Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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2.28/5 rDev -46%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Trying to catch up on my notes from the past 6 weeks or so... Reviewed from notes.
Poured from bottle into a Tulip pint.
No bottling date.
In pouring, I see some yeast/sediments which leads me to believe that this beer might not be newest batch... Unfortunately, I searched all over the bottle for a date and was unsuccessful. Maybe it is on there... maybe not. Either way, this review will stand until I have a bottle that causes me to edit and change this.
Looked a nice orangey golden copper and a 2.5 creamy head that cascading into a frothy cap. Solid retention and rings of lace. Don't like the yeast... but otherwise, not bad looking.
Smell is malty. So is taste. Very little hop presence. This again makes me think this isn't the freshest example... but, until bottle dates are put on (or made obviously readable) this review will stand.
Beer is sweet. Malts. The malts seem like stale bread-- like croutons. A slight citrusy and floral note is much weaker than the malts.
Medium body with decent carbonation. Feels slick and oily-- I'd prefer bright and prickly.
Overall-- not really impressed. I'm pouring the rest of this out. I won't buy it again unless I KNOW it is fresh.
Serving type: bottle
09-13-2010 04:15:34 | More by AleWatcher
2.3/5 rDev -45.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
Smell: Intense pine, grapefruit.
Taste: Crushing grassy bitterness. Like chewing on grass or eating unroasted coffee. Astringent grape skins. Slightly herbal. Very dry and bitter finish.
Notes: Did not enjoy even though I often like very hoppy beers. This was just too one-dimensional and astringent.
Serving type: on-tap
01-03-2010 06:49:13 | More by 4000qtrap
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,583 ratings.