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RATINGS: 538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
(This is the new recipe for West Coast IPA, now an Imperial IPA)

If you are drinking this one in Europe, chances are you should be rating under this entry:
http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/green-flash-west-coast-ipa-european-edition/281827/

As craft beer pioneers, we embarked on an expedition to brew the benchmark West Coast IPA. We ventured into the unknown and struck gold, discovering a tantalizing menagerie of hops. Simcoe for tropical and grapefruit zest, Columbus for hop pungency, Centennial for pine notes, Citra for citrus zest, and Cascade for floral aroma are layered throughout the brewing process. West Coast IPA exemplifies the Green Flash spirit of adventure and discovery.

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3.3
Micah_M (2) - - OCT 16, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2017 Bottle from Cleveland Park Wine and Spirits, 6-22-17 Why did they change this beer?

4.2
Heidbummer (811) - SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2017
Bottle in San Diego. Pours amber, lacy head. Pine and orange aroma. Taste is crushingly dry, huge hops, some malt in the back. It's just a stunningly good example of how a high West coast ipa should be. Salutes.

3
teamsale (294) - Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2017
Bomber pours a reasonably clear amber with a two finger off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is sweet malt. Taste is really strong malt, high bitterness. Is very much a sipping brew.

2.6
ozzy70 (1264) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 6, 2017
Sample from bottle at GNBF. Poured medium amber with an off white head. Aroma of grapefruit rind, pine, cat piss. Taste was bitter, grapefruit rind, bitter finish.

3.7
Headbanger (4020) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2017
12oz bottle 9/13/17 (Ralph's-CA)-44° in Snifter-Pours an orangish amber with a small off white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and malt. Taste of the same. this medium bodied brew is well balanced and darn right tasty.

3.5
AcctError484021 (56) - - AUG 28, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2017 Bière blonde cuivrée avec une belle mousse blanche, un nez porté sur l'amertume. Un goût amer, mais qui passe sur le fumé et qui revient sur l'amertume. Assez poussée soit disant. Le citron vient en troisième bouche. Bonne bière mais qui reste quand même fortement amère, meme après.

3.6
achtungpv (269) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2017
Citrus and grass on the nose. Strong steady hops throughout. A solid IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
Valomir (53) - - AUG 2, 2017
Aug17: mørk gyllen hazy. Dufter granbar og malt. Smaker bitter granskog med undertoner av grapefrukt og en diskret maltsødme. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
oobawa (1647) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 21, 2017
Not a big fan of the bigger, beefier West Coast IPA. (Apparently it’s been six years since I last tried this beer.) Malt bill comes across syrupy and thick, layers of caramel and biscuit, sweet and heavy and much stronger than expected. Hops are as heavy as advertised, although the lack of complexity leads me to believe this bottle’s older than the Drink By date suggests. Not much citrus or dank, mostly hard core malt heft followed by clingy, palate-scouring IBUs. Not a bad thing--I dig the bitterness--but damned if I can find much of anything citric or tropical here. Just a big bitter malt bomb. Eh.

3.6
rdixon77 (2944) - Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2017
Nice classic style IPA. Big caramel balanced with big bright hops. Long bitter finish. Good stuff.


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