Green Flash West Coast IPA - 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
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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