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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2133   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deaconmike (381) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2014
On tap. Amber with offwhite head. Good lacing. Incredible aroma - mango and grapefruit. Very bitter taste with a touch of sweetness in the finish. Body and carbonation right on for the style. Very nice ipa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Underdogs88 (97) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Floral, pine hop aroma. Copper color with a white head with good head retention. Bitterness is high in the flavor with notes of pine and grapefruit. Caramel and toast flavors are present. Mouthfeel is medium with a medium high carbonation. The hop bitterness dries the mouth on the end. Overall, it's a decent ipa, but I don't really care for the hop combination. Too much resin. Also, the caramel competes with the hop flavor and doesn't allow it to shine bright. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (778) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Poured from bomber. Cloudy amber color with cream colored head. Malty fruity aroma. First taste is metalic. Underlying malt flavor with slight sweetness. Then a big citrus grapefruit flavor and bitterness. Finish leaves you with a dry lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
melush (698) - SPAIN - MAY 11, 2014
Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en www.biirkonnen.com. Color ambar claro. Sabor a lupulo, muy ligeramente a malta y dulce. Escasamente amarga. Una gran IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (513) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fidemaster (282) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2191) - 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)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5119) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bobblehead (28) - Kansas, USA - APR 30, 2014
Draft, copper color, tan foam head, nice lacing, good hoppy bitterness, nice malty citrus aroma

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fishonmyplane (440) - 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.

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