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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2142   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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2403) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Large off white head of medium to large bubbles. Reduces slowly. Nice bright copper colored amber with lots of wispy hops pieces floating around in it. Nice bitter grapefruit and hops aroma with some caramel malts and a hint of spice. Very bitter flavor but not harsh. More grapefruit and some pine. Succulent and juicy and makes the mouth salivate. Little malt for balance and sweetness but is overshadowed by the big bitterness. Finish is long and bitter with a slight roasty taste. Slightly chalky. A very good and very bitter IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2006
From flacoalto. Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells of citrus and malt. Tastes bitter with pine resin, citrus, some floral notes and hints of peppery elements.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2006
great beer. orange copper luscious long lasting head. perfect smells of citrus and flowers and honey. taste very well balnced. floral bright juicy hoppy but with enough malt so it isnt too herbaceous or bitter. nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11279) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2006
12oz bottle-pours a creamy light tan head that laces with amber/copper color. Aroma is plenty of citrus hops, floral. Taste is plenty of raw/dry citrus hops, floral, some background malt. Great beer, just short of an I2PA (which is a style that is generally too ‘Big’ for me). Upfront-good carbonation, finish is bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2006
Draft, Baja Bean, Staunton VA. Bright orange with whte head. Huge fresh hop blast in the nose, very fruity and sticky-- grapefruit and pineapple, and, well, hops, oh my! Flavor is again a hop explosion, with a bracing pine bitterness throughout and a sticky finish. Pretty darn good stuff if you like hops. The bottles I’ve had also offer an impressively fresh hop flavor and aroma. A new favorite in our house.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2006
12oz. bottle. Hazy orange color with a medium sized white head that left nice lacing. Big grapefruit hop aroma with some pine and alcohol. Bitter hop flavor that reminded me of grapefruit pith. Piney resins, alcohol and mildly sweet malt flavors as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6543) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 12, 2006
Bottle. Pours hazy amber, large rocky, creamy tan top. Leaves neat rings on glass. Superb, refreshing hoppy nose. Pine, citrussy acid aroma. Very hoppy yet quiet clean execution. Toffee malt behind. Neat malty base, strong clean hoppy charcter.Chewy, lingering long lasting hop presence. Fresh cut spruce.Excelent IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2006
Intense west coast hops aroma and a fine malt to boot, orange/copper, pours a medium toffee head. Zesty orange hops flavour, and a great hit of malt. Full bodied,very well balanced quite bitter. Fantastic! Thank You Radek.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2010) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2006
12 oz bottle. Golden, light orange. Aroma is resiny fresh hops, taste is the same with a good amount of malt to back it up. Lingering bitter finish. Solid IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csbosox (1225) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - OCT 4, 2006
I drank this all weekend at GABF, on draft and in a cask at Falling Rock and several 1 oz pours at GABF, but it looks like I did not rate it until I was drinking out of a bottle at home. Thanks first to KenB for sending me this gem. Coppery orange color with a small, off white head. I can really pick out the columbus in the nose. The different aroma’s are pine, citrus, earth, herbal, and floral, pretty much covers the range of the fragrant american hops. The taste is orange blossom honey at first followed by a ton of pine and to a lesser extent, orange, lemon, and earthiness. Bitterness is apparent throughout. The finish is piney with a lingering bitterness. The beer is hops driven, but not entirely about the hops, of course it isn’t far from that. Very nice mouthfeel. Nothing like a good west coast IPA when you want a hops fix.

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