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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Red-hued copper color with a red-hued, white head. Big American hop nose that is sweet, fruity, and grassy from the Simcoes. Could be more complex. Flavor has a bright acidity that is perfect for style; malt is solid, not overdone, not too complex but very complementary; and the malt-hop interaction is incredibly nice, masculine, and the finish is intensely long. The only problem with this beer is that as it warms, the alcohol over expressses itself and creates a warming effect that is not appropriate for style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MattShizzle (553) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Wow! This is excellent! Very strong and hoppy. One of the hoppiest beers I ever had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
treadyroc (149) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2007 By far one of my favorite IPA’s. A bit more raw hop taste to this one than most, which is something that I prefer, but this IPA is so well-rounded. It doesn’t have that thickness that some have, & it doesn’t have the sweetness, either. Just straight-up, no frills, clean, dry IPA goodness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2006
Dark orange, big off white lasting head. Aromas - pine, oak and some sweetness. Med body lots of bitterness backed by a malty sweet body. Great ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foxbush (1450) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2012 This IPA was enjoyed at the Capitol Ale House in Richmond , VA. This was a replacement for an IPA that was out. The head was a frothy white with a solid copper. The fullness of this IPA lasted long after the last drink. The bitter aftertaste lasted long after the last sip. I will look for this one in bottles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2006
120z - thanks zug4abby - Aroma is malty citrus hops. Grapefruit hops tingle the nose. Pours transparent orange/brown with a medium head and good lacing. Flavor is surprisingly subtle compared to the aroma. The hops are there, but not very strong. The malts and hops are nicely balanced. Palate is clean and tart. If the flavor was a bit snappier to match the aroma, this would be an awesome ipa. Still very very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
unclemattie (4348) - Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2006
Picked this up in San Diego. This was my favorate IPA on the whole trip. Orange color, citrus and pine aroma. White head with a good lacing. I recommend it to any one who is a fan of IPAs!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (2842) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2006
Smuggled this one back from VA. Norm says it’s the hoppies beer he’s ever had. I disagree, Gordon is hoppier. This one is pretty tasty nonetheless. Nice cloudy deep orange color. Very floral aroma with slighlty sweet undertone. Piney taste. Medium bodied. Bit of a bitter bite on the backend. You know I love these hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2006
12oz bottle courtesy of Jason from Knightly Spirits. Aroma is bigass grapefruit and perfumy hops, caramel malts--also some grass. Pours a clear orange copper with a staying mod-large off-white head. Damn near perfect looking. Bitter throughout, and very bitter at the end. Some sweet caramel does show up towards the beginning along wth some astringency. The alcohol is a little noticeable. Almost a little too uncarbonated (must’ve all gone to the head). Light bodied. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2006
grapefruit hop nose, golden red bosy with a thin white head, strawberries, fruity and citrus, thouroughly estered, super bitter finish, good but no stand out, not THE west coast ipa, just a west coast ipa

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