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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2136   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2007
Medium copper body with a thick & finely laced head that lasts a long time. Aroma is big with citrusy hops, perfumy, a hint of grass and pine. Flavor is boldly hoppy, but witha fair amount of malt to back it up. Lively on the palate, yet finishes clean. Very nice IPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartzilla (534) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Pretty solid IPA here. Canít believe itís taken me this long to rate it, but I figure since Iím in-hand right now, Iíll take care of some long overdue business. Very fresh smelling and a delicious blast of the C hops that arenít at all hidden by anything else, like those pesky malts, for example. Easy drinking and a staple around these parts. Good show.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Ho hum not my fav IPA. Poured a golden color lacing was average. Aroma was typical for style except no malt balance really. Flavor was resinous hops and floral was thin, almost wattery just another IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Hazy orange with a medium head. Fair lacing. Aroma of pineapple and grapefruit with a bit of oily resin. Makes you feel like Sylvester when he eats some alum, and his mouth puckers up so much that he is forced to try to eat Tweety through a straw. In other words, I loved it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Tap. Very nicel floral aroams. Great flavors of citrus, flowers and pine. Offset by a bit of malts. Very nice West Caost style IPA, medium bodied almost creamy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2007
The aroma promises a symphony of hops, as does the prominent hop lace upon pouring. The viscosity suggests the malt strength/alcohol content. The hop flavors deliver on the aromaís promise, producing a hop synergy second to no other. The sweet abundant pale malt could not rival the hop presence, which really lingers in the finish. Move over Stone, you have some real competition in the IPA department!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1719) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2007
Deep gold, with a white head. Aroma is citrusy hops, sugar, and malt. Flavor is hops, fruit, sugar, and malt. Ends bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - APR 28, 2007
Slightly cloudy light copper color with a thick white head that leaves behind a good deal of lacing. Crisp floral/grassy hop aroma. Medium-bodied palate. Nice lingering hop finish with some dryness. Good malt character to back up as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - APR 28, 2007
Tried at Green Flashís tasting room with my friend Joel from work. A good beer, but an average IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - APR 26, 2007
bottle. murky gold color. medium head. hoppy aroma. nice hoppy taste. round and well bitterness.

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