Green Flash Brewing Co. ‘Soul Style’ IPA


15871988_628251704025645_2938512010072216082_n“Our brewers rip—creating huge and complex double and triple IPAs at the pinnacle of craft beer enlightenment. Soul Style is their effortless and pure manifestation of the Single IPA. Citra, Simcoe, and Cascade hops are layered, allowing bright tropical waves of flavorful citrus and floral notes to break gently on the palate. Get stoked on a laid back single and ride a wave to soothe your soul.”

Served in an IPA glass. She pours an amber colour with magnificent clarity. It generates a modest two finger head that peels back to a fine overlay that dispenses a wavy lace pattern on the glass.
Very nicely balanced for a west coast IPA. Hallmark aromas of ruby grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit, lychee, Mandarin and melon blend with an interesting spice/almost menthol-esque herb – mint may be? Loving how it works in to the floral lavender notes too. Not a lot in the way of malt. Doughy and or bready if anything but it does give a round feel to the nose. Clean and well balanced. Lovely aroma.
The mouth feel is smooth and approachable with a very well contained bitterness (75 IBU). Co2 is slightly muted and the body hangs around that medium mark.
A very tempered and well measured entry. We get grapefruit, pineapple, mandarin, pine, light florals and citrus peel that have all been groomed nicely. A bit more malt sweetness coming through in flavour with the delayed hop bitterness rocking up late to wrap it all up. Good length, really drawing out that dryness on the rear.
Quite a subdued offering from Green Flash here! We’re used to the big, brash and abrasive IPA’s that have become synonymous with these guys. Not a bad thing though, if anything it shows that they’re capable of packing plenty of flavor and aroma in without the sometimes excessive hops and booze. A nice, pleasant drop. Geez, you won’t hear us saying that about Green Flash very often!