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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

5,686 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,686
Reviews: 1,655
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 211
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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kencarman

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4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent quaff. I have read reviews that claim this is not quite a "west coast ipa," but I feel they may have become too blinded by over hopped versions of that style which border on Imperial. This does not. The multi-hop mix polished the tongue and sides of the mouth on the way down with both bitter and grapefruit sense. The nose is pure hop, except a hint of caramel malt in the back ground which is delivered in the taste... could be just a tad more complex. The taste is all the hop necessary for the style, but a medium body w/caramel malt sense that SEEMS heavier due to probably a caramel 60 or more sense. It lingers. It seduces. Delightful.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 01:26:59 | More by kencarman
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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,686 ratings.