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Thursday, August 2, 2012
Green Flash Brewing Company West Coast IPA
Hello beer lovers, Happy IPA Day and welcome to tonight’s
last edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s final featured beer is Green Flash Brewing Company
West Coast IPA. After making a few trips
down to San Diego I decided it was time to visit the Green Flash Brewing
Company. I had been urged to check them
out by my friends at HopTech. For some reason I had not tried any of their
offerings. Perhaps it was the $9.99
price tag for a four pack. Perhaps it
was that there are SO many great IPAs out there. I’m not sure, but one night on the way back
to the resort I was staying at I had my wife pull into Green Flash Brewing
Company for a set of quick testers. This
led to my purchase of two four packs and a Green Flash Brewing Company work shirt
(yeah, some people think they’re lame, but I don’t care, I like ‘em). I’ll review other Green Flash Brewing Company
beers shortly as I’ve fallen for their beers big time.
From the Green Flash Brewing Company website:” A menagerie of
hops is layered throughout the brewing process: Simcoe for unique fruitiness
and grapefruit zest, Columbus for strong hop pungency, Centennial for pine and
citrus notes and Cascade for floral aroma. A multi-dimensional hop experience.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a deep dark orange with a huge white head
and sticky lacing.
Aroma: Big hop aroma – floral, pine and tropical fruits with
a slight malt scent in the background.
Taste: Wow…tastes like the aroma – grapefruit, pine and floral
hops dance around on my taste buds. As I
drink this I can’t believe this is my first time tasting it. Incredible!
Overall: Well, thanks to HopTech and my visit to San Diego I
have another favorite IPA. Weighing in
at 7.3% ABV Green Flash Brewing Company West Coast IPA is tremendously drinkable,
balanced and hoppy and everything a top notch IPA should be. Believe the hype and pick some up. You’ll be
glad you did.