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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

Educational use only; do not reuse.

6,895 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,895
Reviews: 1,777
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 308
Gots: 1,072 | FT: 10
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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 03-26-2005

95 IBU

Prior to 2014 7.3% ABV
2014 and later 8.1% ABV
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into an unbranded cervoise glass

Pours a deep golden with abundant amber highlights and a bit of orangish hues. Huge, fluffy bright white head. Exceptional retention and a large amount of lacing. Fantastic nose, citrus blossoms, pineapple, light grapefruit rind accents, and just a touch of pine. Pineapple and mango, herbal notes, balanced perfectly by slightly sweet bready malt, and finishes with gentle and pleasant grapefruit rind bitterness. Heavy light bodied, to very light medium bodied, smooth and sliky and moderately carbonated. This brew is exceptionally balanced in almost every aspect. A nearly flawless west coast-style IPA.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a Portsmouth goblet. No indication of date, but everything is leading me to believe this is a really fresh bottle.

A - Poured a slightly hazy but bright orange with a dense, off white head that lingers for a couple of minutes. Eventually settles to a heavy ring around the edge of the glass with nice lacing. Beautiful looking IPA.

S - Overpowering (in the best way possible), fresh grapefruit aroma - sweet and citrusy...just awesome. Not much malt balance here in the aroma, but I'm not complaining.

T - Huge grapefruity goodness in this one. Sharply bitter. Flavor lingers well after the swallow, giving the impression of drinking fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. Getting a little bit of piney flavors as well. Great tasting beer. Really enjoying this one!

M - Solid carbonation, full mouthfeel. If anything, maybe a touch on the thin side. This beer coats the entire mouth and lingers long after the swallow.

D - For me, really drinkable IPA. Alcohol is 7%, but I don't really get any indication of this. Really bitter and citrusy, but very smooth at the same time.

This might be my current favorite IPA at the moment.

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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,895 ratings.