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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Holy grapefruits. The head started off just about perfect and sets its self on a hazy amber. Not much after the pour the head just kinda dropped off the face of the planet. Stays hazy throughout the short life (drank it fast). Again, strong grapefruit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Pours an orange/amber. Aroma was intensely hoppy in my opinion, lots of pine, some grapefruit and butter. Malt is there , but this is not one of the maltier IPAs Ive had. Taste was hops from the start till the end, with lots of grapefruit, pine, and a strong bitterness with no charred or off elements. Biscuit and butter taste to the malt helped set the stage

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy amber with a bit too much sediment for my taste (though this is probably my fault for not letting the bottle settle long enough after shipment) and a light head. Pine and light citrus peal are apparent in the aroma with a biscuit like malt presence. Flavor is nice and bitter! Very spruce sap like with citrus peal hints. There is a good malt presence holding all those hops up but it really pales next to the level of hop power. Very light hint of sweetness. Medium-full body with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
steelers37 (62) - little ferry, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2007
copper pour with a fruity hops and a touch of spice on the nose. citrus hops roll nicely into piney floral hops. nice and bitter very good

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5868) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2007
From a 12-oz bottle shared by the Cellars Wine & Spirits gang, pours a copper orange brew with a thick creamy white head. Nice lacing. Aroma has heavy citrus, grapefruit, grass, and pine hops. Flavor is oily, medium body with a dry grapefruit aftertaste. Everything one would expect in a decent IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Bottled. Pour is an orangey copper, with a nice, white head. The nose is grapefruit, resin, and sour. The flavor is citrus, hops, and alcohol with a huge hoppy finish. I wish I could get this at home!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2007
Pours an orange/amber. Aroma was intensely hoppy in my opinion, lots of pine, some grapefruit and butter. Malt is there , but this is not one of the maltier IPAs Ive had. Taste was hops from the start till the end, with lots of grapefruit, pine, and a strong bitterness with no charred or off elements. Biscuit and butter taste to the malt helped set the stage. I was pretty impressed with the strength of this non-imperial IPA. Very delightful.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2007
Medium copper body with a thick & finely laced head that lasts a long time. Aroma is big with citrusy hops, perfumy, a hint of grass and pine. Flavor is boldly hoppy, but witha fair amount of malt to back it up. Lively on the palate, yet finishes clean. Very nice IPA!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartzilla (622) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Pretty solid IPA here. Cant believe its taken me this long to rate it, but I figure since Im in-hand right now, Ill take care of some long overdue business. Very fresh smelling and a delicious blast of the C hops that arent at all hidden by anything else, like those pesky malts, for example. Easy drinking and a staple around these parts. Good show.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Ho hum not my fav IPA. Poured a golden color lacing was average. Aroma was typical for style except no malt balance really. Flavor was resinous hops and floral was thin, almost wattery just another IPA.


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