Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

RATINGS: 2163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Bottle via JB175. Amber color. Smell of malt, citrus, pine, caramel, hops, flowers and some spice. Taste of grapefruit, appricots, malt, hops, flowers, orange zest, caramel, spice and a great bitterness. Very good IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2007
Draft: Pours a coppery amber color with a 1 finger white head. Tons of hoppy herbal and quite hemp like hop aroma. Serious dry hopping going on. Flavor is moderately malty and quite bitter. Similar somewhat earthy rich bitterness and tons of again hemp like flavor. Tons of hops hitting on all fronts. The hoppiest non imperial ipa i have had, on par with Hopsickle. Almost too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUN 14, 2007
Bottle, courtesy of adrian910ss, pours a cloudy golden orange with an ample off-white head, good lacing. Nice aroma of grapefruit, orange peel, and light floral. Taste is a nice hops bite with a slightly distracting lingering citrus flavor that turns a little sour. Not a bad IPA, but a little better on the aroma than taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9992) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 13, 2007
On tap at Toronado. This copper ale poured with a thin off-white head. There was an interesting hop bitterness made complex through the use of multiple premium hops. Flavor sticks to the tongue until the next sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Tasted at Green Flash. Orange amber with creamy off-white head. Citrus and hop aroma. Good fruit and pine taste with a strong bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Big hoppy West Coast IPA-clean hops, not too sweet or sticky smelling. Taste-medium bitter, low alcohol, low sweetness (!!!). Body-honey with a medium ring of bubbles. Excellently crafted-not overly bitter or sweet. All the IPA flavors stick around and linger perfectly. Damn fine IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2007
Bottle- centennial explosion. Should be called hop juice because the presence is huge. And not in a wussy cascade way. This is high alpha hop stuff, with serious bitterness. Wished I had more of this back home.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 28, 2007
This was a stunningly impressive beer that I really, really enjoyed. While it was admittedly a bit off-balance between the hops and malt, it was a hop bomb and I loved it. Big floral hop aroma, fresh juicy grapefruit rinds with a subtle piney kick to it. Appearance was clear, dark amber with a thick off-white head. Mouthfeel was unfortunately a bit on the thin side of things, but still pleasant enough. Over in the flavor department it was unadulterated hops. Big, fresh and clean hops. Grapefruity with enough pine character to notice. The malts take a backseat to the hops on this beer, and for me that was okay. A lingering bitter finish, and I was happy to have gotten this. Might just be one of my favorite IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hapjydeuce (999) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Pours nice clean golden color, with a medium head. Fresh cut hops abundant in the aroma, while not overpowering but pretty floral. Has a nicely balanced flavor of pine sap from the hops and light malts. Finishes crisp on the palate, very refreshing. This is your standard San Diego/West Coast Style IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (5045) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Thanks to Dirty_Martini for sending this out. Copper color with a thin head. Very strong orange aroma. The taste is exclusively hops. Orange, raw hop, citrus and a bit of pine. Lovely.

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