Green Flash West Coast I.P.A. - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by GameFreac:
3.88/5 rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Re-reviewing this since the 2nd time I drank a bottle, I didn't pour it as aggressively and had a much smaller head. I don't know if this even makes sense, but I swear I think the gigantic head hid all the hop oils and carbonation.
12 oz. bottle with no date but I'm assuming this is super fresh since it just got shipped to Tennessee yesterday.
1st Bottle: Pours a dark red/golden color with 4 fingers of a huge head. I guess I poured it too aggressively.
2nd Bottle: Poured very carefully this time and got about a half finger of head.
1st Bottle: As soon as I opened the bottle I could smell huge hop notes. Pine, mango, citrus. The smell from the glass is along those lines but much more intense.
2nd Bottle: This time the aroma wasn't as intense but still along those lines.
1st Bottle: Very nice. Not as intense as the smell but still the same flavors in general. Hoppy but not overpowering. Has a nice malt backbone to it.
2nd bottle: Actually way more intense than the smell. The smell is actually much more muted than the flavor. Usually it's the other way around for most beers. VERY hoppy flavor. Mostly pine and just super bitter.
1st Bottle: Creamy but my only complaint is that it is slightly watery.
2nd Bottle: Very nice carbonation and not watery at all.
Overall: Great IPA. First bottle didn't blow me away but the 2nd time when I poured it carefully, the flavors really came out and didn't get trapped in the head. I never thought a pour would make this much of a difference but it made this beer much better. Maybe I'm just crazy.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2012 03:02:35 | More by GameFreac
More User Reviews:
3.59/5 rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This beer is alright, I have had too many great ones lately. But this one is not bad. I need to try the more hardcore ones.
Appearance: Dark golden amber. Some Head but not too much not a bad beer on the above average account.
Smell: Not a lot going on compared to others .But it was a good beer.
Taste: Enjoyable, some hops, actually strong on the hops but it also has a sweet malt backbone that balances things out. Not the best tasting beer that I have had but for a four pack you can do much better, in my opinion.
Overall: I didnt think this was a bad beer but there are better ones too. Solidly above average but not outstanding.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 21:59:41 | More by humuloner22
Green Flash West Coast I.P.A. from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,176 ratings.