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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2149   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11359) - 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 (6600) - 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 (2012) - 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 (1229) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Pours a light hazy deep coppery orange with a thin lasting head and good lacing. Aroma is resiny sharp with orange rind, yeast, and some pine and lightly solvent like. Nice sticky hoppy flavor with pine and citrus, some grapefruit tartness with a nice sharp sticky bitterness and a dry aftertaste. Hop resins stick to the tongue and back of the mouth long after the final sip is taken. Nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 1, 2006
12 oz bottle. Hazy burnt orange with a white head. Big grapefruit nad pine nose. Intensely bitter flavor, grapefruit rind and resin. Bitter, mildly dry finish. A hop bomb if there ever was one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Bottle at the Green Leafe. Hazy amber pour...minimal white head. Nice piney citrus hoppy head nose. Grassy hop mild malt flavor...light caramel notes...very nice lingering hop bitterness in the end. Great session beer.

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