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

286 Ratings
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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 15
Gots: 17 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Collaboration with Founders.

(Beer added by: notchucknorris on 05-09-2012)
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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 22oz bottle picked up at Green's on Buford Hwy

A - A bright yellow, with 1 inch of head and sticky lace left on the glass. No clarity, unfiltered with sediment floating around

S - Citrus hops and spices.

T - Mild citrus and fruit notes, white pepper, almost begian style IPA. A bit of a bitter aftertaste. Tasty!

M - Highly carbonated and sizzles in your mouth. Nice!

O - A very good take on a white IPA. I am digging it. Also love that 2 of my favorite breweries are collobarating. Hope to see more collaborations between the two

Photo of stewarbd
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of sneaks2210
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of katan
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz into a pint

A - Golden, very clear. Lots of frothy white head. Slow to break down to a film.

S - Spicy, strong - white pepper really dominates. Just the smallest amount of pilsner malts hiding back there.

T - Starts off rather spicy, dry, strong white pepper flavors. Mid-stream gets a resinous hop flavor and a stronger pepper flavor. Almost biting. Almost medicinal. Strange. Finishes with a little bit of citrus hop flavors.

M - Fully carbonated to say the least. Very effervescent.

O/D - Very white belgian IPA - more white than IPA. That spiciness really is good but I just can't get past that strange flavor in the mid -stream. It goes right to the edge of Belgian yeast flavors with strong hopping and then something goes too far.

Photo of robmoak
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Neorebel
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!

Photo of aaronblain22
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of sendbeer
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of tripledbrew
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Nightrain87
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of jlieber17
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of whodeyvols
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of grumpygerman
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of WesM63
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ThickNStout
2.98/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle from Sherlock's (Marietta, GA). 7.99. No apparent bottling date. Served in a Southern Tier snifter.

Pours cloudy straw yellow with three pillowy fingers of off white head leaving large clumps of lacing.

Smells of lemon zest, coriander, orange peel and wheat bread. Interesting, different but not what I look for in an IPA.

Tastes more in line with what something labeled as IPA should be. Starts with lemony citrus, white peppercorns, and faint orange peel. Continues with wheat bread, grapefruit, mild pine and grass. Alot going on here.

Medium body with heavy carbonation. Slightly oily slick. Long dry finish.

Given the quality I've come to expect from both Green Flash and Founders this one fell a bit flat for me. It is an interesting take on an emerging style with a complex and unique flavor profile. I'm willing to concede that perhaps white IPAs are not my thing but it just didn't do it for me and I'll be passing on this in the future.

Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Linchpin White IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.