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Belgian Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Belgian Coast IPABelgian Coast IPA

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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: b2611 on 10-04-2013)
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 11.2 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Produced on 15/07/2013.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy copper golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Huge four finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves some decent lacing clinging to the glass.

Smell: A yeasty, juicy, and fairly earthy aroma with good hints of citrus and Belgian yeast. Belgian yeast with some upfront hints of funk, clove, and white pepper. Earthy hop presence with some hints of grass and pine. Citrus hops with hints of orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and lemon. Also some fruit hints of green apple, pear, grape, and banana. Hints of bubblegum and some candied sugar. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints, a juicy, yeasty, and earthy Belgian style taste with big notes of fruit and yeast. Upfront Belgian yeast with a taste of clove, funk, and white pepper. Mix of hops with earthy notes of grass and pine. Citrus hops with some juicy notes of orange, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, and lemon zest. Juicy taste of green apples, banana, pear, and white grape. Also some notes of candied sugar and bubblegum. A very nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Juicy, spicy, and somewhat oily. Finishes very dry.

Overall: A very good take on a Belgian IPA. Good balance of Belgian yeast notes and West Coast IPA notes.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 08:07:50 | More by MattyG85
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BcOneSeven

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.1%

08-02-2014 00:26:16 | More by BcOneSeven
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Andy_Luft

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +28%

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Roberto11232

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-20-2014 01:42:44 | More by Roberto11232
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California

3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at a local gastropub that has this summer seasonal regularly.

Appearance is of a golden yellow-orange with some copper hues. Thick head with good retention and lacing. Color on the head was off-white. Fruity aroma with spices and yeast. Carbonation on this was good, not too much and not too little. Mouthfeel was a soft medium, but the carbonation gave it its fullness. Nice collaboration overall. Like the spices in the beginning and hoppy finish with some floral notes, finished dry. Easy to continuously sip. Not a huge fan of overwhelming hops, but this one fits my palette perfectly.

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2014 05:51:02 | More by fannypakit
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very large head of at least four fingers. It recedes slowly and in a rocky fashion. Leaves only a few spots of lace on the glass. The liquid is orange amber and cloudy.

Pale malt with a touch of orange sourness to the nose. Light floral hop behind this. Even lighter Belgian yeast aroma.

Mild lightly toasted malt up front. The swallow becomes harsher with biting pine-like hop and the yeast notes. The long-lasting aftertaste is stronger still with plenty of black pepper and lingering raw hop on the roof of my mouth. The body is appropriate but the carbonation is quite high.

Serving type: bottle

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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seedyone

New York

2.65/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

12/31/13 From bottle. I mentioned to the merchant that I had just discovered St. Feuillien's triple and was shown this Belgian Coast collaboration that was the from the Green Flash crew expedition to Belgium to create this brew.

I'm big on Belgians but have a low tolerance for the usual overly hopped Green Flash output. This substantiated my view.

I look at hops the same way I look at chilies in food. I consider timidity and brashness equally off-putting and this is over the line. Barely. To that 'one is plenty' spot. Nice body & perhaps a bit more sweet would have let the Belgian yeast sing through, but it tasted like an experiment, not an experience.

Serving type: bottle

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California

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Connecticut

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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SavvyStudent

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This was quite a pricey brew.

A thick Belgian IPA. Nice spiced hop tones combining with thick yeasty flavors. Could probably deal with less of the latter and more of the former. But it's still nice. Consistent too. One and done for me though, because of the price.

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Belgian Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.