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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

6,976 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,976
Reviews: 1,796
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 318
Gots: 1,135 | 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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Ratings: 6,976 | Reviews: 1,796
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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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Truth in advertising. Massively hoppy. Pine resin nose. Broad flavor profile but the bitter citrus sits on top of it all. Definitely a west coast IPA. Recommend for beer geeks but may put off the uninitiated. A great beer.

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

3-14-09 Was psyched to find this home town hero in my local grocery when I moved to NY! Updated 12-3-12.

A: 1-3 fingers of orange-cream foam with great retention. Lots of floaties - must be unfiltered, will pour with caution next time - and I did and it was only slightly hazy. Orange, with golden highlights. Almost perfect except for chunks.
S: Hops sweet and oily smelling - pine/west coast hop aroma. Bright citrus and tropical fruit. Smells like a DIPA. Tiny smell of alcohol, some sweet caramelly malt.
T: Very bitter right up front and intensely grapefruity throughout. Nice and hoppy with a faint malt whiff. Very intensely hoppy for an AIPA. Delicious. Pineapple, grapefruit and fir needle bitterness coming on strong at the end. Man Candy-esque. A tad vegetal = minus points.
M: Intensely puckering/grapefruit. Maybe even a little astringent. (negative) One of the most bitter beers I've had! Prickyl and bracing
O: Man candy all the way. Bring it on! Mmmm, good. Only bummer is that it is too strong for a session. This is what I wish more AIPAs would emulate. Maybe a tiny bit less bitterness would be more pleasant.

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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,976 ratings.