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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
94
outstanding

5,681 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,681
Reviews: 1,654
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 210
Gots: 441 | FT: 8
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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0110x011

California

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a hazy, copper/gold. Thick, chunky head fades fast, but leaves a thick collar and sheets of lacing. A bit more clarity would have been a perfect 5.

S - solid Cali hop profile, with huge citrus notes of grapefruit and lemon rind. Slight pine in there too. Some tropical fruit and breast aromas round things out, but the aroma is hops, hops, and more hops.

T - the palate follows the nose very closely. The hops are the main, overwhelming presence. The pine comes out a bit more on the palate, along with the citrus. Also, as in the nose, the fruitiness and bread struggle to come through, providing little balance.

M - Medium body. Medium-fine carbonation keeps it creamy. Long, dry finish.

D - As a hophead, I could finish a sixer of these without hesitation. Non-hopheads may have some difficulty.

More proof that some of the best IPAs in the world come from San Diego. If you're looking for balance, I'd look elsewhere, but if it's a phatty hop sandwich you're after, this is a damn fine choice.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2009 23:25:57 | More by 0110x011
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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,681 ratings.