Green Flash West Coast I.P.A. - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 5,034 | Reviews: 1,617 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Pegasus:
4.29/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Golden orange with a touch of haze, atop which is a massive, dense cream-colored head, which retains superbly. The lacing is thick and glass-coating.
Aroma: Massive, over-the-top pine tar hops, backed by quite sweet caramel malt. While the malt aroma is sturdy, let there be no doubt that the hops take precedence.
Taste: Opens with very sweet caramel, which is soon met and overwhelmed by strong, oily citric and pine tar hops. The relatively high alcohol content (7% ABV) is very well concealed While the sweet malt is ever-present, it is always in the shadow of the hops. Finishes with a strong and lingering hop flavor, with a late note of medicinal bitterness. As the beer warms, the malt becomes a little more prominent, although it remains secondary to the intense hop presence.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and very full, almost syrupy.
Drinkability/notes: Definitely one for the hop-heads, of which I am not one. Still, one cannot help but admire the craftsmanship that went into producing this beer,.
Presentation: Packaged in a custom-embossed short twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2013 02:51:03 | More by Pegasus
More User Reviews:
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
4.59/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured 12oz bottle into tulip glass
A: dark honey color with decent head that produces heavy lacing with every swallow.
S: pine and some citrus; hop dominant
T: pine, citrus Some malty sweetness mid-palate and then finishes with a tingling hop resin taste. Hop bitterness prevalent
M: medium bodied; very dry.
O: great IPA with some unique qualities in the subtle malt intertwined with big hop flavors and that tingling sensation from strong hop bite at the palate's end. Great IPA!
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 03:06:13 | More by JOHNKNEEGEEZ
Green Flash West Coast I.P.A. from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,034 ratings.