Green Flash West Coast IPA (-2013)

 
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RATINGS: 2087   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Editor’s 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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shigadeyo (3795) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Compliments of jimbowood - Thanks Jimbo!

Green Flash West Coast IPA is a burnt orange color and slightly hazy. It has a frothy beige head that collapses slowly. Ribbon-like lacing. Aroma is sweet, pine and resin hops, with a hint of juice in background. Flavor has a nice sweet, malty base with a complex hop flavor consisting of orange/grapefruit, pine, resin, and some grass and floral notes. Nice fresh, clean hop flavor throughout. Mouthfeel is quite full, creamy, and smooth. This was an all around great IPA and probably had the most complex hop flavors that I have tasted.

12 oz bottle from jimbowood.

4.1
waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2006
bottle. very big citrus hop aroma. the body is full with huge fresh hops, pine tar and balanced malts. Great bitterness in the finish. Available in CO. Great ipa

4.2
willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2006
23.11.06 12oz bottle. This stuff has become a daily drinker, and probably for the reasons that many beergeeks would compain about it. The hazed golden beer is topped by a massive and rocky head that drifts away slowly and erratically. This beer is a bounty of gorgeous hop aromas, beautifully done, with a great mix of citrus (orange/grapefruit), florals (perfumes), and terrific resiny pine. There is the mildest note of cattiness, but that is mostly tucked behind the rest. Little else appears on the nose beyond hops -- glorious hops. The body is soft, smooth, and lively with fine eff. Flavors here don’t quite come up to the massivness of the hop aromas, but still so tasty. MIldly woody, lightly toasty and fairly sweet malts, touches of cut grass, and plenty of resinous and bitter hops. Totally hidden alcohol. Finishes sharp, pithy, and sticky. Love this stuff.

4.1
HumuloneRed (765) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2006
12 oz. Bottle. Pours a almost clear orange color with a white fluffy head and sticky lacing. The nose has an intense dank and citrus orange as well as the flavor. The bitterness is balanced and lingering. Really well made beer.


3.7
MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2006
orangey copper color, hazy with micro-floaties of yeast. tall light tan rocky head and clumpy lacing. aroma is resiny pine cones, unripe tangerine/fresh grapefruit zest. medium mouthfeel, sparkly carbonation. flavor is bitter and crisp, like pulpy grapefruit, pith included. finish is bitter and the aftertase is a little peppery.

3.8
XCKC (13) - Tigard, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Thanks Jamie!
Full flavored indeed, the Simcoe hops arent overwhelming which makes this brew desirable. Strong characteristics follow through to the finish. I got real light, but noticable layers of lacing on the pint glass. My senses were perked with this mildly explosive brew. The use of the simcoe hops here was well done.

4.8
hopnpop (73) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Beautiful orange-copper pour. Perfect frothy, white-laced head. Aroma of hemp, freshly cut grass and grapefruit. Initial taste of grapefruit, orange and tree bark. Fairly balanced palate. Warming alcohol aftertaste with a prodigious mouthfool of hops. I love this stuff!

3.9
pineypower (3346) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Teetering on the edge of 500 ratings, I realized I’ve almost been through a case of this and haven’t rated it yet. Pours out a light copper color with a small lacing white head. Aroma is of citrus hops. The taste is upfront citrus/grapefruit and floral hops with a slight sweetness to balance out the hop bitterness. Refreshing beer and a very solid example of this style.

3.5
dolemike1 (1289) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Powerful hop aroma, amber in color, nice hoppy flavor, some caramel, quite good.

3.8
tobias (208) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2006
12 oz bottle: bright shiny copper color with a short lived head. aroma is grapefruit and pine. slightly sweet smell. strong pungent hop flavor. pine, pineapple and grapefruit. nice bitterness. smooth and creamy. very drinkable


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