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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

6,292 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,292
Reviews: 1,695
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 248
Gots: 707 | FT: 7
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

swetsastonic, Aug 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Gadun76, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

jan_acker, May 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

TheDixieFlatline, Aug 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Beer4Baltimore, Apr 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

nyyfanatic213, Mar 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

jkane101, May 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

jculler82, Jun 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Plain honey orange body with a huge buoyant beige head that delivers rich lacing and wide bubbles.

The bouquet is rich and floral. Piquant hop flavor wallop of pine, grapefruit, and fresh cute grass. Spicy hop notes erupt and blend with a big backing balance of caramel malts. Hints of nuts and raisin add some extra quality to the background.

The taste is a fruit filled citrus explosion with a well balanced finish of chewy caramel malts and bright sticky, resinous bittering hops.

The mouthfeel is chewy and juicy with a quick delivery and a balance of sweetness and medium bitterness in the finish.

The drinkability is great. The recipe is nice and balanced. It isn't anything new in terms of flavor but everything hits the right note. A great example of the style.

BerkeleyBeerMan, Oct 02, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Turney, Jun 19, 2013
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HurricaneCamille, Apr 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

chriooos, Jun 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

abcramer, Feb 24, 2012
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avaldivia, Nov 15, 2011
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Boston71, Oct 19, 2014
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IPAddict88, Aug 07, 2014
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coachob3, Feb 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

pjeezus, Mar 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

northbayrugger, Oct 03, 2013
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sclitch, Oct 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Nice golden brown color, good white head, leaves great lacing

Smell: Full of pine, resin, citrus, and floral hops

Taste: Pine and resin hops are up front and in your face. They make no apologies. But, if you can make it through that, you'll notice some more delicate hop tones in there as well, next you get to citrus. Then, floral hops come through. There is a nice malt backbone in there to stand up to the massive hops

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation

Overall: This brew is excellent. A top rated beer for sure. Gladly will pick up again as long as it is on the fresh side. This has a best by date of 7/30/14, so I'm assuming that means this is 2 months old.

MadCat, Mar 31, 2014
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,292 ratings.