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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.


3.8
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrockLanders (774) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2006
Hazy and dark amber color with off white head. Hop and grapefruit aroma. Good IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Pours hazy orange with lots of particulates, small head. Aroma is.....west coast. Lots of piney, fruity hops. Taste is hop domintated, very juicy and tangy. Not overdone. Nice bitter finish, kinda grainy. It is what it says- west coast IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2006
Thanks kenb for the bottle. Aroma was nice hoppy blend piney and light floral. Poured a hazen amber. Flavor was good as advertised nice strong hop to start then fading sweetly. Palate was good overall clean finishing. Overall a nice job not overdone or overloaded.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2006
Thanks to realale420. Pours a deep amber red hue. Slightly cloudy. The head quickly fizzles away into a tight lace. Aroma is sweet caramel grapefruit. Not in your face, but very nice. Taste is quite sweet with the caramel malts making there way up front followed by a sharp bitterness at the finish, This is what "west coast" ipa’s are all about right? I was expecting a tad more hop flavor, but overall this is very enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2006
Bronzed peach. Unfiltered. Beautifully thick and sticky white froth. Pungent but unexciting nose of pinesap, aspirin, raisins, and sugared grapefruit. Fluffy but firm carbonation. First sip teems with resinous hops and bready malts. Prominent alcohol and tacky residuals lend an unappealing medicinal edge to the flavor and tarnish any lurking brightness. Airy and hollow center disallows the juicy elements from adhering to the palate and thwarting the harshness. Much sweeter and sappier than it is bright or juicy. So little juiciness, in fact, the harsh aspirin flavors intensify and are further exaggerated by the sharp carbonation and brash pine. Finishes highly acidic and slightly chalky but quite weighty with a high concentration of honey and pinesap. No hop burps to neutralize the lingering unrefined hop notes, either. As far as IPA comes, this is just another dime-a-dozen offering. Not only are the hops muddled and graceless, but they also fail to contribute anything exciting or interesting to the aroma or flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29851) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2006
A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is very sweet and very hoppy, but also with some grassy notes. The flavor is very hoppy combined with light notes of caramel, leading to a dry grassy end.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Reddish-orange brew. Foamy, diminishing head. Aroma is sweet, syrupy citrus, grapefruit. Smooth, creamy, bitter flavor. Notes of pine, apple and grapefruit. Slow warming sensation. Gooood stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4559) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2006 Pours a dark yellow/copper color with a not so strong caramel citrus aroma. It also has chunky white floaters and a decent off-white head. A hoppy bitterness from start to finish. Some grapefuit, citrus, and caramel flavor. The bitterness is what I notice most; it leaves the bitterness in your mouth. Pretty decent IPA, but not the best. It is refreshing.


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