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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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RATINGS: 2159   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.

Oscarfminero's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oscarfminero (14) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Floral nose, light copper color, strong grapefruit after taste. Over all a delicious IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready maltsy tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ctipping (1007) - Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Originally reviewed 6/5/2011. Very hazy golden body that looks darker because of a slight murkiness. Nice two finger head and beautiful stick-looking lacing. Smells like a hop monster. Piney and grassy hops. Not even a hint of malt. Just a hint of citrus hops. Taste is exactly the same as the smell. Strong hop flavors of pine and grass. A brief sweetness of malt and then it gives way to a lingering bitterness. It love the hoppiness, but it’s pretty unbalanced. Well carbonated and medium bodied, but it’s so high in carbonation it’s tough to tell. Such a low amount of malt that it’s super easy to drink. I could put a bottle away in minutes. A hop bomb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (2168) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 26, 2016
Botella 33 cl tomada en el momento en el Lupulo. 26..02..2016 Color ámbar miel turbio con bastantes posos en suspensión. Escasa espuma Blanca. Temendo sabor inicial a maltas algo tostadas pastosas seguido de un amargo lupulado seco ligeramente resinoso, algo viejo pero bastante intenso y duradero por un buen rato. Bastante buena.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JacamoBeer (2) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2016 does not count
Pours a beautiful golden orange. Clear but not too frothy. Surprisingly mild aroma. Extra bitter taste that lingers on the palette. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anderson01 (317) - Idaho, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Cloudy appearance. Copper color. Two-finger head that holds for quite along time. Spotty lacing. Aroma consist of citrusy hops, grapefruit, and somewhat of a malty backbone. Sticky texture. Medium bodied. Seems to have a more caramelly, vanilla, malty feel to it. Taste like a kicked up peanut butter. It does have a bite in the finish. I love how this beer is all over the map. Great job Green Flash. Thanks for being a west coast brewery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2270) - GREECE - DEC 28, 2015
From old notes. 650 ml bottle. Hazy orange color with off white head. Hoppy and malty aroma, pine, grassy, grapefruit, light caramel. Sweet and heavy biter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IronmanWins (1) - - NOV 25, 2015 does not count
Great overall beer. My go to at any bar that offers it. Highly recommended for someone trying to expand their beer profile

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
venom666 (770) - Elche, SPAIN - OCT 16, 2015
Old bottle. Hazy amber color with medium beige head. Aroma has grapefruit, peach, apricot, some citrus fruits and resin, with some malty backbone; but is not intense due to the old age. Taste follows the aroma, tropical fruits, sweet citrus fruits and resin, with a kicking bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TorbenJensen (1435) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2015
A true American IPA with lots of nice foam. You simply can not bestow it up without lots of yeast residues end up in the glass. It has an unexpected odor of fruit. Both melon, orange, lemon and apricot increases in the nose. The taste is also short-lived fruity, but also short of it is saturated with lots of hops as downright bombarding your mouth. The finish is long and very dry. I know that American IPAs tend to be aggressive, but here I think probably that it has gone too far. It is far too hoppy for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1750) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
Cobriza - caramelo en el color, muy buen aspecto, con sólida espuma de buena retención. Aroma terroso, resinoso, y pino, con toques frutales. Sabor muy lupulado que pega fuerte al inicio, con explosión brutal (pino, naranjas, albaricoque, uvas). Pero base sólida malteada, muy rica que le da cierto (solo cierto) equilibrio. Final resinoso muy amargo y seco. Excelente.

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