Beer Review: GREEN FLASH / FOUNDERS LINCHPIN WHITE IPA

Beer Review: GREEN FLASH / FOUNDERS LINCHPIN WHITE IPA

The collaboration between Green Flash Brewing and Founders Brewing brings forth the Green Flash / Founders Linchpin White IPA, a beer that boasts a complex interplay of flavors anchored by a skillful partnership. Released during the May 2012 Craft Brewers Conference in San Diego, this hop-forward brew is made available in limited supply, with bottle-conditioned 22oz bottles and keg options for special release events nationally in May and June 2012.

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DAN Beer ReviewsGreen Flash Brewing, IPA0

Tasting Experience

Appearance

Pouring into a goblet, the Linchpin White IPA presents itself with a cloudy amber tinted yellow gold hue, crowned by a soapy white head.

Aroma

The beer’s aromatic profile unfolds with prominent grassy and citrus hops, accompanied by subtle notes of bread dough and soft spices.

Taste

On the palate, the Green Flash signature hops take center stage, delivering a bitter experience complemented by citrus rind and witbier spice undertones.

Mouthfeel

With a full-bodied and creamy texture, the Linchpin White IPA offers a tactile experience that enhances its overall appeal.

Critical Assessment

Having first sampled this creation when it was fresh on cask at Hamiltons, the reviewer notes a commendable initial impression. However, upon revisiting the beer in bottled form in July, a somewhat muted flavor profile was observed. Despite reservations about the White IPA concept, the reviewer acknowledges the beer’s drinkability and refrains from categorizing it as a lackluster IPA, instead praising it as an impressive Wheat Ale. While not an outright enthusiast of the experimental style, the reviewer finds merit in the unique qualities of the Green Flash / Founders collaboration.