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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

5,940 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5,940
Reviews: 1,669
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 226
Gots: 561 | 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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popery

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A: Amber liquid with gold highlights. Big foamy head and pretty good lacing. A little mound of foam is refusing to go away despite my best efforts to drink it.

S: Grapefruit and pineapple with a sprig of mint. It's aggressively hoppy and definitely West Coast, as the label reads. These San Diego breweries definitely know how to craft a hop bill.

T: It's an excellent beer that would have a higher score if it wasn't being compared to style to some degree. The difference between a 4, a 4.5 and a 5 for an American IPA is a nebulous space of pure personal opinion. This beer is ever so slightly more bitter than I would like. I love hops and hop bitterness. This beer could just use a tiny bit more malt sweetness to express a pinch more flavor for my tastebuds. I respect Green Flash's choice in the recipe, but it's just ever a wee bit less enjoyable for me than other entries in the style. That said, it's a fantastic beer and I would definitely buy it again/recommend it without hesitation.

04-17-2009 06:29:41 | More by popery
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,940 ratings.