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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2141   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 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 (1270) - 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 (2371) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 13, 2006
bottle-huge thanks to Ernest for this fine IPA-one of my favs for shure! Pours bright lightly hazy orange with a sudsy off-white head. WOW, what an aroma-huge piney nose with some citric sweetness, flowery, floral hop arangement. Man, i can huff this for ever! Flavors are the best of both worlds-sweet citric hops with a ton of nice pine on the finish. the bitterness is firm, but not above 85ibu’s i would say. The mouthfeal is great-slick and with mild carbonation. this is the real deal. This beer is fairly under-rated if you ask me. An awesome IPA for shure and a must-have for any hophead out there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2006
What a different IPA this is. Floral and citrus aroma lead off. The hazy orange clor is topped by a one finger off white head that leaves quickly. Remember that full course dinner bubble gum in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory. This is the beer version. Sweet and piney in the beginning an its not until swallowed that the hops show up to say hello. The aftertaste is bitter but not too much. This is a unique IPA in that the contrast with the sweet and bitter is so pronounced. Maybe because I had it on tap?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (4135) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2006
What a fine brew to have for #700. Pours bronze with a good sized light tan head that gives fine lacing. The aroma hits you with a wallop of citrus / grapefruit hops that are very fresh smelling. There is also some light pineapple and some light malt for balance, but this mainly a hop bomb. Medium body that is very resiny with a nice amount of soft carbonation. Starts with lots of floral hops and grapefruit with light tropical notes. All flavors are full and bold. The finish is resiny with spice and pine hops added to the existing mix. Excellent IPA - I wish I could get a hold of this easier.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Thanks Secret Santa Claus! cloudy orange with good sized white head. Aroma of grapefruit and earthy cascade hops, very chewy palate, as advertised, very aggressively hopped with just the right amount of malt balance to back it up. Another great west coast ipa. Damn, I need to move there soon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2007 Light orange-brown color with medium white head. Sweet citrus aroma with a bit of pine detectable. Taste was very hoppy - primarily grapefruit taste with some pine and floral elements, and a nice malt backing that makes this one really well balanced. Nice body with a clean hop finish. Solid West Coast-style IPA that I hope to see more of in the future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2006
The hoppiness of this beer is hard to overstate. Huge amounts of floral and citrus which reminded me a lot of Blue Point Hoptical Illusion. The difference here is that the beer is cut with quite a lot of bitterness, which keeps this thing from becoming a sweet hoppy mess. I am not sure they completely succeeded, as there are times I thought, "is this just a sweet hoppy mess?" Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2006
From a 12 oz. stubby bottle with a short blurb on the neck label, no freshness date. Poured a cloudy amberish orange with a foamy, creamy head that settled into a thin bubbly, sudsy lacing, minimal amount of sticking. They are not lying on the label, from the smell it is easy to tell that this is a west coast IPA, very hoppy, pine, resiny, grapetfruity, spicy, and floral. Good carbonation and a crisp, hop textured, creamy smooth medium-light bodied mouthfeel. Very west coast hop tasting, piney, spicy with a little earthy tobacco leafiness, sweet fruity and a balancing sour grapefruitiness, a subtle floral, resiny, oily in the finish, a grainy maltiness that is very much in the background, and a leafy, piney, fruity finish. A very nice hopped IPA, enough bitterness without being a taste bud killer, tasty and quaffable, well worth trying.

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