Orion1800 (52) - Piedmont, California, USA - SEP 11, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
KrispyKirk (15) - USA - SEP 7, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
nearbeer (3936) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: West Coast I.P.A.
Date: November 30, 2005
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
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
Score: *** /4
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
cheap (4350) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2007
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at Mad Mex in Robinson. Yes, the typical IPA hoppy floral aroma. Ubiquitous pale yellow american lager color and appearance. Smooth creamy head. No carbonation on the palate. Very hoppy IPA, what else? Finish is bitter medium medicine. If you like IPA, go for it!
StefanSD (2217) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy unfiltered rich copper color with a lacing off-white head. Aroma has big citrus notes with some pine. Flavor is hops forward. This is a hops bomb. Other complex flavors include grapefruit, oranges, walnuts, cedar and pine resin. Mouthfeel is silky smooth (but not creamy), and is full and satisfying with a bit of film. Finish is dry, long and bitter with more citrus. If you are in the mood for a bitter beer this is a first rate choice.
geoffglossop (1) - USA - AUG 19, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great hoppy flavor! I drink this regularly at Churchills in San Marcos. I try all of their rotational IPAís but always come back to this for taste and consistency.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of mj. Thanks, Mike! Hazy, orangish-amber color; off-white head with good retention and lacing. Dense, resiny grapefruit and citrus aroma; slightly earthy / maple syrup malt backdrop. Medium-to-full, chewy and resiny mouthfeel: bitter citrus and grapefruit hop character; decent balancing maple syrup malt backdrop, with minimal astringency; fresh, dense, and (as mtoast noted) much better than last year. Lengthy, dry citrus and bitter finish. Resiny, drinkable IPA.
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Mad Mex Robinson, 8/16/07. When did this beer get this good? I tried it about a year ago and was less that impressed, a year later and itís a completely different beer. Nice deep amber color, fluffy off white foam that sticks around despite Mad Mexís insistence on using beer killing quat sanitizer. Aroma is huge pungent hoppiness, lots of pine, some tropical fruit, some citrus, very complex. Very nice malt backbone. A damn fine ale.