What better brewery partner for our first collaboration than Green Flash Brewing, the pioneer of the “West Coast IPA?” Michael Peticolas and Green Flash’s Chuck Silva selected just two malts and two hop varieties to brew this IPA. Both malts are premium English malts and each hop is an experimental varietal grown in the Yakima Valley. If these hops prove successful commercially, they will be assigned names. Until then, the hops are simply known as 07270 and 06277.
Operation Collaboration pours with a thick, dense, off-white head atop a golden orange colored beer. The head leaves a healthy lacing in the glass as it is enjoyed. The aroma is dank, but with subtle hints of citrus and juicy fruit. The moderate bitter character allows the hop flavors to shine though with an abundance of tropical orange, pineapple, grapefruit and tangerine-like flavors. The mouthfeel is creamy smooth and the finish exceptional – pleasant tropical flavors linger on the palette long after your last drink. The evolution of this IPA from aroma to finish is a tremendous ride; you’ll be surprised how quickly this beer disappears from your glass.