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Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

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99
100
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2136   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.


Bosbouw's rating

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (1301) - Gemonde, - NOV 22, 2013
Mooie voloranje kleur met een volle kraag. Fruitige hopgeur. Lekker bitter, fris, kruiden. Ruikt zeer lekker. Smaakt lekker fris, bitter, iets caramel hop. Iets creamy mondgevoel.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
"from label...columbus, cascade, simcoe and centennial hops...and you can taste them all. if this is their regular ipa, i can’t imagine what their imperial is like. has a malty backbone to provide body and a little balance, but this is a big, chewy, citrusy aromatic hop lover’s beer. 3/09-had again, stand by the earlier stuff...got a GF imperial to try side by side. the regular ipa is 95 ibus and you can tell...the imperial is 101...this is one of the better ipas out there. bigger flavor and aroma than many other "imperials". having a hard time believing there are 50+ IPAs higher... 8/11 knocked a tenth and Hop Head Red up a tenth. HHR has been better a few times in a row now."

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JimmyBoy74 (242) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
33 cl lilla Örebro. Vill minnas att denna var en av de bättre ipa jag druckit! Dessutom med min ipa polare Anders!

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Kyou (1) - pully, - SEP 21, 2014 does not count
Very hoppy with a slight off taste. No notable citrus aroma. Might be an old bottle? Nice malt base!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Valgreen (678) - 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 (876) - 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 (60) - 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 (258) - 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 (711) - - 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 (175) - - AUG 1, 2014
0,33 pullo hietaniemen alko@ Saimaa. Maltaat ja humalaa ja luumua tuoksussa. Maussa humalaa ja fisua. Katkeraa.


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