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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

5,981 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,981
Reviews: 1,672
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 226
Gots: 571 | 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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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
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-16-2011 05:03:21 | More by fizzyted
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lic217

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-03-2013 17:10:56 | More by lic217
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-02-2013 17:47:31 | More by polloenfuego
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Abnrml

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-12-2013 19:49:00 | More by Abnrml
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WadeBridgman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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AceMaster

Iowa

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-05-2013 00:44:08 | More by hinemk76
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sudsy2drunk

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-13-2013 05:08:16 | More by sudsy2drunk
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herman77

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-06-2013 20:40:28 | More by herman77
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McNeiveKSU1913

Kansas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-16-2011 03:57:34 | More by McNeiveKSU1913
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KohlbeckM

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-27-2013 21:28:29 | More by KohlbeckM
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FuzzHead99


4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-05-2012 21:12:25 | More by FuzzHead99
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duobob

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-14-2013 20:21:00 | More by duobob
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-26-2013 14:03:58 | More by lgmol
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zprzysie

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-04-2013 02:17:08 | More by zprzysie
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12owls

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-31-2012 18:00:34 | More by 12owls
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,981 ratings.