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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Draft at Downtown Johnny Browns. Poured hazy copper with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Heavy bitter flavor with a heavy smooth bitter finish of long duration. A very good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cthulu81 (29) - Woodbridge, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Zounds! What we have here is the IPA’s genetic clone of a sauvignon blanc. Racy, zesty kaffir lime, pungent herbaceousness and a good sprinkling of cat urine scream out of the glass. All in a delicious sort of way, of course. This is a succulent brew, no doubt, but certainly has its own style about it. Juicy malt leads the charge toward the dangly thing in the back of your throat, countered by puckering grape fruit and guava notes. The finish is lingering with what I find to be hints of stone ground wheat crackers. Or I could just be angling for a "geeky flavor profile" award. Just give this one a try and enjoy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Pours a hazy burnt orange. Nice floral aroma on the nose with a hint of toffee. The flavor gives a little bit of citrus, but still is dominated by a floral slightly piney hoppiness. Very nice balanced finish that clings to the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1644) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2007 Poured from a 22 oz. Golden, opaque orange in color. Aromas of mandarin orange and various woods, plants, and grasses. Flavors are very planty with bits of moss, resin, cucumber and the texture of wasabi without the fire. Lacks citrus punch, but this doesn’t detract too much, because the vegetal tones here are well-integrated and oddly enjoyable. Thanks for sharing, Dan!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2007
At the 2007 Big Beer, Belgians, & Barleywines Festival in Vail. hazy copper amber with a thick off white head. Great head retention. Great berry-citrus-pine aroma that is complex and complete. Flavor is of a smoother bitterness than the aroma would suggest. Big orange/chocolate Tootsie Roll-like taste. Great mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5361) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Bottle at Brickskeller. Very hoppy beer. Floral notes and a strong hop aroma. Flavor is grapefruit and pine.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Draft @ Najas....exactly what you would expect from a beer with the name "west coast IPA". extremely floral hoppy aroma followed by a strong hop flavor of pine, grapefruit and citrus. quite a bit hoppier than a lot of IPAs ive come across lately...this seems to be somewhere between what most IPAs are and where a DIPA is. that said the flavor was excellent and definitely a good representative of what socal IPAs are all about.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9233) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2007
Orangey with foaming head. Grapefruit hoppy aroma. Taste is medium to full moithfeel of initially grapefruit and malt, quite drinkable. There is resins there that add up, and a second pint would be much, true for most IPAs to me. Purchased recently a Oak Park in NJ, the least annoying state.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brianprentiss (676) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2007
I don’t love this beer like others seem to, the hops are just too over the top. I don’t mind heavy hops but these are too bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Hop aroma starts dominating right away, but it is light at the beginning, beomes more piney and citrusy, as it warms, somewhere in there I smell that perfect hop aroma, I’ve only smelled it a couple times, in 3 Floyds Dreadnaught, in a couple Pizza Port Hop brews, in Dogfishhead ,in Founders Devil Dancer, and I smelled it here,albeit fleeting. Lots of particles floating around, taste is all hop, the whole gamut of all the hop flavors, with malt sweetness in the middle ,and then the hop bitterness in the end. Mediumed bodied,but still a hop bomb , Simcoe, Columbus ,Centennial, and Cascade decadence. Another San Diego area hop masterpiece, thanks to awaisanen for shipping this as an extra


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