Tropical DNA
Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,410
ABV:
7%
Score:
88
Ranked #19,298
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 8.97%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
55
From:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  12
SCORE
88
Very Good
Notes: A tropical IPA fermented with Brux yeast and Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe lupulin powder.

15 IBU
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 55 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by GarbageMan10:
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GarbageMan10 from Texas

4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 11, 2018
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Gagnonsux from Texas

3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 20, 2018
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives hazy and honey colored with a thin head that fades quickly; a few spots of lace

Smell: Sweetened pineapple syrup, mango and berry tones

Taste: Pineapple and mango forward with berry tones adding a bit of a jammy character; a touch of orange, through the middle, with a bright but somewhat sweet finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Interesting twist on the hazy IPA style; ultimately a bit too sweet without enough offsetting bitterness

May 04, 2018
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DerwinWentworth from Utah

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 07, 2019
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AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 03, 2019
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jakecattleco from California

3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 28, 2019
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ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Oct 24, 2018
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JuiceMan818 from California

3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 21, 2019
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Pro_Magnon from Texas

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 20, 2018
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sposter4 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 03, 2018
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kofukasho from Japan

3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 16, 2018
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Blazer22 from Colorado

4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 15, 2018
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JohneHoodlum from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 06, 2019
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jrb378 from Pennsylvania

3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 08, 2018
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Stengelfoot from California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 20, 2018
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TheHopsman from Nebraska

4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Apr 14, 2018
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Knickfan3 from New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 19, 2018
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wwoj from Virginia

4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 22, 2018
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Sup3r_s4m from Texas

4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

For the Alcohol content, really good taste and smell. Would definitely recommend.

Sep 05, 2019
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timon from California

4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good stuff. Smell and taste are green-tropical: orange, unripened mango, apricot. For me at least, the weak-point is the mouthfeel, which is very thin. Looks great with nice orance hazy color and lacing, taste and smell are on-point...but would love it to be thicker in the mouth. That keeps it at 4 instead or 4.25 overall, imho.

Apr 30, 2020
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ChuckTom from Arizona

4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 06, 2019
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Arjen from Netherlands

3.39/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from draught @ Beer Temple, A'dam. Pours a hazy straw yellow colour and a snow white head with good lacing. Aroma's of lemon, juicy. Retronasal it's resinous, juicy, lemon. Flavour it moderate bitter, light sour. Light medium bodied, Finish is a bit weird, moderate bitter.

Oct 11, 2019
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sjrider from California

3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can , hazy and murky yellow/gold honey color with fluffy head receding into scattered lacing. Nose is mild tropical fruit. Taste is really mild and tropical, a whole lotta not much going on. Finish is smooth and lite , almost dry. Not quite a disappointment . Would be a great hot weather quaffer.

Jul 26, 2019
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monkist from Hungary

4.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing smell and quite amazing taste! These are my first impressions, an unmistaken boom in my face. Tropical boom. Really, almost where tropical canned fruits are, sweet mango, pineapple, passion fruit, peach and grapefruits/oranges. Amazing! And what’s even more: the taste is almost the same, awesome! Really well done, makes me wonder how they managed to achieve such fruitiness without adding anything extra into the brew... When sipping it I realize: it’s not only due to the hops but the special (Belgian?) yeast as well that makes the whole thing sweet and extremely smooth, almost like a lactose IPA.
The more you drink it, the more fruity it gets. Although it’s labeled as a New England IPA, it’s not your typical NEIPA, although it resembles the features but regardless quite unique. Not your typical West Coast IPA either. Should I call it a Tropical IPA? A masterpiece from San Diego. Hats off, Green Flash, I think I might have liked it even better than the trademark West Coast.
THIS is the real Green Flash, when the green hops flash before your eyes, so lupuloid this beer is. I found it outstanding. Awesome!

Sep 06, 2019
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 29, 2020
Tropical DNA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 55 ratings