Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 5,740 | Reviews: 1,659 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SLeffler27:
4.22/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
After reading about this one in the Brewing News National IPA Competition, I was pleasantly surprised to discover it residing on the shelves near me. After snarfing a six-pack, the first bottle flowed into a humble pint glass, and a firm, off-white head rose above the orange-toned amber ale, leaving a sticky lace calling card.
The usual suspects of citrus and pine are loiter among a sweet and floral bunch of hooligans.
The bitterness of this beer flashes across the tongue, but is not over the top as is often found with this style. The refreshing and complex interplay of citrus and pine oils upsurge and climax with the sweet perfume of tropical flowers. This IPA truly showcases the complexity celebrated by this style.
A palate-cleansing elixir certainly betrays some alcohol and carbonation.
Occasionally, as with this beer, reality supports the hype. Take this six-pack, with a few close friends and watch the sun settle down below the horizon in hopes of spotting that elusive green flash.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2008 21:57:08 | More by SLeffler27
More User Reviews:
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 5,740 ratings.