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June 7, 2013 Beer Pick of the Week

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West Coast IPA Green Flash 2 Picmonkey

West Coast IPA


 Green Flash

 Location: San Diego

 Style: West Coast IPA

 Alcohol: 7.3%

 IBUs: 95

 Serving Style: 12 and 22-ounce bottles and on draft

 Available: Year-round in California and 40 other states


Appearance:  “Clear. It's an IPA, but it's not pale, which speaks to its malt characteristic.”

Aroma:  “Pronounced hoppiness.”

Taste:  “A lot of West Coasts IPAs are one side (just hoppy), but this has a significant malt profile. So it's balanced.

Food Affinity:  “Pork tenderloin, prepared with rosemary, garlic and mustard—my favorite dish.”

General Background:  The reviewed beer is West Coast IPA made by Green Flash Brewing Co. in San Diego. It has spawned a whole genre of beer known as “West Coast IPAs.” Other breweries use proprietary names for their products made in this style.

Jeff Smith mug shot Picmonkey


reviewed by Jeff Smith, a home brewer and long-time fan of West Coast IPA.


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