Green Flash Brewing Company was founded by Mike and Lisa Hinkley in 2002. Located in San Diego, CA they specialize in brewing assertive and distinctive beers. Between their year round, seasonal, collaborative and barrel-aged beers there is something in their portfolio for just about everyone. One of their newest additions is a West Coast IPA brewed with tangerine zest named Tangerine Soul Style IPA.
The beer pours an extremely hazy golden orange color. The two finger soapy off-white head recedes slowly. Once the head completely dissipates a nice lacing remains a top the beer.
The bouquet is full of sweet tangerine and orange aromas. Other citrus notes like grapefruit and bright lemon are also detectable. Earthy and grassy hop notes mingle with floral hop notes. Tangerine is definitely the star of the show here!
The palate mimics the bouquet and is dominated by sweet tangerine and orange notes. The same citrus notes of grapefruit and lemon can also be found and help to balance the sweeter citrus fruits. Grassy, earthy and floral hop notes add complexity and a dough malt backbone provides additional balance. While the hop and malt notes are discernible, once again the sweet tangerine notes are front and center.
The Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 3.0 Pints out of 5