Style: American Imperial IPA
ABV: 8.1 IBU: 95
Green Flash Brewing Company West Coast IPA
What the brewers say
“We ventured into the unknown and struck gold, discovering a tantalizing menagerie of hops. Simcoe for tropical and grapefruit zest, Columbus for hops pungency, Centennial for pine notes, Citra for citrus zest, and Cascade for floral aroma are layered throughout the brewing process.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Rich, well-rounded nose with a ton of citrus character (blood orange, grapefruit pith, tangerine) and a malt sweetness to support. Very slight pine aroma as it warms.”
Flavor: “Complex citrus hops character (blood orange, grapefruit pith) with a little nice pineapple, and substantial bitterness, but enough bright malt character that provides a good balance to the hops with some sweetness and residual sugars. Mouthfeel is great with a dry finish. Hops bitterness lingers but is not unpleasant and to be expected from this style.”
Overall: “Pretty classic classy IIPA with lots of fun hops, balanced bitterness, and plenty boozy for the name. One could enjoy too much of this!”
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