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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

6,504 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,504
Reviews: 1,716
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 257
Gots: 793 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

dwitt24, Dec 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

AMarkle6524, May 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

aslamm75, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Glad to finally try a beer from this brewery. I had this on at the Flying Saucer in Houston. The beer is bronze with an off-white head & decent lacing.

Just as expected, pinesap nose & lots of hops!

The taste is astringent and nicely bitter. Pine sap, grape fruit and some caramel malts. The malts actually do a good job of adding some balance and keep the hops from running way with the beer.

The mouth is oily and coating. I like this beer, but drinkabilty suffers a tiny bit from the lack of balance. Still, well worth seeking out and a nice example of a West Coast IPA.

Redrover, Jan 16, 2009
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Hopheadhiker, Apr 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

slay, Mar 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jakesingleton, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

staudio, Oct 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

fsck, Jun 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

APB, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

windypete, Aug 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

bbadger, Aug 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Austin_Cohen, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

ArmedsouthernEr, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

oregone, Jan 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

TheConnMan, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

VALIS666, Mar 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Schulte30, Feb 22, 2014
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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
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,504 ratings.