Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 5,770 | Reviews: 1,660 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.5/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue V:
From the website: "Hops used include Simcoe for a unique fruitiness and grapefruit zest, Columbus for strong hop pungency, Centennial for pine and citrus notes and Cascade for floral aroma." That's insane, but a hophead's dream.
Pour this one carefully. We didn't the first time and wound up with the unfiltered, chunky dregs floating around in our pint glasses. Granted, they won't kill you and are actually good for you, but they could be off-putting for some. Less that, this IPA pours bright amber with burnt orange hues and a massive creamy foam head (like a big dollop of cream) that's sticky and retains very well--remember head on a beer is good as it releases volatiles for aroma and taste. Aroma is strong with grapefruit and herbs--gets the glands going--with soft grain and floral notes beneath. Nearly full-bodied, with a smooth, even consistency. Immediate smacking of grapefruit, herbal, resin, touch of mint, raw leaf and ash with a piney, grassy and oily bitter linger. So damn juicy and citric. Sweet, bready and a bit toasty beneath the hop carnage, providing just enough balance. Alcohol is very well hidden, with a slight burnt character toward the finish with ashy resin.
Few come close to the sublimely intense hoppiness that's Green Flash West Coast IPA. We love this beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2010 13:14:30 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
4.58/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From a bottle into a pint glass in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Smell is mild and of pine/hops.
Appearance is dark golden bronze.
Taste is a very smooth, nice malt to hops ballance.
Mouthfeel is clean and smooth, no alcohol bite.
Overall a very good California IPA easily accessible here in Nebraska...gbr!
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2014 00:09:14 | More by Sintech
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,770 ratings.