Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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4.25/5 rDev +0.7%
A: Amber liquid with gold highlights. Big foamy head and pretty good lacing. A little mound of foam is refusing to go away despite my best efforts to drink it.
S: Grapefruit and pineapple with a sprig of mint. It's aggressively hoppy and definitely West Coast, as the label reads. These San Diego breweries definitely know how to craft a hop bill.
T: It's an excellent beer that would have a higher score if it wasn't being compared to style to some degree. The difference between a 4, a 4.5 and a 5 for an American IPA is a nebulous space of pure personal opinion. This beer is ever so slightly more bitter than I would like. I love hops and hop bitterness. This beer could just use a tiny bit more malt sweetness to express a pinch more flavor for my tastebuds. I respect Green Flash's choice in the recipe, but it's just ever a wee bit less enjoyable for me than other entries in the style. That said, it's a fantastic beer and I would definitely buy it again/recommend it without hesitation.
04-17-2009 06:29:41 | More by popery
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,940 ratings.