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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

5,708 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,708
Reviews: 1,658
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 215
Gots: 450 | 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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jakester

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this as a single at Union Jack's on the Manatawny. I drank it in a goblet. No date on the bottle.

Pours a hazy amber/orange with a nice fluffy head of off-white foam. The head falls to a good coating and a ring, with very good lacing. Carbonation appears medium.

Aroma is fresh grapefruit, but not overwhelming, maybe some pine, nice bready pale malt, and fruity, with notes of pears and golden raisins. Smells great.

Flavor is pink grapefruit, for real, pine needles, and big bready pale malt. Hop bittering level is pretty damn high, as well as fruity pears and golden raisins. This is a yummy beer. Aftertaste is sweet grapefruit and bitter.

Mouthfeel is smooth with a fairly stiff level of carbonation, which adds to the feel of this beer. Residual sweetness is medium, but deceiving. Alcohol warmth is well hidden. Finish is fairly sweet and bitter at the same time. Awesome!

This is a very good IPA. Obviously Amarillo hops, but not overdone, which some beers with Amarillo hops have. There is a nice malt base, and hop bitterness is there, but not in your face. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2006 02:15:28 | More by jakester
More User Reviews:
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ksimons

New York

3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-a clear amber with visible carbonation and three fingers worth of egg shell head

S-pine and citrus hops, light fruitiness, bready malt

T-very hop forward with pine and citrus bitterness front and center with caramel malt very much in the background. Some light fruits in the middle but most of the taste is full on bitterness.

M-medium body, light carbonation which feels almost flat?( best by date is either 2/2014 or 12/2014), bitter finish

Overall maybe it's just an old bottle but it could do with a bit more carbonation, that said this has huge in your face bitterness, everything else is in the background

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 21:54:20 | More by ksimons
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Chilly_E

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-25-2014 19:08:51 | More by GeoChase90
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California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-25-2014 16:36:42 | More by rudedude985
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Tyecko

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-25-2014 16:29:47 | More by Tyecko
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-25-2014 16:10:09 | More by jdaddy
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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.5%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-25-2014 14:39:27 | More by warmbier804
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Idrankitall

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-25-2014 06:32:00 | More by Idrankitall
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AmeriCanadian

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-25-2014 06:22:23 | More by AmeriCanadian
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malfunxion

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Porter

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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AleHunter805

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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MACO

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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MagooBrew

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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thufflife

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Eman17

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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GinjaSlice

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: darker amber slightly cloudy, nice white head with some thickness too it and really nice lacing
S: The beers strong point. A great very balanced smell. You get the citrus and the piney hop smell along with a nice malty/caramel backing. Really good.
T: Taste is the unfortunate downside of the beer. Follows the smell well with some citrus mostly grapefruit combined with some very strong hops. You can taste the malt in the mid but the finish of this beer is very bitter and leaves a strong not so great after taste on the tongue.
M: Not too great. Carbonation is good but has a sticky kind of thick feeling to it.

O: My first green flash beer and while pretty good, i wanted better.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 04:36:27 | More by GinjaSlice
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WillYellott

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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MykeJ

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Gdirt

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-23-2014 23:15:14 | More by Gdirt
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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,708 ratings.