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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

5,751 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,751
Reviews: 1,659
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 215
Gots: 470 | FT: 9
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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moarmare

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-12-2013 13:28:34 | More by moarmare
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-12-2012 04:05:38 | More by DonFrap
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illidurit

California

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

Poured into a nonic. Dark orange in color with a 2-finger beige head. Nice retention, plenty of sticky lacing. Lots of sediment.

Aroma primarily consists of pungent hops, with raw pineapple, mango, and citrus. Signature Columbus hop aroma.

In the mouth, the hops depart from tropical fruit and instead manifest as quite leafy and bitter. Tobacco, pine, and grass are present, and the malt is but a toasty afterthought.

Finish is oily, hoppy, bitter, and everlasting, and hence, not particularly dry. Medium body with lively carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2008 06:54:14 | More by illidurit
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Nunya

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-19-2013 22:45:59 | More by Nunya
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heff316

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-21-2012 04:05:35 | More by heff316
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-29-2012 14:59:07 | More by GeoffreyM
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Zone_Fighter

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-30-2014 00:10:52 | More by Zone_Fighter
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roscoehnj

New Jersey

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

No discernable fresness or bottled on date which is always a concern with a west coast beer around here as many are not very fresh.

Nice enough looking beer Hillary with good lacing and gold amber to brown color.

Has a hoppy grapefruit smell with a touch of pine but not bursting our of the bottle like a fresh good west coast style IPA. Nice hoppy fruity taste with bitter afterkick that I like. Medium to full bodied for an IPA.

Goes down nicely especially as the 7.3% abv borders on double ipa territory. Will buy again but wish they'd tell me how fresh it is.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2009 01:24:43 | More by roscoehnj
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Duesler

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-15-2013 19:52:28 | More by Duesler
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instinct2

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-05-2013 02:44:53 | More by instinct2
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-20-2011 05:52:25 | More by paulys55
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TroyS62

Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-02-2013 23:36:38 | More by TroyS62
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owend

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-27-2013 20:27:36 | More by owend
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Lare453

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-08-2013 18:41:31 | More by Lare453
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squack

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-18-2014 00:44:12 | More by squack
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nzerbe

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-04-2013 08:47:05 | More by nzerbe
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HarmonMW

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-09-2012 12:48:48 | More by HarmonMW
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Silentasknight

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-30-2014 00:28:09 | More by Silentasknight
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mdr4669

Massachusetts

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

App: A very clear, clean and crisp looking with orange hue poured initially to approx. 2 fingers of foamy white head which receeded quickly leaving some individual spots of lace.

Smell: Very noticeable citrus and hops, with a little cinnamon.

Taste: The hops punch you in the throat like a karate black belt, and the taste of grapefruit stays on the pallet for a while.

MF: Very crisp, very smooth.

OA: Very, very nice brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 18:06:49 | More by mdr4669
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Dshep1340

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-22-2014 21:20:17 | More by Dshep1340
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-15-2011 00:59:24 | More by Exiled
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davet100

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-14-2013 18:13:52 | More by davet100
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ghstrp


4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-08-2014 23:58:56 | More by ghstrp
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BullBearHawk

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-29-2013 07:32:44 | More by BullBearHawk
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imfatsowhat

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-17-2014 22:13:15 | More by imfatsowhat
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,751 ratings.