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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

6,015 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,015
Reviews: 1,677
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 230
Gots: 589 | 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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AMarkle6524

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-07-2014 12:00:05 | More by AMarkle6524
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aslamm75

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-20-2013 23:37:31 | More by aslamm75
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Redrover

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

Glad to finally try a beer from this brewery. I had this on at the Flying Saucer in Houston. The beer is bronze with an off-white head & decent lacing.

Just as expected, pinesap nose & lots of hops!

The taste is astringent and nicely bitter. Pine sap, grape fruit and some caramel malts. The malts actually do a good job of adding some balance and keep the hops from running way with the beer.

The mouth is oily and coating. I like this beer, but drinkabilty suffers a tiny bit from the lack of balance. Still, well worth seeking out and a nice example of a West Coast IPA.

01-16-2009 00:58:03 | More by Redrover
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Hopheadhiker

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-25-2013 19:51:53 | More by Hopheadhiker
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slay

Delaware

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-25-2013 00:31:48 | More by slay
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jakesingleton

Arizona

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-06-2012 13:35:05 | More by jakesingleton
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staudio

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-30-2012 03:15:33 | More by staudio
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fsck

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-18-2013 03:08:57 | More by fsck
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APB

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-19-2013 07:03:27 | More by APB
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windypete

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-06-2013 18:52:31 | More by windypete
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bbadger

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-16-2012 02:34:25 | More by bbadger
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Austin_Cohen

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-27-2014 22:44:38 | More by Austin_Cohen
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ArmedsouthernEr

Mississippi

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-05-2014 03:02:52 | More by ArmedsouthernEr
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oregone

Oregon

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-22-2013 16:24:47 | More by oregone
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TheConnMan

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-08-2014 22:35:57 | More by TheConnMan
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VALIS666

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-01-2013 04:33:51 | More by VALIS666
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Schulte30

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-22-2014 21:16:40 | More by Schulte30
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tyjaman

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-12-2012 05:15:34 | More by tyjaman
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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-17-2012 04:03:58 | More by Schmuckles
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FCRICH

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-05-2014 02:18:41 | More by FCRICH
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Terp96

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

I have been fasinated by the Imperial IPA from Green Flash but I guess I had to try its little brother as well. It is a much different beer.

This beer pours a much darker reddish-amber than the DIPA. The head on this beer is something to note. It is huge and never goes away. There were still chucks of it in my empty glass the next morning.

The smell is very nice. Hops all the way. Very piney, grassy but with some of the citrus notes the DIPA was missing.

The taste is good as well. Again, hops all the way but there is much more of a malt backbone here as well. There is a defined sweetness in the middle that leads to a drying, bitter finish. I must note that I am still burping these hops the next morning, making my coffee really interesting.

Mouthfeel is solid. Sort of slick and oily but very sturdy and balanced. The malt holds up well in the face of all of the hops.

The smell, taste and mouthfeel of this beer are very balanced, making this IPA very drinkable. Be careful of the cottonmouth the next morning. Regardless, I will go back for more.

12-09-2006 13:57:15 | More by Terp96
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Kaizoku

Sweden

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-07-2014 10:04:05 | More by Kaizoku
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Ak555667

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-18-2013 14:24:55 | More by Ak555667
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Jtrigonis

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-13-2014 04:40:19 | More by Jtrigonis
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Cdunk11

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-27-2013 02:50:02 | More by Cdunk11
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,015 ratings.