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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2125   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 6, 2008
Bottle. [Tasting @ Ølbaren, Copenhagen]. Unclear medium yellow orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, flowers, grape - citrus, pine. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (110308)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2008
12 fl oz bottle, thanks to faeroeviking. Pours hazy orange with a lacing off-white head. Hoppy fruity to floral with a dense caramel malt base. Pine flavour, woody and dry. Caramel malt and a solid spiced hops flavour on top. Floral lingering finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29134) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2006
A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is very sweet and very hoppy, but also with some grassy notes. The flavor is very hoppy combined with light notes of caramel, leading to a dry grassy end.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a clear amber with a handsome, creamy, off-white head. Marked citrusy nose - grapefruit and pine needles. Medium-bodied and extremely dry. Distinct hoppiness in the finish. 300406

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2008 Bottle. Clear golden coloured with a huge off white head. Hoppy aroma of pine needles with notes of grass. Hoppy flavour of fruits, grass and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20239) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2008
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruity hops, alcohol, sweet malts and mild notes of grass. Flavour is big grassy and flowery hops along with some fruityness carrying it up. Attempt at going for a big IPA, but a bit unbalanced in my opinion.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19218) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2008
Bottled. Hazy pale bronze colour, average head. Striking aroma of lychee and bread. Massive amounts of hops supported by soft bready malt. Fresh and extrovert. Despite it’s perfect, shiny surface there is lots of structure underneath - which is what separates it from the pack of similar beers- Grapefruity resiny bitterness. A rarely seen combination of excellence both in mouthfeel and aroma!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2008
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Hasa floral hoppy grapefruit aroma. . Sweetish malty and very hoppy grapefruit flavor. Sweetish malty and very bitter hoppy finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
4th June 2008. An orange amber coloured beer. Plenty of hop bitterness but not overpowering. Light malt.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2012
2012-08-02, bottle from QFC - Seattle (Ballard), 7.3% ABV, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Cloudy light amber color with orange shades; medium sized creamy head, persistent. Lovely hops aroma, resiny, piney, with a zesty finish. Smooth mouthfeel, and quite lean, not too heavy; lovely toffee flavor with impressive and fresh hopping, zesty and resiny, oranges and pine. When so fresh, this hop bomb is delicious.

2008-05-29, bottle at Plan B, Copenhagen, 8-5-7-5-16=41
Hazy amber color; huge head. It has a very nice and strong aroma of hops, with resins and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel, with a very strong toffee flavor, on the dry side, with citrusy and extremely aggressive hops; the resins dominate the palate, with a touch of vanilla; extreme final too. Of course I like more sweetness in my beer, but it’s a very good one anyway.

2007-10-05, bottle at Brickseller, Washington DC, 7-4-7-5-15=38
Hazy golden color. Nice aroma, delicate, with some hop flowers, some fruits (plums…), earthy hops too. Good body, malty, some sugars, bold hopping, good quality, with a strong orange touch. Very good. Long and strong final.

2006-04-30, bottle, 7% ABV, 8-4-8-5-16=41
Hazy amber color; big head. The aroma is very strong, hoppy, resiny, with pine needles and flowers (orange flowers?). Quite full mouthfeel, with soft malt and high bitterness, aromatic, very resiny and lightly fruity (oranges and grapefruit). On the extreme side; for hopheads.


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