Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Prince_Casual:
District of Columbia
4.58/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
32 oz "howler" poured into a Chimay tulip....
Orange'ish brown pour with a half inch head that settles quickly with moderate lacing.
As a kid, I used to peel grapefruits, discard the rind, and eat the flesh wedge by wedge. Everything about the aroma brings me back to that. Bitter bitter grapefruit rind. Sweetness in the air, but very subdued, this is all complimented by a bit of maltiness as well.
Every sip reminds me why I love this beer so much. For one, it's a hoppy beer but in comparison to the x2/imperials out there, it has a great balance. The fruit notes outweigh the pine 10::1, at least for me . The bitterness is there, but it's pleasing on the palate, rather than challenging to enjoy.
The feel of this one is really it's beauty. It's surprisingly light on the palate, with no recognition of any alcohol content, or monstrous/creamy body. The carbonation is just right, and as one sip fades, there's more and more to look forward to as it gradually takes over one's taste buds.
I don't think I'm alone saying this is in my top 3 favorite beers, it's truly magical on tap or in a fresh 4x12 or 22. It's got subtlety to sip and ponder, or one can take it to a party and enjoy the hell out of. There's a select number of IPA's that can take me to "that place" and this is easily one of the most easily obtained of them.
Serving type: growler
08-17-2013 03:30:36 | More by Prince_Casual
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3.89/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a copper color with over a finger of head that retains for a good long time and leaves a touch of lace on the glass. The nose is definitely hoppy but not terribly complex. The flavor is very similar to the nose – definitely hoppy but not very complex as far as other flavors. This remains a strong effort but it is certainly nothing extraordinary.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 03:51:45 | More by 57md
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,579 ratings.