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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

6,333 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,333
Reviews: 1,699
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 247
Gots: 720 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

tyjaman, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Schmuckles, Aug 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

FCRICH, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Terp96, Dec 09, 2006
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Kaizoku, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jgunther71, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Ak555667, Apr 18, 2013
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Jtrigonis, Feb 13, 2014
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Cdunk11, Apr 27, 2013
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lic217, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

lgmol, Jul 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

zprzysie, Feb 04, 2013
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,333 ratings.