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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2122   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 18/20
miquelcrush (1172) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3013) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (1600) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep red with medium sized white head. Nose is makt forward with low to moderate grassy hop character. Taste is initially moderately bitter followed by a string malt sweetness. Overall a little sweet and way too under hopped.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joejames (100) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2014
Pours slightly hazy amber orange, Two finger head with great lacing. Aroma: grapefruit, pine and herbs. Taste: grapefruit like bitterness with nice sweetness from the malt bill. Palate: Medium body, slightly sticky and lively head. Finishes with just the right bitterness with more citrus and pine notes. A truly World class IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hman43 (293) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2014
A floral aroma with strong grapefruit overtones and a light sent of apricot among other hop aromas. It has a dark orange, gold color. It’s lively with a white head and some lacing. It has a strong taste of grapefruit, piney hops, floral notes, and a touch of apricot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (317) - ESTONIA - APR 18, 2014
355 ml bottle from AEON Liquors @ Jiyugaoka. Pours nice and amber with a small head and great lacing ability. Aroma is strongly hoppy, some grassy/floral herbal hops covering a bit of bready maltiness. Citrus. Taste has many different variations at first - and is mainly formed by different hops. Resins, melon, pine needles - and ensuing bitterness at the end, quite sharp actually. This beer is citric IPA, loaded with hops and hop bitterness, I guess a great example of this West Coast style what it claims to be.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1164) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
Pours a hazy copperish orange with a nice moussy white head that leaves lots of lace and some particles in suspension. Aroma of pine, resin, grapefruit, sweet pale malts that are all in balance. Taste is a lot of citrus pine, resin, grapefruit, sweet pale malts with a almost dry finish. Medium high carbonation and overall just great balance of malts and hops as its never astringent nor too sweet and the abv is hidden well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (444) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2014
On tap somewhere in Akron, Ohio. Classic deep golden look. Aroma is hope hops hops. Taste is the same though not so fruity. Also finish has a bit of dead coyote in it for some unknown reason. Yuck.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (296) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker. The aroma is mostly grapefruit, pine, and toasted grain with some caramel coming in late. A light floral touch lasts throughout the drink. An abundant white head tops a clear, rich amber orange beer. The head retains well, with a creamy puff persisting by the end and it leaves lots of sticky, puffy, "dirty" lacing along the glass. Surprisingly not as bitter as I would expect from an American IPA, but maybe that’s where the "west coast" part comes in, I’d say medium / medium-low bitterness with a medium sweetness (maybe the higher threshold of medium). The medium full body has an oily texture to it with a decent amount of soft carbonation. The finish is a dry pine and grapefruit zestiness with a dry floral aftertaste that lingers for a while and is rather mellow.

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