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Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash West Coast IPAGreen Flash West Coast IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

6,318 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,318
Reviews: 1,697
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 247
Gots: 715 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
95 IBU

(Beer added by: xlperro on 03-26-2005)
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Photo of imperialstout27
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pub glass.

A: Pours a clear burnt copper color. Voluminous cream colored head. Well carbonated with a nice layer of foam persisting the whole time and good lacing.

S: Whoa hops!! Yes, big ass piney hops. Dank and cannabinoid. Great aromatics. This screams west coast IPA.

T: Hop flavors hit immediately with a full frontal attack. The profile is big pine resin on the palate with herbal and spicy notes. Citric flavors well up from underneath on the midpalate and culminate in an orange and grapefruit juice-like aftertaste. Great bitterness all the way across the palate, lingering with a slightly astringent tingle throughout the long finish. Good malt backbone on this one, with a nice underlying sweetness buried under big ass hops.

M: Nice medium-bodied brew with good carbonation. Decent slickness.

D: Very good. This is a great IPA and easy to drink more than one.

Overall, a superb effort by Green Flash. Quintessential west coast IPA - very appropriately named. Everything clicks with this brew. Very impressed.

imperialstout27, Apr 23, 2010
Photo of RoyalT
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This poured a big and thick orange in color with a beautiful orangish-white head that came up just right, showed great retention, and left some awesome lacing on the inside of my pint glass. This was the kind of beer that makes you want to fetch your camera.

Smell – The West Coast hops and sweetish malts are balanced just right at the nose. The sharp tangerine rind smell and the lightly-toasted malts work well together. You can just tell that this is going to taste great.

Taste – The flavors work together just as well as the smells did. There's a big rush of pine that I failed to pick up at the nose. The malts have a lot of caramel sweetness to them. This is a sharp, powerful ale.

Mouthfeel – This is a big big IPA. It's shy of full-bodied but bigger than medium. It's not overly dry but has enough dryness to shock the average drinker.

Drinkability – I wasn't expecting this from a sub-$2 beer but this heavy hitter is incredibly well done.

RoyalT, Jul 06, 2007
Photo of fipoceilz7
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The aroma is smoothly fragrant, flowery, fruity, and sweet with lime, grapefruit, and pine as well as a tropical aroma. It has a slightly hazy, orange-ish, deep amber body with a cream-colored frothy, bubbly head. The flavor is bitter and resiny but not too sharp, with considerable softening maltiness. The hops also contribute a flavorful and complex fruitiness—orange, peach, and apricot come to mind. As the bitterness wears off after each swallow, the maltiness lingers. The mouthfeel is slightly dry but smooth. The carbonation is delicate—soft and frothy but not excessive, with just a little carbonic bite and then hop acidity on the way down.

What impresses me about this IPA is that it manages to be bold and yet delicate and well balanced. A variety of flavors shine through despite the usual intense resiny flavor and bitterness. The mouthfeel is also nicely put together, as it provides a good counterbalance to the intense flavors.

fipoceilz7, Oct 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Guzzle_McBrew, Today at 03:26 PM
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

knicks19947, Today at 02:50 PM
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

mjfabian, Today at 11:45 AM
Photo of demon
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Enjoyed at the Green Flash Brewery in San Diego on 10/25/14.

This beer has a lot of really interesting characteristics to it. Depending on what you are looking for, you can pick out many profound enjoyable notes.

demon, Yesterday at 10:59 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

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1/5  rDev -76.3%

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4.32/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

abrodsky, Tuesday at 10:05 PM
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4.16/5  rDev -1.4%

Khaack, Tuesday at 01:48 AM
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Great taste

Mrmexicanshoes, Monday at 10:42 PM
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4.16/5  rDev -1.4%

Nbyham80, Monday at 05:19 PM
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.88/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 6,318 ratings.