Green Flash West Coast I.P.A. - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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4.1/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - pours a hazy, copper/gold. Thick, chunky head fades fast, but leaves a thick collar and sheets of lacing. A bit more clarity would have been a perfect 5.
S - solid Cali hop profile, with huge citrus notes of grapefruit and lemon rind. Slight pine in there too. Some tropical fruit and breast aromas round things out, but the aroma is hops, hops, and more hops.
T - the palate follows the nose very closely. The hops are the main, overwhelming presence. The pine comes out a bit more on the palate, along with the citrus. Also, as in the nose, the fruitiness and bread struggle to come through, providing little balance.
M - Medium body. Medium-fine carbonation keeps it creamy. Long, dry finish.
D - As a hophead, I could finish a sixer of these without hesitation. Non-hopheads may have some difficulty.
More proof that some of the best IPAs in the world come from San Diego. If you're looking for balance, I'd look elsewhere, but if it's a phatty hop sandwich you're after, this is a damn fine choice.
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2009 23:25:57 | More by 0110x011
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4.74/5 rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
the green flash was first tried in philadelphia at ortleibs. a great little place to see good music and enjoy several craft beer options. good people make everything more enjoyable and the staff there were friendly and helpful, and deftly navigating a busy hipster crowd. the green flash delivers mucho hops to your face and leaves your palate covered in it. smells like beer and i like beer smells. this is an ipa that is not for those who don't like ipa's, its an ipa drinkers beer... and i recommend this beer called the green flash.
Serving type: on-tap
03-13-2014 19:39:25 | More by StevORugby
Green Flash West Coast I.P.A. from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,042 ratings.