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Linchpin White IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Linchpin White IPALinchpin White IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

273 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 12
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Collaboration with Founders.

(Beer added by: notchucknorris on 05-09-2012)
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California

5/5  rDev +30.5%

05-20-2012 04:55:37 | More by CEDAMA
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Ohio

5/5  rDev +30.5%

07-22-2012 17:50:58 | More by jaxray8
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

5/5  rDev +30.5%

06-13-2012 05:53:26 | More by ucsbmullet
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prisdefer

New York

5/5  rDev +30.5%

06-01-2012 22:00:40 | More by prisdefer
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California

5/5  rDev +30.5%

11-04-2013 17:02:59 | More by wooddogg922
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Florida

5/5  rDev +30.5%

07-02-2014 22:09:25 | More by Flash09
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TheBeard89

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +24%

07-25-2012 10:07:20 | More by TheBeard89
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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +24%

07-26-2012 13:31:29 | More by dogfish7
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beergoot

Colorado

4.68/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sweet, spicy, lemony-clove aroma wafts over a crystal clear, yellow body and thick, chunky white head. Great carbonation...

Beautiful light malt sweetness wrapped aggressively with spicy hop bitterness. Light in feel, clean and dry in the finish.

An world-class effort. It's relatively soft and light mouthfeel belies its assertive yet well-balanced hop characteristics. Well worth checking out...

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 21:16:40 | More by beergoot
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.68/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a hazy orange/yellow with 2 fingers fluffy off white head, tons of lacing, great retention. smells of fresh hops blasted into my nostrils as soon as the cap popped. smells of cloves, pine, coriander, grapefruit, smells like an actual hop cone is next to my nose.
slightly bitter up front, lots of sweet malts followed up by a spicy taste (saison style), slight hint of citrus in the finish.. grapefruit, orange, coriander, banana.. this is a hell of a beer.
light-medium body.. refreshing and crisp initially, but once it hits the palate it feels rich, creamy.. moderate carbonation, very crisp/refreshing.
so glad i asked for 2 bottles of this from a trade. totally worth it, one of the best tasting beers i've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 21:18:17 | More by facundoCNB
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swoopdog

Arkansas

4.55/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A - Rumpelstiltskin golden straw color with a huge 3 to 4 fingers worth of billowy white head (pour this over a sink) nice carbonation with some alcohol feet . Sticky long lasting lacing. Awesome looking!

S - Grapefruit hop bitters with some light citrus with sweet tarty lemon notes. Lot more hops are evident if you sniff the neck. Getting a high astringency which I am not surprised by since this is part Green Flash and they are known for the smell of their hops.

T - Lots of citrus like I expected and the hop profile follows the nose nicely. Astringent qualities in the middle of the mouth that smooths out with some of that Belgian yeast taking over. The end of the mouth is lots of earthy tastes maybe some lemon grass.

M - Highly carbonated with a medium body lots of dry effervescent qualities from the hops and lemony zests.

O - I am not sure the last time I had a Belgian IPA if ever but as a White Ale or a Belgian Pale I can say this carries lots of those big west coast hop characteristics over into making this a full fledged IIPA. This is a collaboration between two of my favorite breweries. I think also something should be said for how easy drinking this is despite the higher ABV. Damn good!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 21:09:32 | More by swoopdog
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Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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Georgia

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Georgia

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California

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Arizona

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

06-09-2012 02:12:37 | More by MikeConklin
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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Neorebel

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Taking a look at the color, it's a brilliant straw color, crystal clear like honey, with a robust cotton-like head that isn't going anywhere. Lots of foamy lacing on the sides of the glass later on. It looks great, but I'm a little thrown off seeing a 'Belgian IPA' with this sort of appearance. I'm instantly sold on the scents coming from this beer... resinous hops, zesty citrus, lemongrass, coriander, flowers, and grainy wheat. What an interesting marriage of styles. There are moments where I am thinking I am tasting a DFH Namaste Belgian White, with wheat breads, herbs, and spices. On the other hand, there is a Belgian yeast flavor and the piny, earthy hops. The beer seems kind of filling and its medium-bodied. Not a very noticeable alcohol presence. Coats the mouth pleasantly, and the only negative aspect I am finding, is that it is a little too sharp and dry to me. I think this is a noteworthy experiment and collaboration, not sure why other review scores are not higher. Give it a try!

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 02:49:01 | More by Neorebel
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ngeunit1

California

4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a lightly hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of lemon and citrus hops with coriander, pepper, and other Belgian yeast smells, wheat, and some floral and pine hops.

T - Starts off with a mix of Belgian yeast flavors with some coriander, pepper, and other spices with some fruity esters, lemon peel and citrus hops. Through the middle, some floral and hops hops come through with some bitterness and some wheat. The finish is a mix of Belgian yeast, spices, wheat, lemon zest, floral hops and some mild bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, spicy, and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice combination of hops and Belgian yeast flavors. Really nicely balanced.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 06:12:03 | More by ngeunit1
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a duvel glass.

A- pours a hazy orange golden with two fingers of fluffy white head.... Excellent lacing... All the way down, this is a damn good lookin beer.

S- deep resinous citrus, this smells nice and hoppy, I don't really pick up the Belgian yeast much in the nose perhaps there is a light spice blended in with grainy wheat, which I begin to pick up as the beer warms.

T- deep citrus up front blended over a grainy dry malt backbone, turning into slightly resinous pine with a touch of spice on the end, dry and grainy wheat finish, along with a touch of lingering resinous pine. The blend of yeasts and the hop choices here work beautifully together, along with the dry grainy wheat
.... I really love the balance and profile.

M: medium grainy bodies and dry as a bone, the dryness I feel really brings out the hop profile and ties the brew together with the Belgian yeast. If I had to guess id say the American yeast came from founders because it has that creamy founders mouthfeel a lot of their beers have.... And green flash excels with its Belgians.

O: awesome! Love it... I have to admit I was a little skeptical when I read about this brew, but it's green flash and founders.... And they rose to the occasion, this was a different and utterly delicious IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 04:16:00 | More by PeterIngemi
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Linchpin White IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.