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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy amber with a bit too much sediment for my taste (though this is probably my fault for not letting the bottle settle long enough after shipment) and a light head. Pine and light citrus peal are apparent in the aroma with a biscuit like malt presence. Flavor is nice and bitter! Very spruce sap like with citrus peal hints. There is a good malt presence holding all those hops up but it really pales next to the level of hop power. Very light hint of sweetness. Medium-full body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
steelers37 (62) - little ferry, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2007
copper pour with a fruity hops and a touch of spice on the nose. citrus hops roll nicely into piney floral hops. nice and bitter very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2007
From a 12-oz bottle shared by the Cellars Wine & Spirits gang, pours a copper orange brew with a thick creamy white head. Nice lacing. Aroma has heavy citrus, grapefruit, grass, and pine hops. Flavor is oily, medium body with a dry grapefruit aftertaste. Everything one would expect in a decent IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
allfreej (555) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Bottled. Pour is an orangey copper, with a nice, white head. The nose is grapefruit, resin, and sour. The flavor is citrus, hops, and alcohol with a huge hoppy finish. I wish I could get this at home!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2007
Pours an orange/amber. Aroma was intensely hoppy in my opinion, lots of pine, some grapefruit and butter. Malt is there , but this is not one of the maltier IPAs Iíve had. Taste was hops from the start till the end, with lots of grapefruit, pine, and a strong bitterness with no charred or off elements. Biscuit and butter taste to the malt helped set the stage. I was pretty impressed with the strength of this non-imperial IPA. Very delightful.

   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 (620) - 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 (1050) - 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.

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