Thursday Tasting: Green Flash Brewing Co.

Posted May 22, 2008 in Beer, Beer Awards, Beer Pairings, Breweries, Events

This tasting if for you, hopheads! Mike Kolker of Freedom Beverage joins us for a four-beer flight from Green Flash Brewing Co.

Hop Head Red
This brew just took the Gold at the World Beer Cup in the American-Style Amber/Red Ale. With a nice mixture of piney and citrusy hops, this is a customer favorite. [American Amber / 6.0% abv]

West Coast IPA
“This West Coast-Style India Pale Ale is extravagantly hopped, full flavored, medium bodied and copper colored. 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.” [American IPA / 7.0% abv]

Double Stout
This beer is your palette cleanser. This stout smacks of coffee grinds and baker’s chocolate. Sweet with loads of roasty character and just enough hop-smack on the finish. [American Imperial Stout / 8.8% abv]

Imperial IPA
The granddaddy of Green Flash hop bombs, the Imperial IPA is considered a “San Diego-style IPA.” Described as “super-hoppy, high-gravity, yet highly quaffable ale.” Made with a large dosage of Summit and Nugget hops. [American Imperial IPA / 9.0% abv]

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