Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by dwilson01:
4.35/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Let me just say right off the bat that I am a "hop head," I definitely love American IPA and specifically west coast style IPA which fits because thats exactly what this beer is called! needless to say by the grade I gave it, it lives up to its name.
I drank this one straight out of the bottle so I couldn't tell exactly what it looks like but I like the label, simple and definitive which is always a good thing. The smell of this beer is exactly what I would expect out of a west coast style IPA, the floral aroma comes through very solidly along with the bite from the piney scent. Just very fresh in general and entices you to indulge after a long deep smell. The taste does not dissapoint after the strong smell. It has an intense spicy flavor, they used a ton of hops but instead of trying to balance the hop bitterness with some maltiness they used a few different kinds of hops in the beer, citrus flavor hits me pretty well along with the pine I smelled initially. The flower aroma didn't manifest itself as much as in the smell but that is definitely no detriment to the flavor at all. This beer every feels good in my mouth, its not super smooth or anything but that spiciness in the taste has a distinct feel when its in your mouth, almost a tingly feeling before you swallow it which I think is pretty standard with any decent IPA. I found this beer very drinkable, but I also want to reiterate that I love IPA in general and I can drink dIPA all night. This beer was exactly what I expected and wanted it to be, it does not dissapoint as an IPA and I recommend it to anyone who is looking to find a perfect beer for some spicy curry!
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2009 07:45:09 | More by dwilson01
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3.91/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A-a clear amber with visible carbonation and three fingers worth of egg shell head
S-pine and citrus hops, light fruitiness, bready malt
T-very hop forward with pine and citrus bitterness front and center with caramel malt very much in the background. Some light fruits in the middle but most of the taste is full on bitterness.
M-medium body, light carbonation which feels almost flat?( best by date is either 2/2014 or 12/2014), bitter finish
Overall maybe it's just an old bottle but it could do with a bit more carbonation, that said this has huge in your face bitterness, everything else is in the background
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 21:54:20 | More by ksimons
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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