Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 5,751 | Reviews: 1,659 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ccrida:
4.83/5 rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Wow. Can't believe I've never reviewed this beer. It's one of the top IPAs, period (with PtE and Hopworks, in my book).
On draught at the Collins Pub, West Coast IPA is clear burnt gold with an off-white head is a bit meringue like in it's creaminess, and that leaves gorgeous lace.
Smell is huge hoppiness, all the goodness of the best west coast IPAs, as advertised! Dank resins, citrus, floral, and just a hint of biscuit.
Taste is the same - bring on the hop onslaught. Wow, this is extreme hop *flavor*, not just bitterness mind you, and it's fresh and complex, very well done, as always. The pale malt lingers in the background, not a pils base, just enough to provide some contrast, a hint of toast.
Mouthfeel is dry, oily, medium bodied.
Drinkability is awesome if you're a hop pig like me. If I could, I'd wring out the dry hops into this glass, but I'm sure for some it's two extreme - those that don't live and love IPA on the west coast! I do, and this is one of the quit essential reasons why. As I said, one of my top three IPAs, and PtE is technically a DIPA! Of course, like any IPA, it's best at it's freshest, which is regional, so if you're drinking a bottle on the east coast and disagree, there's an obvious difference in you're experience!
Serving type: bottle
12-03-2010 02:46:10 | More by ccrida
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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.
94 out of 100 based on 5,751 ratings.