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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

5,752 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,752
Reviews: 1,659
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 215
Gots: 470 | 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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kflorence

California

3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep, amber in color with very little head even when poured aggressively. The head that is there, though, sticks around for awhile and leaves plenty of lacing along the edges of the glass. Some particulates can be found floating around. Carbonation levels seem a bit low, but ample. The hue is nice, but the head is a bit weak.

S: Smells heavily of citrus hops, pine resin and a bit of roasted malt in the background. There is also an earthy, grass note in the aroma. Seems quite hopped, though I wouldn't call the aroma "inviting." The malt aromas seem to become more prominent as the beer warms.

T: Taste follows the aroma well. Lots of hops up front with a great amount of grapefruit citrus. Some pine resin comes through as well. There is a subtle bready malt presence in the background, but it never really gains prominence. Finishes with a lingering tart, grapefruit flavor on the tongue. Manages to pack a lot of citrus and hops without being overly bitter.

M: A solid, medium bodied brew with lower than average carbonation and a good amount of chewiness. Very smooth.

O: I found this quite enjoyable, overall, and it is sure to please those seeking the classic West coast IPA flavor. I found this one to be slightly one-dimensional, but it is definitely a quality craft brew. Pretty drinkable for the style, especially considering the strong hop presence and higher ABV. I probably wouldn't seek this one out again myself, but I wouldn't turn one down if offered. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 00:00:39 | More by kflorence
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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,752 ratings.