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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

5,738 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,738
Reviews: 1,659
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 217
Gots: 463 | 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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trbergman

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance - An aggressive pour yields two fingers of tannish off-white head, which crowns a cloudy copper hued beer. There's some really nice lacing down the glass as I drink.

Smell - Plenty of American hops in the nose, with grapefruit up front and pine and pineapple following closely behind. Caramel maltiness lurks in the background.

Taste - Bitter at first, with citrus and piney flavors. Some malt steps forward in the middle, with hints of pineapple and peach, but is quickly overpowered by the hops. The finish is long and bitter. Definitely lives up to its name.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and coarse.

Drinkability - This is a really tasty beer. I could probably drink several of these, but I don't think I'd really enjoy more than two or three.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2008 02:03:53 | More by trbergman
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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,738 ratings.