Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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3.85/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Three week old bottle based on "best by" date. Golden amber and a little bit hazy. A 2+ finger head yields some nice lacing. Head retention is very good. Aroma nicely showcases the varied blend of hops used (3 C's and Simcoe): grapefruit, pine, citrus, grassy and floral all at once. Definite emphasis on grass and pine notes. Not as aromatic as I remember this (though it's been a long time since I last tried this).
Super bitter, as expected, with grass and pine prevailing in the flavor. It's like a Christmas tree in your mouth. Malt profile is thoroughly squelched by the hops. Very high apparent bitterness with almost no malt body to speak of, just a faint cracker-like grain like a hoppy pils. Sudsy carbonation is moderately soft. The mouthfeel is otherwise slick and oily. Almost no alcohol on the palate.
A palate-shredding, pine-forward, very west coast IPA. This is a nice example of an extremely hop-forward IPA, but it's not on my list of top IPAs.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2014 01:24:52 | More by gr0g
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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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