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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

6,254 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,254
Reviews: 1,693
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 244
Gots: 686 | 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%

dustinrefill, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Archemedies, Jan 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

M_Burkey, Sep 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

JoelSr, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

zenwatts, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jeffhenders0n, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of bark
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The colour is deep red-orange-amber; the liquid is a little hazy. The two finger head is warm white and compact with a fine uneven surface. It sinks slowly leaving massive amounts of lacing.

The strong smell is very hoppy with notorious American notes of grape fruits, bitter herbs, fresh flowers, sweet caramel and toffee and a powerful yet elegant bitterness.

The taste is very bitter with lots of grapefruits, bitter oranges and limes. There are some sweet flavours of biscuits and artificial sweeteners that get a little sharp. Matured notes of oak and a touch of soy sauce. The body is medium, which is a disappointment, as the hops need a solid base to work against. The aftertaste brings a robust bitterness, citric hoppy flavours and a flowery flavour. Some simple sweet notes and a mild flavour of rye bread. The long lasting finish got notes of bitter citric fruit and butterscotch.

The carbonation is mild to medium, the light bubbles are small. The liquid is mid-smooth.

When it comes to the hops, this ale resembles more of an American double IPA than an ordinary American IPA. But the malt doesn't cope with all those hops, making this beer a bit unbalanced.

bark, Jun 19, 2009
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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear, dark straw in color. Thin layer of off-white head sticks around.
S: Peachy hops. Maybe a hint of malt.
T: Huge peach flavor. Finished bitter with a dry pine flavor. Finish does not leave a bad taste in the mouth.
M: Soft mouthfeel with only the slightest prick of carbonation.

Like it's name suggests, there is no mistaking that this is a West Coast IPA. A solid beer with nice flavors and smell.

goalie33, Dec 21, 2010
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Cory-WC, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Iamjeff6, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

AmeliaMill, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Dbot, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Gtg642, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Nickhammell, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

mrebeka, Jun 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

SheboyganJake, Apr 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Mguerinot, Feb 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Petegrieco, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

h2k2c, Jan 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

twenty5, May 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jimmah120, Dec 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

raydas, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jbeervt, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

BumpkinBrewer, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jlindsey, Dec 17, 2012
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,254 ratings.