Green Flash West Coast IPA

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A pretty solid yet typical IPA that carries a strong grapefruit bitterness in the finish. This beer is using Simcoe, Cascade, Centennial and Columbus hops. I suspect the bitter finish is from the Simcoe and maybe the Centennial while the nose lends itself more to the Cascade. This coppery dark amber beer is only slightly sweet, about 7% ABV and has a lot going on in the hops department. A good drinker on a hot summer’s day, but expect it to wreck your palate. You will want to pair your food accordingly. Served with Gran Marnier Pâté and a jalapeño cheese, I found it to overwhelm the subtle citrus notes of the pâté but accent the spicy cheese nicely.

3 thoughts on “Green Flash West Coast IPA

  1. You’ve got a much better selection going than I do tonight. I’ll probably put another hour into this project then see what this Oarsman sour is all about.

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