I’ve heard great things about Green Flash and their Imperial IPA (reviewed here) was an excellent double IPA so when they started to distribute to Maine I was excited to try more. I purchased a few different varieties from Bier Cellar last week and the other night decided to try the West Coast IPA.
Color is great with a thick white head. Really nice looking IPA. Smell is also very good with lots of different hops; floral, pine and citrus are all there. Taste starts, continues and finishes with hops. This is not a bad thing as I do enjoy hops but overall I think this beer would be better if it was a bit more balanced.
Looking forward to Rayon Vert, Hop Head Red and whatever else I come across from Green Flash.
Pros: Tons of hops
Cons: Not very well balanced
Alcohol Content: 7.3% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 95
Brewers Website: Green Flash Brewing
Brewers Description: 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.