Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev -5.2%
Glad to finally try a beer from this brewery. I had this on at the Flying Saucer in Houston. The beer is bronze with an off-white head & decent lacing.
Just as expected, pinesap nose & lots of hops!
The taste is astringent and nicely bitter. Pine sap, grape fruit and some caramel malts. The malts actually do a good job of adding some balance and keep the hops from running way with the beer.
The mouth is oily and coating. I like this beer, but drinkabilty suffers a tiny bit from the lack of balance. Still, well worth seeking out and a nice example of a West Coast IPA.
01-16-2009 00:58:03 | More by Redrover
4/5 rDev -5.2%
I have been fasinated by the Imperial IPA from Green Flash but I guess I had to try its little brother as well. It is a much different beer.
This beer pours a much darker reddish-amber than the DIPA. The head on this beer is something to note. It is huge and never goes away. There were still chucks of it in my empty glass the next morning.
The smell is very nice. Hops all the way. Very piney, grassy but with some of the citrus notes the DIPA was missing.
The taste is good as well. Again, hops all the way but there is much more of a malt backbone here as well. There is a defined sweetness in the middle that leads to a drying, bitter finish. I must note that I am still burping these hops the next morning, making my coffee really interesting.
Mouthfeel is solid. Sort of slick and oily but very sturdy and balanced. The malt holds up well in the face of all of the hops.
The smell, taste and mouthfeel of this beer are very balanced, making this IPA very drinkable. Be careful of the cottonmouth the next morning. Regardless, I will go back for more.
12-09-2006 13:57:15 | More by Terp96
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,015 ratings.