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Green Flash West Coast I.P.A. - Green Flash Brewing Co.

Green Flash West Coast I.P.A.Green Flash West Coast I.P.A.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,147 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5147
Reviews: 1629
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%


Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 03-26-2005)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Nugganooch:
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Nugganooch

California

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

Sampled at my bro's house who has WC frequently on tap in his kegerator...and for good reason.

A: Pours a darker pale color. A burnt caramel color if you will. Almost orange-ish even. Very clear, bubbling away. Mine had little to almost no head - just some choppy bubbles. Go figure. Lingering lace.

S: Intense lemon zest and citrus aromas all the way. Like Spring time in the orchards. Faint hints of caramel malt once the brew settles out a bit.

T: Sweet candied citrus fruits, sticky greens and pine resin. Outstanding hop zing on the palate that puckers out leaving you dry and thirsty for another sip. Slight caramel and malt components that hold the brew together. ABV is a creeper on this one.

M: I would say moderate overall. A good balance of creamy deliciousness that is slightly sticky on the tongue but finishes dry and crisp.

D: So good. Big hop profile but well balanced As I mentioned before the ABV is a creeper here. I probably should try to practice better restraint when at my brothers house.

I must say some super fresh West Coast is pretty unparralleled. A quintessential hop forward West Coast style IPA. Pretty much put GreenFlash on the map. One of my top 5 IPA's for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2011 20:56:03 | More by Nugganooch
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mvanwoerm

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

04-17-2014 03:38:23 | More by mvanwoerm
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WyethBednar

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was one of the Best IPAs I've ever had. Really great, citrusy hop profile, a great example of the West Coast IPA.

Appearance: Somewhat dark for an IPA, sort of an burnt orange color. Not a lot of head and pretty much no lacing.

Smell: Great. You get the hops and the citrus right off the bat, but it's clear that there's enough malt here to balance.

Taste: As the label of the beer says, this beer is "Extravagantly Hopped." The citrus is enough to balance the bitterness, but if you shy away from more dry beers this wouldn't be for you.

Mouthfeel: Really nice, pretty thick mouthfeel. Decent carbonation. Not the smoothest beer ever, but at 7.3% ABV this isn't meant to be a smooth session beer anyways.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 19:50:40 | More by WyethBednar
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Florida

3/5  rDev -28.9%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-16-2014 00:12:34 | More by BigGingDrinker
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millertime5125

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brilliant IPA with a very bitter taste pairs great with spicy Tex-Mex food. A deep appearance with a reddish tint. Smooth drinking however has a very bitter taste. Recommended for drinkers who like a strong, flavorful IPA. Drank with burritos and salsa and paired very nicely

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2014 04:12:51 | More by millertime5125
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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-15-2014 01:25:51 | More by Beervana
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-14-2014 22:10:14 | More by jgarvis
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zero_signal

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

04-14-2014 10:48:44 | More by zero_signal
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Noelito76

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-13-2014 12:08:55 | More by Noelito76
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HopintheSouth

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a Pint glass.
A- rich copper and a light hazy amber on the top and bottom. A rich, frothy head that stays about a quarter inch thick and leaves great lacing.
S- Big aroma, grapefruit, orange, tangerine and earthy pine on the back.
T-Sweet malt with a good hop bite. Like a good west coast IPA, very sweet and pleasant bitterness throughout the glass. At 7.2% this beer is surprisingly drinkable.
M-Again, goes down easy, dry finish and a caramel like malt that allows all the hops present to come alive.

Great beer, I really enjoy this one. I think the 'classic' C' Hop west coast IPA. It's not my favorite but Green Flash always nails it on this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 01:04:16 | More by HopintheSouth
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Westmi

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-13-2014 00:58:00 | More by Westmi
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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New Hampshire

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

Got back to a local tavern for a second (and third) pint of this classic West Coast IPA. Big pine and fruit hops and a great bitter finish. Crisp and refreshing, a very drinkable beer. They go down quick and leave you wanting another. A great example of the West Coast style that I will have again whenever I get the chance.

Serving type: on-tap

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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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TomMcNichols

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3/5  rDev -28.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

04-09-2014 05:40:58 | More by jsanmarco
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greyghost86

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-08-2014 21:05:04 | More by greyghost86
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Green Flash West Coast I.P.A. from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,147 ratings.