Linchpin White IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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3.53/5 rDev -7.6%
Pours slightly murky honey orange with a 2 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to a craggy cap on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, yeast, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and alcohol. Taste is much the same with a more herbal and medicinal bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer for what it is but it doesn't seem too cohesive in my opinion.
06-27-2012 04:53:08 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.03/5 rDev +5.5%
Appearance: A massive cap of foam leaves a curtain of lace; the hazy amber liquid lingers below
Smell: Balanced between the floral citrus (grapefruit and pineapple), wheat bread and coriander elements
Taste: Floral and citrusy, up front, with grapefruit and pineapple forward; the wheat bread emerges and is joined by the coriander at mid-palate; bitter and herbal flavors dominate the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation
Overall: A nice rendition of this relatively new style; I know some don't care for White IPAs but I like them
09-22-2012 21:51:19 | More by brentk56
3.78/5 rDev -1%
Poured into a large tulip glass a honey tinged medium golden with a very large blooming sticky white head.Sharp citric hops and light yeasty spiced phenols in the nose.Flavors of the sharp citric hops dominate with more assertive yeasty spice in the finish.I like it but the flavors are maybe just to straight forward and brutish,and I gotta say this is much more of a Belgian IPA than an American one,the Belgian yeast flavors are a huge component of the beer.It's a good beer but not great...in my opinion.
07-03-2012 20:05:47 | More by oberon
3.68/5 rDev -3.7%
Thought this would be an interesting collab, Founders and Green Flash, both make awesome beers.
Pours a pasty white 1.5 finger creamy head that fades semi slowly with decent lacing, over semi hazy golden orange honey colored beer, with lots of bubbles floating up from the bottom.
Nose has some interesting hops, light resinous musty fresh hop with some light grapefruit, hint of citrus and tangerine, and just a bit of a sweet malty base.
Taste starts fairly bitter, with a nice big hop bite. Starts with some musty resinous hops, slight hop oils with that, and it even gets slightly astringent as it goes along. There are some light grapefruit and citrus hop additions, with hint of tangerine and orange zest bitterness. A light sweet malty base under that tries to prop it up but doesn't go far. The finish brings a slight booze warmth, semi dry, and a long lingering hop bitterness that gets a bit astringent, with light musty resinous hops, and light orange citrus flavor.
Mouth is med to slightly heavier bodied, good carb, light warming booze.
Overall not bad, bit too bitter and astringent, decent resinous hop flavors and some decent citrus and grapefruit, with a light malty base that tries to help but is too little too late and it gets a bit too overpowering.
06-22-2012 23:29:11 | More by jlindros
3.15/5 rDev -17.5%
Hoppy beer with the unusual dry wheat base. A little grainy, but different from the rye flavors of that style. Plenty of bitterness with barely a touch of sweetness. Some biscuit taste but overwhelmed by the bitter hops. After some sipping the grapefruit takes over. In the end, it's another deeply bitter beer with a hint of resiny aroma.
Quite a lovely beer poured in the Ommegang chalice, just to be different. Nice foam and long lasting suds give the mouthfeel a near creaminess. Light golden amber in color. A pleasant gulp, but the increasingly harsh flavors stay around much too long.
I suppose this is the beach head for a new invasion of aggressive wheat beers. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Litickers in Ocean Beach ($7.99).
06-17-2012 05:13:48 | More by mactrail
4/5 rDev +4.7%
Thanks to jjfoley for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of wheat and lemons, with a ton of hop notes coming through. The flavor is similar, with a lot of orange and lemon notes from the hops, as well as some wheat and a medium amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
07-02-2012 05:31:05 | More by Mora2000
4.13/5 rDev +8.1%
22 oz. bomber,
A: Pours a medium burnt orange, hazy with a full white head, leaving nice lace.
S: Very meadowy, grass springtime. With fresh coriander and citrus peels.
T: Nice hybrid flavours, coriander and orange with a lot of grass, some pine, melon rind. Quite tasty.
M: Crisp, medium-bodied, soft carbonation overall, dry hoppy aftertaste.
O: This is Founders and Green Flash here; I knew it was going to be good. Wasn't great, but it's well worth a pickup. I'd certainly like to see more of this style.
05-21-2012 04:06:12 | More by Halcyondays
4.1/5 rDev +7.3%
Had a tulip glass at Valhalla in Midtown West. I'd say this leans more toward Belgian IPA (a Belgian strain is used) with the fruity esters mixing with an extra spicy finish. The body wasn't heavy, but the flavor was rich enough that this made a fine sipping beer on a rainy day. The malts are largely hidden under the array of dry, biting citrus hops. It's a fruity beer, but not at all juicy, and a great example of how both wheat and Belgian yeast can be used in an IPA.
06-04-2012 01:00:34 | More by tempest
4.23/5 rDev +10.7%
A great beer- I really like the combination of the delicate wheat malt, which really drys the beer out, and the explosive, but balanced hops. The body is fairly light, so the hops they've chosen to use are big and bitter, but not sticky or piney, and the very clean and bitter hop profile works very well with the clean, light, dry malt. There is a nice citrus finish, without the sweeter malt you usually find in combination with the hops, and the results is more pure hop flavor. Very well done.
08-21-2012 00:12:27 | More by Georgiabeer
3.9/5 rDev +2.1%
Bomber bottle w/o freshness info.
Pour fully hazed, light tangarine amber, under a loose and light near white head, that stays and leaves high fine irregular tongues of sheeting, and bits of lace.
The nose is yeasty and infused with lime and light pepper.
Tasty brew more lime and Belgian yeast character shining through. Enjoyable and went well with some fish tacos, but I found it lacked the depth of flavors of the heavy hitters of the style. Worth a try, but nothing to go too crazy about.
07-09-2012 23:30:54 | More by Billolick
3.98/5 rDev +4.2%
Linchpin White IPA
Green Flash Brewing Co.
Style: Belgian IPA
ABV: 7.00 %
Pours a cloudy white/gold color with some sediment. Active carbonation on what appears to be a witbier. Smells of lemons, lemon grass, oranges and floral notes. In the taste, wheat malt with a lemony twang, Belgian yeast, and a nice amount of citrusy hop flavor and a sizable bitterness. Definitely herbal and hoppy but also alot of good wheat flavor. Medium bodied feel with a good level of carbonation. Overall, a pretty nice brew, very wit like, with hops.
09-03-2012 14:52:37 | More by Stinkypuss
4.08/5 rDev +6.8%
A - hazy, bright yellow with a huge, soft, dense, white head that has great retention
S - peppery, yeasty, fruity, clove
T - citrusy hops, mild bitterness, peppery, faint yeast and spice
M - light to medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated
This is a pretty decent beer. It has a nice Witbier presentation with a balanced, forward hop presence. I t has a refreshing drinkability as well. I enjoyed it.
08-16-2012 14:43:08 | More by tdm168
3.38/5 rDev -11.5%
Came out mostly yellow, a bit cloudy, nothing excessive, great head retention though, about 1" when it poured. Aroma, really didn't allow the hops or wheat to come across. Neutral. No off aromas.
Taste, mildly hoppy, the belgian yeast is the primary flavor delivery vessel here. Big phenolic mouthfeel easily outshines any wheat or hop character. There is a twangy bitterness seemingly delved from the yeast and hops equally. Really this tastes more like a belgian ipa than it does a white ipa. Mild citrus flavor to it. Alcohol minorly stinging.
Just another in the line of this year's trend of beers. Still not impressed. Not a mess, but the beer doesn't seem to have much of an agenda or place that it is taking you.
08-13-2012 23:39:48 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Linchpin White IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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