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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

6,292 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,292
Reviews: 1,695
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 248
Gots: 707 | FT: 7
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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Photo of CuriousMonk
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My go-to beer during my bachelor party in Vegas. Usually drunk straight out of the bottle. When poured from 12 oz bottle, it is a pint glass. Bottle Pours a cloudy amber with a good off white head. The head is froathy and lasting. Produces some spotty lacing. Has a good hoppy aroma. I get citrus, oranges, some malts, and some pine. Has a decent carbonation. The mouthfeel is good. A good bitter hoppy flavor. The alcohol is hidden well. Has a clean crisp taste. The texture is very middle of the road. Has a medium body. Has a good finish with a good hoppy aftertaste.

CuriousMonk, Jan 28, 2011
Photo of jn84
4/5  rDev -5.2%

jn84, Feb 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Rickythejeweler, Mar 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

srw, Aug 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

MidtowneMarket, Aug 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

adityashekhar, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

roodie, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of zrab11
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a nice orangeish amber color with a small off white head that disspates quickly

S- Has a nice citrus hops profile to it. also picking up some tangerine and sweet malts as well

T- Has a bitter hops flavor right off the bat then the sweet malts come through in the middle and ending wth a nice tangerine hop finish.

M-Medium to light bodied with good carbaontion

D-Overall this was a solid IPA. maybe a tad bit bitter at the begginning for some but overall very nice. I was hoping for some WOW factor to pop out on this one but there wasn't one. So still a good ipa but wont be getting it again unless it becomes local.

zrab11, Jul 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Vogey77, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Mrpickles, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

SBoeckman72, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

PickleBucket29, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

likeemdark, Jan 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

RFL8, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

AD17, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of Celtics17
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good IPA, and most love everything about this IPA. I love the pine feeling once you taste it. This IPA didn't have the right amount of grapefruit that I was looking for. Strong malt backbone of caramel, toffee, and this is a character with most West Coast IPA's. I tend to like less of that these days. This is good, or great by many standards, but I wanted more. Still very good.

A: Deep red-orange color. Creamy off-white head retains well at a half inch.

S: Sugary ruby red grapefruit, pine, blood orange. Hop spiciness. Smells like bitterness will be ample. Underlying malt scents of caramel ans toffee.

Celtics17, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

RyV, Jun 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

DrunkinYogi, Dec 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

cfrances33, Jul 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

ScottJWing, Oct 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

doucmehu, Jan 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

brealbg, Oct 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

mpgillett, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of GrizzlyBrew
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Nice deep copper with tan, dense head. Slight haze (I'm assuming dry hop haze).

S - Great hop aroma. I would swear there was a small dose of English hops in there if I didn't know it was all C hops and domestic varieties. It's wonderfully hoppy without coming across as hop-astringent (if you know what I mean). Malt comes through with the slightest caramel notes.

T - Sweet malt up front, followed immediately by a balancing bitterness that never comes on too strong, but builds nicely as you sip through the glass. I could actually stand a little more pronounced bitterness in the mid-palate.

M - creamy. Great carbonation and the rocky head wasn't lying when it promoted the beer as a full-bodied (but not heavy) delight.

O - As I mentioned, I could have used a little more bitterness sooner. But, overall a very nice IPA, sessionable & deftly balanced. I probably would regret if I did get more IBU's. Nice IPA!

GrizzlyBrew, Dec 09, 2011
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,292 ratings.