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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 2122   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopnpop (69) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Beautiful orange-copper pour. Perfect frothy, white-laced head. Aroma of hemp, freshly cut grass and grapefruit. Initial taste of grapefruit, orange and tree bark. Fairly balanced palate. Warming alcohol aftertaste with a prodigious mouthfool of hops. I love this stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2479) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Teetering on the edge of 500 ratings, I realized I’ve almost been through a case of this and haven’t rated it yet. Pours out a light copper color with a small lacing white head. Aroma is of citrus hops. The taste is upfront citrus/grapefruit and floral hops with a slight sweetness to balance out the hop bitterness. Refreshing beer and a very solid example of this style.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Powerful hop aroma, amber in color, nice hoppy flavor, some caramel, quite good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tobias (202) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2006
12 oz bottle: bright shiny copper color with a short lived head. aroma is grapefruit and pine. slightly sweet smell. strong pungent hop flavor. pine, pineapple and grapefruit. nice bitterness. smooth and creamy. very drinkable

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEpeeist (3277) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2006 12 oz bottle. Clear orange with a frothy bone head; some stays. Honey and faint citrus. Pineapple-grapefruit, a little brown sugar, increasingly bitter peppery pith. Oily drying. Elmer’s glue aftertaste. Columbus? Pretty nice until that final note.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NephrenKa (27) - Ft. Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2006
The creamy head hides the very cloudy, honey bronze color beneath. The nose is of bitter hay, either toasted or burnt. This is a RICH tasting IPA, very creamy. The initial strength passes to a fizzy middle flavor, followed by a bitter sour-malt flavor at the end. Overall, a great winter IPA, although it’s awfully heavy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Funknmilla (676) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2006
12 oz bottle...solid copper color, no lasting foam...no lacing either...aroma is quite malty with floral notes....mmm first taste is creamy malt with a nice hop back to it...finish is a touch of grapefruit and a nice hoppy bite ...grapefruit is not overbearing...definitely like this one!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pancakes (5) - Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2006 does not count
hoppy with grapefruit, head is creamy, color is copper color, finish is long, body is medium, texture is creamy

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2006
Aroma of grapefruit and spicy hop with a slight hint of pine. Copper colored with a a big white head. A malty viscous beer Cedar board body with a hint of rasberries.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6062) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2006
12-oz.; thanks, Tever! Pours garnet-amber under the light, but more copper-colored in a darker room. Hazy and particulated. Gorgeous and rustic-looking. Delectable. Huge sudsy off-white head. Big grapefruit aromas, with some nice pine and just clean very lightly floral scents in there as well. Medium body with carb approaching the high side of things. Nice rich malty palate with swirling delights of grapefruit and general citric fruity tang--very orange-y, too. Strong but clean and drinkable, nothing out of balance. A little bit of pucker at the very end of the long bitter, slightly resin-y (but mostly pine-y) finish. Great stuff.


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