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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (764) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2014
From the slow pour I got a thick creamy off white head of foam. It is long lasting, dense and makes thick sticky lace rings on the glass. This head sits on top of a very cloudy orange amber body with thick super fine yeast sediment. I get a firm fruity, citrusy and pine like hop presence in the nose. The hop aromatics dominate over a sweet malty base. This one has a tasty deep dank hop explosion on the tongue. The hop flavor notes goes from an intense citrus pith/rind to a heavy leafy herbal to an intense piney/spruce like character and back again. The malt adds some supporting sweetness in the beginning with some bready and yeast like notes. I am also picking up some peach like stone fruit notes with maybe even a slight hint of maraschino cherry in the middle. At the finish hop flavor takes over and coats the plate with heavy citrus and piney bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours hazy amber, nose is light pine, taste is dry, bitter, fruity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1007) - Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with white head. Nice lacing. Nose and taste is lots of pine. Nice bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (1065) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Enjoyable strong hop flavor. Hop flavor tends to be a little more dry and piney. Very good, just not my favorite style of IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerandhockey8 (289) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUN 26, 2014
From 12oz bottle to snifter. Pour is a yellow orange with a thick and foamy white head. Nose is huge hop, resin, pine, slight citrus. Taste is medium bodied, sweet on the front with a bitter finish. Finishes slightly carbonated but it compliments the beer. Great IPA, you would never guess this is 7.3%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Humlehode (368) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
Cloudy, golden. A lot of hops. Sort of vegetative/grassy taste. Too much dry hops? High bitterness which is a bit astringent. An OK beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (300) - Soria, SPAIN - JUN 20, 2014
Muestra bonito color naranja oscuro con media cabeza de espuma de burbuja grande que perdura unos mms en la copa; en nariz aromas a lúpulo, manzana verde, hojas de pino y pomelo. En boca entrada media con moderado amargor que se disipa rápidamente dejando notas dulces a malta en el pos gusto, buen cuerpo con carbónico bajo, pos gusto un tanto seco cuando va cogiendo temperatura, buena ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle to a glass. Amber pour. Pine, grapefruit and citrus flavor. This is a very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccex (1121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Undated 22 oz bottle (7.3% ABV) pours a hazy orange with billowy white head that lasts a while and leaves good lacing. Aroma is strong with citrus hops, a bit of pine, and some bready biscuits. Taste is bitter at start and finish with enough sweetness in the middle to keep this one from being simple. Body is medium with average carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky. I’m so glad I found this in an out-of-the way store, and will go back to but up the rest of their discounted yet still fresh-tasting stock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2089) - - JUN 12, 2014
Transfer From BA review on 4-27-12 - Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a hazy orange-copper color with a huge billowy white head. The head had large carbonation bubbles entrapped within. It faded very slowly to give a fair amount of lacing. Smell – A good helping of hop aroma. While mainly citrus in nature there were aromas of some earthy and pine notes. In the background of the smell there is a light biscuit aroma as well. Taste – The flavors follow the nose quite well. Up front there are nice citrus hop flavors, largely grapefruit in nature, with a good biscuit base. The hop flavors actually lighten in the middle leaving a window for a light citrus sweetness to come into play. More toward the end some hoppiness comes back. The grapefruit hop makes a resurgence and this time is mixed with pine and some earthy flavors leaving a pleasing middle of the ground hop flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – A very creamy body with a lower level of carbonation. The creaminess really allows the hop flavors to sit on the tongue. Very nice for the style and flavors. Overall – Nice flavors and a great mouthfeel make for one very nice drinking brew.

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