punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Illinismitty. Nice copper pour with a big frothy off-white head. Delicious aroma of grapefruit, orange zest, caramel malt and spices. Very much like Bellís Hopslam. Hops give lots of grapefruit up front with pine and some floralness lingering of the side of the tongue afterwards. Very little malt balancing out the hops in the flavor. Body is a bit lighter than what I would have liked.
kscottbrown (2) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! If you are looking for hops look no further. Great bitey mouth feel. Nice lacing from the head. Taste stays with you. My kind of beer.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2011 Hazy, copper-amber color with mostly full, off-white, creamy head which lasts quite a while and leaves lots of random lacing. Nose is delightful; plenty of pink grapefruit with pine resin, tangerine peel zest, floral, and faint herbal. Flavor is powerful and pungent; pink grapefruit and tangerine hold the bulk of the notes initially but soon followed with light spicy and floral underneath herbal and pine resin bitterness. Bitterness is nearly high. Finishes bitter with pink grapefruit and an herbal character light spice and pine. Palate is medium, nearly lively, creamy, and almost sticky in mouthfeel. Nice IPA and certainly carried by itís unique citrus flavors and pungent, resinous, and herbal bitterness. I first had this about a four and a half years ago when I was just becoming a hop lover and thought it was just too much; now I really like the power of the Columbus to match the complex citrus and other subtleties. West Coast indeed.
BrewerDub (34) - USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall a very good IPA. Copper color. Full white head. Nice and hoppy with some citrus and little bit of floral notes. Not at all very matly, which I liked. Makes this a really smooth drinking IPA. Nothing TOO spectacular here, but very solid nonetheless.
atomcow1 (18) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from Once Upon a Vine. Pours a gorgeous deep bronze with an ample fluffy head. Aroma is of floral hops and slightly spicy. Very nice citrusy hop character with not unnoticeable malts to give it structure. Alcohol almost unnoticeable. Only drawback is a slightly tinny note on the finish. No surprises here, but thatís fine. Very solid brew; one of my favorite locally available IPAís
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
#500!!! I know someone sent this to me--and I really canít remember who--but big props to the sender. Very strong fresh hop aroma that pleases my hoppy sense. Light golden brown with a medium sized white head. The palate is really full for an IPA. Great caramel malt presence hits you right off, with a perfect balancing act in the hop department--agressive, and bitter--but not overpowering. Very good brew--my first from Green Flash.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bitter hops dominate the aroma.Pours a hazy light gold with a medium off white head.Flavor has lots of hops with a solid malt balance.Medium mouthfeel with some bitter hops in the finish.
Cobra (1100) - - JAN 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
eaglefan538 (2982) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 30, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.