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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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6,767 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,767
Reviews: 1,753
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 290
Gots: 966 | FT: 11
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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 03-26-2005

95 IBU
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of the bottle with a medium aggressive pour this orange-brown beer produced a fairly nice off-white head which settled to a thin lace after about 5 minutes or so. Has an ever-so-slight haze to it when held up to the light.

Smells of flowery hops as well as some piney notes fill the nose.

Taste is hoppy, but not over the top. The thing is....it never goes away, which leaves very little room for any malty flavors to sneak in.

Drinkability is pretty good being that it's 7.3%. I could see myself getting into trouble with these.

Morey's Bottom Line: A well made Ipa to say the least. It reminds me of Weyerbacher Double Simcoe and Sierra Nevada's Torpedo a bit.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So tonight's first beer during the introduction of GF @ hop devil in NYC was this one. by no means extraordinary but by the name itself- and in my willingness to just chillax tonite- this suited well my mood.

Pour is quite orange-toned although not too cloudy, with a decent tannish head atop, rather compact although not too large, but lasting doubtless. carbonation visible within, check.

smell is....well follows suit in this hoppy world. pine coned smell all over. very very green...i dunno how accurate that sounds, but it's how it felt. like diggin in a pinetree forest.

Taste is very strong indeed. barely perceivable malty sweetness at first with a hoppy rush just behind, strongly behind, not overwhelming but definetly dominant. wth a lasting aftertaste. not bad, just a bit strong and too dominant.

The beer in itself is good but i wouldn't drink more than a couple.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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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.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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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.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,767 ratings.