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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MLdragoon (14) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Great hop, citrus and skunky bud aroma with a copper and clear color. Bountiful creamy looking head from an aggro pour. Punchy citrus hop bite with a nice finish. Coppery with a decent balance, not a bad IPA. Good lacing and pronounced gulp rings. Better as it warms and has time to breathe. * Design note* What design? It looks like they got someone who "knows the computer" to design this in Word or something. Have respect for your own product.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Poured from a 12 oz bottle copper in color with a nice off-white head. Aroma was all hops, pine and citrus aromas filled the nose. A bit of malt came through in the flavor at the beginning but after that it was all grapefruit and hops. A fine IPA. Leaves you wanting more.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Pine trees! Electrical ozone and orange blossoms, pineapple, cat piss, grapefruit rind. Wonderful hoppy characters with nice level of sugary malt sweetness. Apricot skins crusted with brown sugar. Medium amber clear with slight haze. Huge foamy off-white lacing head. Medium watery body with medium-heavy carbonation. Starts with heavy fruity sweetness. Apricots and pear, grapefruit and citrus oils. Light caramel and grainy malt. Huge grapefruit ring and fruity hops bitterness. Bit of nicotine and resinous pine finish. After is astringent hoppy and dry. Puckeringly dry. Huge IPA and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Bottle at Eniskillen’s tasting

Pours a thin but beautiful amber with clinging lace. Aroma is an immediate rush of pine and citrus, most notably grapefruit. Flavor is grapefruit, hops, and pine-- a nice medely of flavors. Palate is thin but coats with much effort. A dang, dang, dang, DANG good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2006
A nice enough IPA poured from bottle with a slight orange tint and a short wispy head. There’s plenty of citrus and an aggressive bitterness that is most pronounced when the beer is quite chilled. As it warms back to room temp. the flavours are much more complex with a bit of syrupy sweetness in the malt and a hint of ginger and lime in the hops. Certainly a great beer for Mexican or even Indian foods.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2006
A ton of citrus, with nice balance of malt, Pine, resin too. Great flavor, great brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (1232) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Bottle at Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar, Charlottesville. Nice IPA, with plenty of hoppiness and a nice malty balance. Full flavored and rich, but not heavy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Much thanks to FlacoAlto for the shipment of Green Flash! I was really craving a fatty IPA tonight… need to fill a hops fix!

Pours a hazy copper body with a billowing pillow of creamy off white head. The aroma radiates citrus zests and pine resin, there is a big malty backbone here also! The flavor smacks the palate with a craze of spicy and citric hops… just what I was looking for tonight! More grapefruit and lemon zests sit atop an abundance of caramel malts. The finish is boldly dry and splendidly bitter. - This IPA is a real crowd pleaser, if you don’t mind calling me alone a crowd!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Draft at Naja’s from early December. Coppery clear pour with a light head. Grapefruit rindy hop aroma. Some medium-sweet caramel malts with a goodly amount of grapefruit rindy and woody hop flavors, and a decent bitter bite to finish. Good balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2006
Pours a copper color with a small white head. Strong grapefruit aroma on a lemon base, I mean a hoppy type grapefruit and lemon of course. Strong hoppy taste with a good blend of lemon and grapefruit on a medium dry body. Kick the alcohol up some more and this can be a fine IIPA.

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