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Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash West Coast IPA
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,114 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,114
Reviews: 1,688
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 240
Gots: 617 | 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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Photo of tkarsies
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served cool in a standard pint glass. Cool looking bottle. I had heard good things about this beer and was excited to see it in central Ohio.

Appearance is a hazy amber with some floating yeast. Might be a turn-off for some but I'm OK with this. Nice cream head after pouring that remains throughout.

Smell of piney and citrusy hops. Yum. Sign of things to come.

Taste is great. Exactly what I want from an IPA. Prominent hoppiness with more of the mix of citrus, floral, and pine. Balanced out with the malt just perfectly.

Mouthfeel is a little stick. Just about right. Nice carbonation.

Pretty drinkable. The ABV is noticed only at the end. Balance makes this much more drinkable than many other IPAs I have tried. Will definitely come back to this one.

tkarsies, Nov 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Paige, Aug 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Brinks, Mar 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

codynevels, Nov 16, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

druptight, Jan 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

frosted33, Aug 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Mack, Mar 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

kirbmeist, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of Bodart
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just finished a bottle of Green Flash West Coast IPA that I purchased earlier today from Total Wine and More in Richmond. Not much of an IPA selection here in Tappahannock Virginia so I have to make an occasional beer run into "civilization". I consider Bell's Two Hearted ale my favorite IPA, but...Green Flash is running a very close second. Bells better not stumble or Green Flash will take the lead. Upon smelling it the citrus grapefruiit aroma is excellent and the taste lives up to the smell. Very impressive IPA! Very pricey IPA too...but you get what you pay for. Won't let the cost keep me from picking up this excellent ale on my next trip.

Bodart, Feb 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

beergod1, Mar 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ej285701, Nov 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Joshuacmagee, Sep 21, 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

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass thanks mike at brawley

appearance: medium amber with some rustyn orange. thin head that is very foamy and white with lots of bubbles

aroma: juicyfruit, pine and just sweet delicious hops, im getting centennial big time

taste: this beer hits your palate strongly and stings the whole tounge. rampant bitterness, however controlled with a flavorful malt that exhibits some characteristics of apricot and citrus. the hops clearly, clearly dominate finishing bitter, but hoppy pleasurable bitter and makes you want that next sip.

overall: awesome IPA, one of my favorites and ive had as many as I have been able to get my hands on. If it wasnt for the abv id say its an awesome session beer since its so tasty and pleasurable to drink. If you like IPA's, this one is an absoulte must try.

YankChef, Jul 29, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,114 ratings.