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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 2144   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2006
Clear sparkling orangey amber, creamy off white head. Just a great left coast IPA nose of fresh white grapefruit, pine, soft juniper,and light touches of sweet malt. Razor hop bitterness up front that continues right down to the bottom. Perfectly unbalanced. Medium bodied, light carbonation, ultra dry, bitter finish. This easily gives the Stone IPA a run for it’s money....might even better in my book. All hopheads will greatly appreciate this brew. Try some soon...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2006
thanks to Saarlander for the 12 oz. bottle. 3rd IPA of the night and saved the best for last. commercial description is right on target. there’s a lot going on with the multiple hops in this one. some malt to provide a backbone and medium bodied. very nice IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2007 Pours a perfect clear copper with a thick, creamy off-white head. Very sharp, biting pacific nw hop aroma. Bold and assertive, like an American IPA should be. Flavor has strong notes of pine, resin, grapefruit/citrus, some vanilla, mango along with a very sturdy bready caramel malt backbone to support the dumptruck load of hops. There’s a touch of woodiness in there too. Moderately sweet with very assertive bitterness which lingers forever. Medium bodied with a very smooth texture and perfectly carbonated; perfect. Lacing sticks to the glass in sheets. Great head retention.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2006
UPDATED: APR 12, 2006 12 oz bottle courtesy of Droopy49. Pours amber with a small white head. Grapefruit citrus, and rich malt aroma. Hopheads rejoice! It’s all about the hops in this one. Resiny mouthfeel. Dominating hop flavor of grapefruit, with the malt with deep in the background. Finish is dry, grassy, very bitter, and resiny. A little one dimensional, but I really liked it. This is probably one of the hoppiest IPA’s I have had to date. I’d definitely drink this again if I can get another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with Enniskillen - Thanks Chris! - Pours amber with a creamy offwhite head that stays pretty well and laces the sides of the shaker very well. Aroma of sharp citrus, grapefruit and pine bitterness abound and there is some malt backbone underneath. Flavor is mor balanced than the nose let on. Resiny citrus and pine there but a smooth caramel malt backbone holds this one up and balances it pretty well. Nice bitter finish. Medium bodied and a real treat to drink. Very nice IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2006
Bottle courtesy of odeed: Copper colored pour with a decent white head. Citrusy aroma with a bit of pine tucked in. Flavor, nice and hoppy resiny citrus. Bursting bitter finish, this is some good stuff. Thank you odeed. Some nice lacing on the glass. I think a couple more of these and I might convert into a west coast IPA advocate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2011 Pours golden with a tall lasting frothy head. Smells of sweet malty goodness with a tightly wound hop character. Medium full nectar with excellent carbonation. This brew packs a punch and keeps on knocking them down. Tightly wound and supremely balanced like a world class prize fighter. This brew is to be reckoned with.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 30, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2006 One of my favorite IPA’s. A beautiful, golden pour gives way to a nice foamy head and wonderful lacing. The flavor is piney, with a tad bit of citrus. Amazing stuff. San Diego in a bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2014) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2006
12 oz bottle. Golden amber pour with a decent head that left nice lacing throughout the glass. Aromas were sweet, citris, fruity. Flavors were very piney and grapfruit. Much hoppier than I had expected. A Very good IPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jimrockford (63) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Tap at brewery and the 3rd of 3 growlers I bought. Another awesome G.Flash brew. Love the styles of hops, floral,citrus, tounge ripper grapefruit and fresh pine. Strong malt backbone and great 7% tart finish. 95% at least

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