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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

5,742 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,742
Reviews: 1,659
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 217
Gots: 466 | FT: 9
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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Dope

Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No date that I can see. Uh oh.

A: Pours a clear medium red. Very tall and frothy tan head. Head doesn't go anywhere for a long time, great head retention. Substantial lacing everywhere too.

S: Pungent grapefruit and lots of caramel sweetness.

T: I was thinking this was old due to the relatively mild smell. Taste is better with lots of pungent and bitter grapefruit. Some pine in there too. Some mild bread crusts for malt, but mostly demolished under the hops. Big wave of bitterness in the finish. BIG wave. Primarily resinous pine in the aftertaste finish and aftertaste I would say.

M: Medium bodied. Spicy and bitter.

O: Nice staple west coast style IPA (aptly named for sure). Lots of grapefruit, lots of resinous/spicy pine and just a little malt. Great brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 05:04:28 | More by Dope
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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,742 ratings.