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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2148   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cobra (1100) - - JAN 2, 2007
12 oz. stubby, brown bottle. No freshness date seen. Poured out a hazy orange color, with a huge white head. Thick, sticky, and a long lasting head on this beer. Aromas are of hops mostly, with some yeast coming thru also. Flavors are of malts, and the alcohol is very present. Decent body, chwey texture. Decent IPA in my book.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Bottle. Pours a golden orange with a very nice 1/2" head. Nose was luscious and soft, citrus and light floral hops. Flavor is way upfront hop, bitter and piney with a smidge of caramel maltiness to attempt to stave off the hop brigade. The malts were soundly defeated, unfortunately. Following the nose, I was anticipating an excellent brew. It was OK, but the overpowering bitterness left a not so good taste in my mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538 (2914) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Poured a golden color, some orange mixed in there, not as deep as other IPAs, head respectable, but nothing better than average for the style, ditto that for the lacing. The aroma was resinous, maybe a touch of caramel, but not a lot of strong malts at all. The flavor was mostly floral and resinous hops, watery malty base. Not much more than average hop water. Mouthfeel was light, thin, like the somewhat watery flavor. Snore.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1859) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Nice orange with medium white head. Aroma is grapefruity and delicious. Taste is heavily grapefruit, with some extra pith for more bitterness. A bit of a letdown from the aroma, but a solid IPA nonetheless. $2.25/12oz

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stuckmash (6) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2006 does not count
A new very impressive offering from the local beer store. Aroma - pine and cirus dominate with slightly sugary sub-tones. Appearance is rich crystal clear amber with very slight lingering head. Palate features fantastic fresh hop flavors (as vibrant as is available in my opinion) balanced by a slightly sugary maltiness. Palate was a touch light for my preference. Overall this beer was fantastic. Ideally the great hop boquet would be balanced with slightly less sugary and more complex malt notes. Will definitely be trying other GFBC products offered in my area.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Bottle from realale420. Slightly hazy orange with fliffy head. Smells of pine and citrus hops. Bitter hops dominate this brew with some malt backbone. The finish was lip puckering. Good stuff

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Now this was great. Poured golden with a white creamy head. Nose is sticky hops. Sweet citrus notes with a complex hop spectrum here, I taste the grapfruit, and lemon, and , well great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Mildly hazy dark amber with ruby highlites under a full light tan head. Floral aroma with graperfuit and pine hovering above the glass. Well-balanced fruity, hoppy and malty flavor with light caramel, vanilla, grapefruit and mild peppery notes dancing about the toungue. Creamy mouthfeel and a slightly sweet but crisp finish. Green Flash is definately not a flash in the pan brewer. This IPA wil be a welcome guest in my beer fridge quite often.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1272) - TAIWAN - DEC 21, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2008 hazy copper with off white head. the aroma is of grapefruit, hugely hoppy. the flavor is grassy and the mouthfeel is smooth. re-rateL 6/3/7/4/12, aug 2008 cloudy copper with white head, this brew has grapefruit aroma typical of this style. the flavor is massively hoppy and the finish is slightly bitter and aseet. the malt profile is not strong enough to prevent this beer from being a hop juice that it is.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2387) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours an orange golden color with a medium white frosty head. Aroma is floral with hints of tangerine,pine,freshly mowed summer grass and simcoe hops. Taste has that typical ’West Coast’ piney flavor with hints of tangerine and grapefruit along with rose pedals. Excellent.

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