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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2154   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmac (4965) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2007
12 oz bottle. Poured a hazy copper/brown with a large white frothy head and lots of floating particles, is this a bottle conditioned/unfiltered IPA? Aroma is awesome with tons of fresh piney hops and a sweet caramel malt background. Medium mouthfeel with some nice lively carbonation. Flavor is all about the hops.This is one of the hoppiest IPAs I have ever had. It almost seems like a DIPA, good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Bottle from Stockertown Dist, PA. The hoppiness is so evident that I feel like I can taste the leaves put in the wort. Rather than use the usual grapefruit citrus IPA deScriptors, I will say this is a very clean beer with lots of stickiness and an almost uh how do I say it: marijuana (hemp?) like quality of pine resin? If I smoked, this would pair quite nicely. The palate has a nice medium dry quality which makes it easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Bottle shared by mreusch at the csbosox tasting 7/3. Pours a dark, cloudy amber with a creamy off-white head. The aroma is a strong sweet caramel along with citrus and pine hops. Smells unusually sweet for an IPA. Medium-bodied, lively and dry. The flavor runs with grassy, citrus hops and a sweet caramel backing. I really enjoyed this beer but found it just a bit on the sweet side for my IPA tastes. I’ll have to snag another bottle when I can to see if perhaps my tongue was confused by home brew clone that I was tasting with it side-by-side. Thanks again, Matt!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
memmling (8) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2007 does not count
very zesty start and sort of old-cabin weed finish. i found this guy pretty filling overall, but after i finished i wanted another.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2007
Bottle. Amber orange in color with a nice off white head. Hoppy citrus aroma. Grapefruit orange and pine hop notes. Sweet malty and hoppy flavor. Floral notes. The hop flavors linger throughout the whole beer. Finish is nice and bitter. Nice west coast IPA. Well balanced with sweet malts and hops. Full bodied beer. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2007 Pours medium dark amber, forms an off white foamy head. Aroma is of grapefruits, pines, malts. Flavor is full bodied, malted pines, grapefruit and hops resonate through this lovely west coast IPA. Me want more! (Thanks Steve)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Whoa, this is a nose. Very full odor from this brew. Full of hops, overpoweringly so. Awesome. Pour forms into a nice looking head that lasted the entire glass. Taste is full of hops, and as a crisp finish. Awesome brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Pours a copper color with thin head and good lacing. Aroma is a good dose of floral and pine hops. Flavor was well balanced blend of bitter, citrus, grassy hops backed up by some sweet malts. Well done West Coast style IPA. Wish it was more available here in PA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Bottle. Piney, hoppy aroma. Poured deep copper with thick white lasting head. Much lacing. Full rich body with maybe a little too much hoppiness. Full finish with all over the tongue bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Pours a cloudy deep orangy amber with a head full of big bubbles that leaves some sticky lacing as it recedes. Arome is citrusy hops, maybe a little sweet carmelly malts underneath. Flavor is nice; more balanced than I expected, with a solid sweet carmel malt background and plenty of bitter and dry, citrusy hops. Finishes bitter. Mouthfeel is medium, sticky and smooth, with moderate carbonation. Solid, tasty, hoppy IPA.

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