Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by TheCondor:
4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I spent the whole day Geocaching, drinking beer, and having fun. It was a good day, and I wanted to finish with a good beer. Side poured lightly from the bottle into a Becks mug.
Appearance - Pours a deep copper color, very beautiful, with an impressive two finger head that could have been even bigger had I poured more aggressively. Fluffy head, good retention. Lacing is like glue up the sides of the glass. Presentation is outstanding.
Smell - I smelled it as I poured it, but as a pleasant surprise it had a much stronger malt backbone even in the nose than I would expect out of a brew with 95 IBU. I figured it would just be a hop assault, but I was wrong.
Taste - Amplify the nose and you have the taste. While of course there are strong currents of pine, citrus, and grapefruit from the powerful hops, this beer is remarkably well-balanced. There is a malt element throughout the drink, which makes it smooth and easily drinkable. As it warms it gets even smoother. Man this is a good beer.
Mouthfeel - Smooth smooth smooth. The warmer it gets, the easier it goes down. Medium carbonation, bitter aftertaste. Dy finish.
Overall - Although I was disappointed in the first beer I reviewed tonight, the Green Flash has more than redeemed the experience. This means that much more coming from someone who is not a hop head and doesn't drink IPA all that often. This is an exceptional beer no matter which way you look at it. I would strongly recommend this to intermediate level craft beer drinkers and above, as it may be too aggressive for a beginner, but it is outstanding. I can't say enough good things about it.
Serving type: bottle
05-28-2013 02:36:16 | More by TheCondor
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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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