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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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dapierce17 (93) - Pasco, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Pours hazy copper with slight white head. Aromas of grapefruit, resinous hops. Tastes very bitter/hop forward. Very piney. Tastes exactly like a west coast IPA should. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Valgreen (657) - DENMARK - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Clear orange, big white head, nice lacing. Aroma, malty, pine, grapefruit, caramel. Taste, pine, grapefruit, citrus, malty, caramel, alcohol. Big bitterness, fresh pine. Little malty sweetness. Slightly oily mouth feel. High carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Served on-tap at The Brewhouse and again at Al’s of Hampden.

A - Pours hazy copper orange with a small half finger tall white head leaving light rings of lace down the entire glass.

S - Smells of pungent citric hops, fresh cut pine, grapefruit, lightly toasted caramel malt, and some light alcohol burn. A touch sweet with plenty of hops. The definition of a west coast IPA.

T - Starts off with lots of citric hop bitterness slowly giving way to a mix of light caramel malt sweetness, pine resin, grapefruit, and some light alcohol burn. The finish is pretty dry with lots of hop bitterness, lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Dry, hoppy, feel with a touch of sweetness creeping in at the very end of each sip. A slight alcohol burn creeps in on every sip as it warms to room temperature.

O - Still one of my favorite west coast IPA’s but not one I could drink daily. It is just too big of a beer for that but when I am looking for an intense hop bomb this is the first beer I look for.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ipaluvr082 (56) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
An Opaque copper amber with caramel color head. Great smell, fruit, floral, citrus and pine, Mmmm. Complex hop flavor with each variety showing well, great West coast IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (244) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Older bottle that i found stashed...really worried that this one went bad but it tasted great...wish i would have tried it 6 months ago....green flash rules!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Yukonbrew (12) - Yukon, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
I think this beer missed the West Coast IPA boat. I was struck by yeasty estery flavours (realizing that it is a bottle conditioned beer I poured accordingly). No real pounced grapefruit aroma just a middle of the road hoppy beer. Very dissatisfied for the $9 price tag/bottle

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (686) - - AUG 9, 2014
Pours a clear amber color. Aroma and taste are pine and citrus with a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wiosna (131) - - AUG 1, 2014
0,33 pullo hietaniemen alko@ Saimaa. Maltaat ja humalaa ja luumua tuoksussa. Maussa humalaa ja fisua. Katkeraa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (547) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 26, 2014
Color cobrizo con espuma color crema. Aromas de miel, glucosa y frutas tropicales. Cuerpo medio, inicio de frutas tropicales meloso con final de intenso amargor resinoso. Muy rica.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (331) - HUNGARY - JUL 21, 2014
Borostyán színben fordul a pohárba ez az amerikai különlegesség, melynek illata a már jól ismert elemeket hordozza magában, annak is egy intenzívebb, vehemensebb formáját: a komló virágos, gyantás és egészen halványan gyümölcsös vonulataiért többféle típus a felelős. Ízében is meghatározó ez a többrétűség, leginkább azonban a fenyős aromák állnak a középpontban, némi grapefruitos színnel gazdagítva kissé az egyébként nem túl gyümölcsös összképet. Az édeskés jelleg tehát ez esetben kevésbé meghatározó, az idő előrehaladtával bár e téren fokozatos változás figyelhető meg, azért mégiscsak a komló mindent felülíró, karcosan sós árnyalatú jelenléte uralkodik. Ennek eredményeképpen egy kissé talán túl száraz, közepesen testes ital képe bontakozik ki, mely minden tekintetben egy vérbeli, keményvonalas IPA. Az amerikai kézműves sörszcéna iránti elfogultságomat félretéve azt kell, hogy mondjam, örültem volna, ha meg tudom győzni magamat afelől, hogy a kategória legkiemelkedőbb versenyzőjét volt alkalmam elfogyasztani, ezt a mondatot azonban a paletta megannyi csodálatos tagja nyújtotta fantasztikus ízélmény átélése némiképp hiteltelenné tenné. Ennek fényében csupán azt jelenthetem ki feltétel nélkül, hogy egy elképesztően erős karakterű, remekbe szabott főzetről van szó, melyet a magán viselő stílusjegyek szerelmesei joggal magasztalnak az egekig.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (680) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2014
From the slow pour I got a thick creamy off white head of foam. It is long lasting, dense and makes thick sticky lace rings on the glass. This head sits on top of a very cloudy orange amber body with thick super fine yeast sediment. I get a firm fruity, citrusy and pine like hop presence in the nose. The hop aromatics dominate over a sweet malty base. This one has a tasty deep dank hop explosion on the tongue. The hop flavor notes goes from an intense citrus pith/rind to a heavy leafy herbal to an intense piney/spruce like character and back again. The malt adds some supporting sweetness in the beginning with some bready and yeast like notes. I am also picking up some peach like stone fruit notes with maybe even a slight hint of maraschino cherry in the middle. At the finish hop flavor takes over and coats the plate with heavy citrus and piney bitterness.


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