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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2126   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2008 like chewin on a sugar coated pine cone. (yes i know). super hoppy and really too sweet. out of balance but strangely drinkable6/4/6/3/13 is equal to 3.2

re-rate on tap @ papago... hazed brownish gold with a foamy white head and rings of pillowy lacing. aromas of pine, citrus and grapefruit pith stand out in front of grainy sweetness. the flavor is caramel-y grain sweetness... sugar added as a last ditch effort to balance it out and make sense of it?.... tastes like a sugary pine cone mixed with the bitterness from grapefruit. itís certainly hoppy... itís sweet and bitter but not necessarily dry. thatís what makes it weird for me... 8/4/6/3/13 is equal to 3.4

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigrond (1460) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2007
very good beer. Nice dry hop flavor. Strong in every respect...& you have to respect that. If you like hops youíll lov ethis. This beer isnít very well balanced though, but for a hophead......balance is not a real issue

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3398) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2007
Murky brown orange color with a creamy off white head. Fresh hoppy nose of pine and orange peel. Big hop taste in this big IPA. Tons of sweet grapefruit, pine resin, apple sauce, orange juice and peach. Solid bready malts to support it all. Long bitter finish of grapefruit rind. Full mouthfeel, and a well hidden 7% ABV. This is an aggressive PNW IPA, and a very tastey beer. Iím glad I have two bottles of this.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2007
Nice, slightly cloudy copper color, frothy lasting head. Oh the nose! Huge hop aroma with pine and citrus - nose runs the gamut. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Nice lemon/grapefruit hop flavor. Just enough sweet maltiness to balance. Very nicely done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
riversideAK (5590) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2007
Huge citrus grapefruit. Beer pours an orange brown color with a creamy head. Flavor is initially grapefruit followed by alot of piney resin. Not alot of malt backbone, maybe a little vanilla flavor but not too much at all. Not hard to drink. Finishes somewhat dry and resiny on the palate. I had with some ahi and it accompanied the wasabi nicely. A good example of the West Coast style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - APR 23, 2007
Bottled. Hazy amber coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Well balanced with notes of malt, caramel, hops, pine, grass, citrus and a nice dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 19, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2008 Big floral pine and citrus nose with just a very slight metallic note. Big and full mouthfeel that is very astringent. Nice lingering oily hop finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 17, 2007
12 oz bottle; nose of ivy smelling hops; I have picked this aroma up in several IPAs, but donít know which hop causes it. Hazy copper with a small beige head; flavor of hop bitterness from the medium body lasting well into the finish. Excellent!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 16, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2009 Bottle - Draft A very bitter finish on this one - sorta grassy....hazy orangey/amber color beer with off-white head. very dry hoppy finish. Not necessarily an IPA I would go out of my way to recommend if youíre in the SD area... now i laugh at this old rating, this IPA is the shit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2007
Bottle (Sune) Unclear amber - white head. High high hoppy, citrus, grape, pine, light resin, light malty, ligh sweetness. High bitter finish.


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