white head
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma
Flavor: solid lasting big hop flavor, long bitter finish
Overall: strong hops could cause fatigue after a while

Name: West Coast I.P.A.
Date: June 25, 2012
Mode: draft
Source: tmac kennesaw
Score: 2.9 to 3.5
Appearance: clear deep copper, creamy off white head, sticky globs of lace
Aroma: definitive citrus and crystal aroma
Flavor: sweet crystal malt flavor, abundant citrus hops, bitter grapefruit rind, long bitter finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Tap is better than bottle. The latest over-hyped "west coast IPA" at all of the local beer spots. In the bottle: Oxidized caramel cascade flavor. Hops and half-converted starch aroma. On tap, slightly less oxidized cascade flavor. Too Dark. Too much caramel. Lower the crystal malt percentage, lower the mash temp, and ease off on the Cascade, and I think weíll be getting somewhere. A few nice pine and citrus notes struggling to get through, and itís pretty clean tasting for 7%. Yet, I gotta say.. Green Flash, please stop over hyping your product and concentrate on making, good, consistent, well attenuated keg-only beer for a while first. If I want a too-sweet over-hopped IPA Iíll have a Racer 5, thanks.

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