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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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6,508 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,508
Reviews: 1,717
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 257
Gots: 797 | FT: 8
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%

ramrod666, Apr 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Joshgonzales79, Feb 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

CA_Infidel2o9, Dec 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

PaulMc, Jun 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Qwest_35, Mar 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

LukeRfour, Apr 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

cjohns73, Dec 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Cmaster03, Dec 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Honus1, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ZRT, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of HopDiggityDawg
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smell - very piney, nice nose
taste - Piney, grapefruit, some grass
Mouth feel - dry hops tingle on your tongue and gums stays and stays buy does not wear out it's welcome
sessionable if spaced out.

To me there is a very small malt hint, this brew could stand a very small addition of malt to balance the super aggressive hops, or maybe this is the combo they were looking for with this offering. Regardless the insane hops are very much appreciated and well thought out. You can tell that this beer was engineered to appeal to real hop heads and was not just thrown together with random hops just to push IBU's.
Green Flash does not mess around.

HopDiggityDawg, Jan 02, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Lovely85, Oct 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

mrfreakybig, Feb 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

green_plastic, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of dqderrick
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy, orange/brown... looks good.

Amazing smell. Green Flash has figured out how to make a Pale smell good. I don't think anyone else can match their smell. The perfect hoppy-sweet mixture.

My only complaint... too much hops! I love it. Hop city. It is a great blend of hops and sweet malt... but almost too much hops. But the flavor profile is dead on what I'd expect from an IPA named "West Coast." Great job Green Flash.

It is quite rude to my mouth. Very bitter and a little acidic in mouth feel... but not bad. I'd love to side-by-side taste this against SN's Torpedo.

I used to really love the GF West Coast IPA. Actually, I still do on a one 12oz bottle matchup at a time... I can only drink one of these. I've even had a 5 gallon keg of this at my house and loved it at first but soon felt it was too hoppy. Now, give me a 5 gallon of Blind Pig or Pliny and I'd have a different story. Or, even Stone's IPA.

Green Flash's West Coast IPA is a great experience. I wouldn't buy it and drink it every week... but it is so much fun to share with friends and talk about how Green Flash makes great hoppy beers.

Cheers to Green Flash.

dqderrick, Jan 24, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

UltimateLivewire, Oct 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

WoodburyMN, Jul 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

jbarrett85, Nov 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

BrewBear, Sep 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

golf4collet, Nov 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

mungus, Apr 26, 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

Crystal clear amber color beer. Real amber.
A tall billowing head is produced with excellent retention and sticky lacing. Lightly carb,d
Aroma, you could smell this baby across the street. The hop bouquet is quite fragrant with cirus and pine and grapfruit.
Big hopped out beer here. Hops are big and bold as are the malts who finally showed up. Malts are super sweet and lip smacking good. Hops refreshing citrus and candied.
Although rather bitter still smooth and easy drinking. These guys can do IPA's
Musically I believe this beer would pair nicely with Miss Judy's Farm by the Small Faces. Ronny Wood like this beer is rather bold and brash.

micromaniac129, Aug 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

MattPS, Oct 05, 2012
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DrGonzoDDS, Aug 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

schimschim, Feb 10, 2014
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,508 ratings.