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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

5,699 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,699
Reviews: 1,656
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 215
Gots: 446 | 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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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.5%

01-31-2014 22:30:08 | More by TTripp725
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AndrewPugliese

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Upon taking my second sip all I could think was- This may be the best IPA I have ever had. Only to be second to Sierra Nevada Hoptimum (Drink it warm!!), but I guess that's technically an imperial IPA.

The smell of this beer is amazing, very floral, smells like medical bud.

The taste comes on very crisp, nicely carbonated for a fun bubbly time in your mouth. Very crisp, with the perfect amount of bitterness with some undertones of grapefruit. This beer is a must for any IPA fan.

At first I could only find this beer on tap, but I have been buying it ALOT in 4 packs!

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2013 00:38:39 | More by AndrewPugliese
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Snikwad1020

Maryland

5/5  rDev +18.5%

03-08-2013 00:05:04 | More by Snikwad1020
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lancherider

Colorado

5/5  rDev +18.5%

06-29-2014 22:21:38 | More by lancherider
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Eriogonum

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.5%

12-15-2011 19:01:36 | More by Eriogonum
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RyanPS

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-17-2011 00:06:28 | More by RyanPS
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andr27

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this my "executioner" beer, if I only had one beer to choose I would choose this one! It is a nice hoppy beer and is just strong enough for my taste. Where I live it comes in four packs.
I would highly recommend this beer and I must say that it has become, along with a few from Stone, my favorite beverage!

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 20:42:42 | More by andr27
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niz

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is the best IPA on the planet, hands down, the look, the smell, the colour, the taste... mmm.... droool...
i live in canada and there are only a few places that you can get this. and at 18 bucks a six pack i buy most of the stock as it is received.
there is so much hops and oils and deliciousness in this beer it gives me a boner.
its like biting into a fresh grapefruit and flavour exploding all over your tongue.
and one gives me that nice hazy buzz, have one of these and smoke a fatty and you will feel just as nice as i do.
BEST BEER ON THE PLANET (FOR HOP HEADS)

LOVE IT FOREVER!!!

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2009 00:52:55 | More by niz
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inanity

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.5%

05-15-2013 23:46:04 | More by inanity
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eggfu

Florida

5/5  rDev +18.5%

07-26-2013 00:25:34 | More by eggfu
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richkrull

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-17-2011 04:59:09 | More by richkrull
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ChadHanley

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +18.5%

12-04-2011 01:46:43 | More by ChadHanley
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Stokes_

Virginia

5/5  rDev +18.5%

09-03-2013 23:49:03 | More by Stokes_
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bigsquirrel

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +18.5%

02-11-2013 20:03:29 | More by bigsquirrel
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brhicks

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +18.5%

12-10-2011 03:35:18 | More by brhicks
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Pumpknrdge

Florida

5/5  rDev +18.5%

02-10-2013 01:16:19 | More by Pumpknrdge
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mhenson42

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.5%

12-22-2011 05:28:14 | More by mhenson42
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.5%

03-21-2013 01:34:58 | More by troegaarden
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kkrez

Colorado

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-15-2011 18:08:03 | More by kkrez
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.5%

09-16-2013 23:14:31 | More by Larrydoherty
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BeerDanM

Maryland

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-30-2011 21:20:24 | More by BeerDanM
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Brewsephus

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-01-2012 01:49:35 | More by Brewsephus
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MiScusi

California

5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

3/17/09
I've had a bunch of bottles of GFWCIPA but this bottle I just had right now was a revelation. I'm bumping my score up from 4.8 to a 5.0, because this beer is amazing. I'm getting a tropical fruit explosion like I've never seen in this beer. Wow. One of the best bottles of beer I've ever had.

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1/10/09
Had on tap at Hamilton's for the first time since having a bottle 2 1/2 years ago. This was as good of a beer as I remember, and it was even better than I thought. Bumping up the scores because this is a top notch IPA by far. The spiciness from the hops is crazy in this beer. A very peppery sharp character coming from the hops is a lot different than other IPA's in the area, yet it is in many ways similar to them as well.

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From a 12oz bottle, pours a very clear copper tinted with some redness, and an abundant off-white head that keeps a 3-4mm cap the entire drink. Lacing is also very good. Smell is strong with pine and citrus.

Taste is of lots of pine and citrus, with an aggressive bitterness that takes on a leafy hop taste. One of the more bitter IPA's I've come across, reminding me of Port's Wipeout IPA.

Mouthfeel is pretty slick, a full bodied IPA for sure. The alcohol being at 7% makes this a strong one. Drinkability is not too bad. I like hops, though I wouldn't say I'm a full on hophead, so a strong hop bitterness like this can wear me out after a bit.
5-4-4-4-4

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2007 20:27:17 | More by MiScusi
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despond

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-20-2011 03:37:09 | More by despond
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +18.5%

08-09-2013 20:46:37 | More by EBeckett3
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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,699 ratings.