Linchpin White IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

Linchpin White IPALinchpin White IPA
BA SCORE
69.6%
Liked This Beer
3.83 w/ 289 Ratings
Linchpin White IPALinchpin White IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
greenflashbrew.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Collaboration with Founders.

Added by notchucknorris on 05-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
289
Liked:
201
Avg:
3.83/5
pDev:
11.75%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 289 |  Reviews: 93
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +11%

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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Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jlindros
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of oberon
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of mactrail
3.21/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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).

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy bright yellowish orange with a tremendous 3-finger white billowy head which leaves picture puzzle lace.

N: Citrus/lemon, bready yeast, floral notes, banana/wheat.

T: Yeasty bread up front with floral and citrus lemon/lime hops on the finish.

M: Medium body and lots of carbonation. Semi-bitter, dry hop finish.

O: A bit too much yeast and wheat for me, although it is refreshing. An interesting combination of styles that kinda works.

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Photo of billab914
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Mad Fox glass. It poured golden in color with a foamy, sticky white head to it. Great retention and lacing as I drank it.

The aroma mixes a citrusy, juicy, American hop profile with the earthy, Belgian yeast spice. I get some nice notes of orange zest, grapefruit and citrus rind to the hops. Pretty nice aroma to it overall.

The taste shows more of the bitter grapefruit and citrus rind flavors coming out of the hoppiness. The Belgian yeast spice seems to add an earthy, herbal bitterness of it's own as well as some coriander and orange peel flavors. It's a little juicier and peppery up front, but turns very dry and bitter in the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being a little higher than average. Overall, it was a pretty good beer with some nice flavors to it. It wasn't amazing for the style, but I'd drink it again.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of vfgccp
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Beautiful creamy white had with stelar lace and retention. Bright, crystal clear wheat gold body - almost pilsner like.

S - Nice bright nose. Fruity, orange marmalade, lemon, green hops, and just a touch of pine resin.

T - Quick bitter pith opening. Huge, sharp, acidic, woody pine flavor through the center. Light honey, net dry finish with a strong lingering bitterness.

M - Medium body with a nice smoothness.

O - One of the drier White IPAs I've had to date, and definitely one of the more bitter forward takes on the style.

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Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Zaphog
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of tdm168
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of malfunxion
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Linchpin White IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 69.6% out of 100 with 289 ratings
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