Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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4.2/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Tasting sample pours a bright golden-orange with a big, fluffy white head. Retention and lace are superb.
The nose is pretty classic 'west coast'- big ruby red grapefruit and pine aromas with some lightly toasted bread and florally, Muscat-like tones of ripe mango, peach and citrus blossoms. A very vague touch of that hoppy cheese sits almost hidden in the background too.
Palate is medium bodied with a little more malty toast than I expected, with some unripe tropical fruit tones and a vague hop slickness that serves more to gently smooth out the mouthfeel. The bitterness hits right off the bat, but then pauses before swelling to massive proportions on the finish, picking up a bit of breadiness and pineyness before leaving some lingering grapefruit pith- dry and juicy- with an everlasting bitterness.
Carries the 'west coast' label for a reason. A very solid IPA. Personally, I prefer a little more tropical fruit in my IPA, but I can't knock this for any reason.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2012 20:35:06 | More by TheWhiskerReview
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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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