Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

 
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RATINGS: 2163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Editors 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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
On tap. Light pine aroma. Very hoppy, piney flavor, slightly astringent, in a good way. A touch a malt, but a very strongly bitter beer in the West Coast "tradition". Not a big fan of this style, but worked for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dkoonce (911) - Peoples Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Bottle. Pours dark amber, with a thick, creamy off-white head. Strong, resiny pine aroma. Incredible hop bite. This is one of the bitterest beers Ive ever had. The hops overshadow any malt tones in this beer. As much as I love hops, this beer to too much about the hops and not a balanced beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2008
Tasted somewhere along my trip through the States.
Orange, copper colored brew. Nice floral, citric, sweet aroma. Nice smooth, hoppy IPA. Very nice bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2008
12 oz bottle Thanks agian to OldStyleCubFan for this great IPA that was on my want list. Dark orange, big off white lasting head. Aromas - pine, oak and some sweetness. Med body lots of bitterness backed by a malty sweet body. Great ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - AUG 9, 2008
Taste: 8/8 Bottle. Looks: Gold/copper, nice creamy clinging foam. Aroma: Blended hops/pine,floral,citrus. Sweet caramel malt.Taste: Nice and bold, complex hops, good malt body. Mouthfeel and finish are smooth. I like a tad more malt, but you start heading into double IPA with this abv.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doppelmeup (51) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2008
As stated, a very fresh, hoppy aroma. I felt it was a little bit one dimensional and could have used a bit more maltiness to better balance out the brew. But no doubt a hop lover’s dream.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
CamdenD (1197) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 8, 2008
Good hop bitterness and strength all the way through. Balanced and heavy. True to its name, this beer stands up quite well to others’ IPAs in the region.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
soyorganic (307) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2008
Tap: copper color. Wonderful hop aroma with sweet malt notes. Nice hop bite with a subtle sweetness. This reminded me of the Yards IPA, but better and with more of a hop character. I will keep this one in mind.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Very very hopped. Piney, resinous. Bitterness is lasting. Body is pretty full, not too sweet, but not thin or watery. Pretty complex hop character. Bitterness was a bit overpowering I thought, slight soapy-ness as well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Surely a classic. A nice amber body with a nice white head that had great lacing and perfect retention. Aroma was rich with pine notes and some soapy notes. Flavor was rich with hops but had a great malty quality to it, mostly citrus but some sweetness to it.. Finish was smooth and the palate was full.


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