szinck1 (25) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle. Off-amber color with solid white head; some lacing. Aroma a bit more subtle than expected with grassy, piney hops. Some malt, but hops take over quickly with citrus and floral taste fading to piney hops.
anderson01 (292) - Idaho, USA - JAN 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
rouhlas (1967) - GREECE - DEC 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
IronmanWins (1) - - NOV 25, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great overall beer. My go to at any bar that offers it. Highly recommended for someone trying to expand their beer profile
venom666 (691) - Elche, SPAIN - OCT 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
TorbenJensen (1408) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2015
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
jamaty (1614) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
aracauna (3354) - Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little disappointing that this beer was still sitting in the store in 2015 when it was bottled in 2012, but I didn’t notice that when I picked it up. However, it’s pretty clear that this beer has been handled properly. No off flavors. I wouldn’t know it was three years old if I hadn’t checked the date at the bottom to make sure I was rating the right one. Some of the fresh hop aroma is missing, but this is still in prime shape. Caramel in the malt.
PartyFowle (800) - - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed on tap at the Kansas City Barbecue in San Diego, where the piano scene from Top Gun was filmed. Show me the way home, honey! Pours a beautiful, perfectly clear copper with a 1.5 finger off-white head that’s foamy, dense, and recedes slowly, leaving a thick filmy top layer and sticky sheets of lace. Citrus and sweetness in the nose. Lots of lime, orange, mango, pine. Not much malt, but who needs it? In the flavor, bitter grapefruit peel mixes with orange juice, nice light tropical fruits, lemon, lime, a subtle dank character and mint. Light pale backbone, maybe some honey. Prickly medium carbonation and a smooth medium body. Nice fullness. Heavily bitter, but not too bad. An aptly-named effort from Green Flash, for the flavors of this beer epitomize to me the West Coast IPA. Lovely.
shakespeare33 (203) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was one of my fav IPAs while still living in San Diego (06 to10).. Sad to see it retired. Thought I had rated it several times but I guess somehow it slipped through the cracks. Anyway, simply stated this IPA is one of the epitomes of San Diego style.. zesty, powerful but also real laid back.. This was a regular order for me from draft houses.. Oh well.. looking forward to trying the next in line...
nihtila (2292) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6.4.2014. Hazy orange, thick lasting head. Fresh aroma, grapefruit. Taste is citrus, dryish bitter, maybe a bit too dry for my taste. Good US IPA anyway.