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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2129   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (472) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
Poured from 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle. Clear, orangey brown with off-white, slightly beige head. Aroma of hops and subtle sweet bready malt. Taste is slightly sweet bready malt with slightly more hops balance-wise, finishes quite dry with grapefruit and resiny hops.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fidemaster (281) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Yellow/orange color. It smells slightly fruity. It starts off with a slightly sweet, fruity, taste. Its not overpowering. It has a thin mouthful. It has a sharp pine with a harsh bitter finish. Good start, bad finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2113) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2014
Clear orange with small off-white lacing foam head. Aroma is hoppy period. Tastes not too bitter, indeed some grapefruit there. Different. Strong bitter aftertaste again though. (Madrid 201405)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5006) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2014
355 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.3%. Orange to amber colour, moderate head, slightly off-white. Lovely and intense aroma of citrussy American hops, hits you as soon as the bottle is opened. Also notes of tropical fruits and pine. Some sweetish malts in the background. The flavour is neither too sweet nor too dry, and is a veritable hoppy explosion from start to finish. Grapefruit, bitter orange marmalade, pine needles, resin. A classic!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bobblehead (21) - Kansas, USA - APR 30, 2014
Draft, copper color, tan foam head, nice lacing, good hoppy bitterness, nice malty citrus aroma

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fishonmyplane (421) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - APR 29, 2014
Very strong for an IPA, but not quite "imperial". Brilliant blend of hops. Citrus aroma, with grapefruit, pine and spruce flavors. Some orange and apricot as well, and just enough bready malt to add some balance. Great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2014
Aptly named, this IPA represents a very good everyday style IPA. Lots of citrus on this one, a little pine, but not overwhelming.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
miquelcrush (1348) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 25, 2014
Molt bona IPA, molt aromàtica i sabrosa, molts tons a friutes tropicals. Muy buena IPA, muy aromática y sabrosa, muchos toques a frutas tropicales.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3085) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
En fût au Yard House, Hallandale Beach. Un verre qui montre une robe cuivrée sur laquelle repose une coiffe imposante. Un nez où la résine, les herbes, les fleurs et les malts caramélisés dominent les houblons fruités. Un goût bien végétal et floral avec quelques agrumes qui poussent ici et là sur une grosse base maltée. En bouche, un corps dense qui montre son alcool. Une texture huileuse et un apport modéré des bulles. Une finale assez prenante en amertume de houblons mélangés. Un peu lourde. À l’aveugle, j’aurais cru à une double.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ciocanelu (51) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 24, 2014
12 oz. bottle, poured into a long tulip glass. Look is awesome! Dark peachy color with medium head and very good retention and lacing. Smell is also awesome. I didn’t had to pour it into the glass to smell it. After removing the cap, the smell was already emanating from the bottle. Lots of grassy, floral hops. Taste is awesome as well. Floral at first and then the hops kick in leaving a very pleasant, bitter aftertaste. Body feels light and smooth and carbonation is medium. Very drinkable. Overall this was definitely one of the best beers I ever had. Floral aroma and very well hopped, exactly how an IPA should be.


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