Green Flash West Coast IPA (355ml Bottle)
This West Coast-Style India Pale Ale is extravagantly hopped, full flavoured, medium bodied and copper coloured. A menagerie of hops is combined throughout the brewing process to impart specific characteristics. Hops used include Simcoe for a unique fruitiness and grapefruit zest, Columbus for strong hop pungency, Centennial for pine and citrus notes, and Cascade for floral aroma.
Poured a golden/amber with a foamy, off white head and draping lacing that coated the glass. The aroma was a bright, expressive layering of floral, pine, and citrus as grapefruit, hop notes, with the edge smoothed some by malt. In the flavor, the hops took center stage again, adding an assertive bitterness blended with a little sweetness and malt. A hop carpet for the tongue, with the bitterness lasting past the finish.
India Pale Ale & IPA
India Pale Ale gets its name and unique style from British brewers who were making beer for export to India. This style has an intense hop flavor which was used to preserve the beer for the long voyage. India Pale Ale has a golden to copper color with a medium maltiness and body. The aroma is moderate to very strong. IPAs work especially well at cutting the heat of chili, vindaloo or Sichuan cuisine.