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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Draft @ Najas....exactly what you would expect from a beer with the name "west coast IPA". extremely floral hoppy aroma followed by a strong hop flavor of pine, grapefruit and citrus. quite a bit hoppier than a lot of IPAs ive come across lately...this seems to be somewhere between what most IPAs are and where a DIPA is. that said the flavor was excellent and definitely a good representative of what socal IPAs are all about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11824) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2007
Orangey with foaming head. Grapefruit hoppy aroma. Taste is medium to full moithfeel of initially grapefruit and malt, quite drinkable. There is resins there that add up, and a second pint would be much, true for most IPAs to me. Purchased recently a Oak Park in NJ, the least annoying state.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brianprentiss (700) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2007
I dont love this beer like others seem to, the hops are just too over the top. I dont mind heavy hops but these are too bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Hop aroma starts dominating right away, but it is light at the beginning, beomes more piney and citrusy, as it warms, somewhere in there I smell that perfect hop aroma, Ive only smelled it a couple times, in 3 Floyds Dreadnaught, in a couple Pizza Port Hop brews, in Dogfishhead ,in Founders Devil Dancer, and I smelled it here,albeit fleeting. Lots of particles floating around, taste is all hop, the whole gamut of all the hop flavors, with malt sweetness in the middle ,and then the hop bitterness in the end. Mediumed bodied,but still a hop bomb , Simcoe, Columbus ,Centennial, and Cascade decadence. Another San Diego area hop masterpiece, thanks to awaisanen for shipping this as an extra

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2007
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours hazy orange/copper with an off-white head. The aroma of hops smack you in the face, citrus, pine, and spices. The flavor is bitter, pine, citrus, spices, caramel malt. decent body, good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2011 12oz bottle, thanks to jimbowood for this extra. pours semi-cloudy orange-amber with soapy white head. nose is burstying with juicy fruity PNW hops w/ bursting grapefruit, citrus, mango, and pine. taste has a great amount of hop bitterness balanced well with caramel malt back bone and biscuit with a pinch of brown sugar. mouthfeel is rich, full, but sorta dries and flattens out, no alcohol in finish. the hops really dominate the profile but this is a west coast ipa. id prefer a little more maltiness, but im really impressed with this beer. id love to be able to have this in the fridge regularly. 4.0 2/20/11, draft, Just a really over the top hoppy beer with big crystal malt base, really bitter but nothing soft or fruity in the hop dept. 3.3

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (3366) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2007
Bottle sampledwith Stegosaurus. Pours copper with an off-white head. Aroma of hops and citrus. The flavor is pine, bitter, and spices. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
geographylists (26) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 22, 2007
This is one of the hoppiest beers around. Stereotypical San Diego area grapefruit flavors abound in this beer. Maltiness is a bit underdone though...probably the only criticism of this beer. Alcohol is pretty well masked by the hops. Its overall a decent IPA, though not quite as good as the selections from AleSmith or Stone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Illinismitty. Nice copper pour with a big frothy off-white head. Delicious aroma of grapefruit, orange zest, caramel malt and spices. Very much like Bells Hopslam. Hops give lots of grapefruit up front with pine and some floralness lingering of the side of the tongue afterwards. Very little malt balancing out the hops in the flavor. Body is a bit lighter than what I would have liked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kscottbrown (2) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2007 does not count
Wow! If you are looking for hops look no further. Great bitey mouth feel. Nice lacing from the head. Taste stays with you. My kind of beer.

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