Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Jacobob10:
4.2/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Green Flash has been available in my area for quite some time now but it took until a few days ago for me to buy any of their beers. I won't be making that mistake again.
Pours a hazy orange color with a reddish hue to it. Big, fluffy, two-finger white head. Excellent retention throughout the duration of the beer with medium-sized bubbles scattered along the surface. The aroma hits you like a ton of bricks, if bricks were made of hops. Citrusy, piney, and floral, to say the aroma is pungent would be an understatement. The bottle reads "extravagantly hopped" and it does not lie. The flavor is West Coast Pale Ale all the way. Think Sierra Nevada on steroids. Very bitter with a noticable dose of hop resin on the tongue. Chewy, bready malts keep the balance somewhat in check. Assertive yet drinkable, a worthy IPA for sure.
This is an aggressive IPA and I would say it rides the line between a regular and imperial IPA. Stays true to its roots and really does have that "west coast" flavor profile to it. Hopheads rejoice!
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2012 23:43:43 | More by Jacobob10
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4.24/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I just keep trying these brews from Green Flash.. first the double stout, now this one - it has a tasty hop explosion on the tongue. The hop flavor notes goes from an intense citrus rind to a heavy leafy herbal to an intense piney/spruce like character and back again somewhat typical of a great hopped beer. The malt adds some supporting sweetness in the beginning with some bready and yeast like notes. There are some peach like fruit notes with maybe even a slight hint of cherry. The finishing hop flavor takes over and coats the plate with heavy citrus and piney bitterness. A beautiful beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 00:11:35 | More by stoutman
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,752 ratings.