Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by KickInTheChalice:
4.1/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served on tap at DC Sarnies in a pint glass.
Appearance: My pour has a mostly transparent, filtered burnt golden orange color with a fluffy off-white cap.
Smell: This is pretty much what I think of when I think of a West Coast IPA - candied grapefruit hoppiness, with pine and a bit of other citrus fruit, with the malt falling to the background.
Taste: The flavor starts out with a soft and gentle malt presence that has just a touch of honey sweetness with a bit more of an emphasis on caramel. Grapefruit hops are the most dominant flavor, but even these do not explode out of the glass. Spicy pine provides some further depth and a bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: The carbonation is right in the middle of the spectrum and creamy enough to mostly stay out of the way. A bit of hop residue builds up over the course of a glass, and it has a mostly smooth, if just a little bit grainy, feel to it.
Overall: This truly epitomizes West Coast IPA's, even if the flavors are not quite as explosive as I prefer. Well-made and very drinkable.
Serving type: on-tap
01-10-2012 22:28:37 | More by KickInTheChalice
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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.
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