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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

5,605 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,605
Reviews: 1,652
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 204
Gots: 412 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The West Coast IPA pours a dark golden honey color, with a decent head that hangs around a while. The beer smells absolutely delicious, with very fragrant citrusy hops. One of the things I love about IPAs is the bitterness that comes from all of the hops, which is very prevenlent in this beer. The sourness and hop flavor is very smooth, but blended expertly so that you can detect the various components in the beer. No aftertaste though, which surprised me. The tangy bitter flavor had a great mouth feel and heavier than I would have thought. I've had the Double/Imperial IPA that Green Flash offers and I actually preferred the standard IPA over the Imperial. Definitely would keep this one as a regular in the Beer Fridge, unfortunately can't get it in Albuquerque. Guess I'll just have to stock up in Phoenix!

Appearance - 3.5/5.0 - Dark golden, honey color - translucent with a decent head
Smell - 4.5/5.0 - Very fragrant, citrus, hops - delicious
Taste - 4.5/5.0 -Bitterness from the get go, sour malt and hop flavor is smooth but noticable; no aftertaste really; good balance of flavors
Feel - 4.0/5.0 - Smooth, tangy and bitter
Drinkability - 5.0/5.0 - If I could get this beer in ABQ regularly, I think it would be a regular in the fridge.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2009 00:34:40 | More by taxguyjase
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an imperial pint glass. One finger head that faded quickly but left very nice strong lacing. Almost a slight green tint to the head -- bit of hop resin. Color was a pale, pale orange/amber. Impressively crystal clear.

The aroma is like sticking your nose right into the hop bag. Bright floral, citrus, pine -- as potentially aromatic as any beer I've had. The scent rolls up even when the beer was poured at near waist height. Just amazing.

Flavor is also very good, though not quite as intense as the aroma. Tons of finishing hops here, bitterness is good but not quite so extreme as the flavor & aroma hops. There's a nice malt, biscuit character to the beer that balances out some of the hop character. Very pleasant beer with a bit more balance than I thought I'd get.

Excellent beer, nice mouthfeel & easy to drink. I really enjoyed this beer.

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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,605 ratings.