Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev -5.2%
The colour is deep red-orange-amber; the liquid is a little hazy. The two finger head is warm white and compact with a fine uneven surface. It sinks slowly leaving massive amounts of lacing.
The strong smell is very hoppy with notorious American notes of grape fruits, bitter herbs, fresh flowers, sweet caramel and toffee and a powerful yet elegant bitterness.
The taste is very bitter with lots of grapefruits, bitter oranges and limes. There are some sweet flavours of biscuits and artificial sweeteners that get a little sharp. Matured notes of oak and a touch of soy sauce. The body is medium, which is a disappointment, as the hops need a solid base to work against. The aftertaste brings a robust bitterness, citric hoppy flavours and a flowery flavour. Some simple sweet notes and a mild flavour of rye bread. The long lasting finish got notes of bitter citric fruit and butterscotch.
The carbonation is mild to medium, the light bubbles are small. The liquid is mid-smooth.
When it comes to the hops, this ale resembles more of an American double IPA than an ordinary American IPA. But the malt doesn't cope with all those hops, making this beer a bit unbalanced.
06-19-2009 16:29:22 | More by bark
4/5 rDev -5.2%
A: Clear, dark straw in color. Thin layer of off-white head sticks around.
S: Peachy hops. Maybe a hint of malt.
T: Huge peach flavor. Finished bitter with a dry pine flavor. Finish does not leave a bad taste in the mouth.
M: Soft mouthfeel with only the slightest prick of carbonation.
Like it's name suggests, there is no mistaking that this is a West Coast IPA. A solid beer with nice flavors and smell.
12-21-2010 21:09:27 | More by goalie33
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,935 ratings.