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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

5,738 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,738
Reviews: 1,659
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 217
Gots: 462 | 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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lucasj82

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-29-2013 19:00:15 | More by lucasj82
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Cazlo

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-29-2013 14:32:23 | More by Cazlo
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DustinSWB

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-29-2013 14:30:59 | More by DustinSWB
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-29-2013 11:23:41 | More by plumcrazyfx
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BullBearHawk

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-29-2013 03:53:52 | More by Methical
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Skibum211

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-29-2013 02:20:21 | More by Skibum211
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TheBoog013

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-28-2013 22:46:30 | More by TheBoog013
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-28-2013 18:52:31 | More by Jeffrey2310
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SlightlyGrey

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-28-2013 16:41:21 | More by SlightlyGrey
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koopa

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-28-2013 14:45:54 | More by koopa
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Johnny58

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-28-2013 08:13:16 | More by Johnny58
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JDM44

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-28-2013 05:24:38 | More by JDM44
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-28-2013 01:27:08 | More by Jason
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Bill69

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

09-27-2013 19:27:53 | More by Bill69
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

09-27-2013 19:07:11 | More by jmbranum
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NathanEmpsall

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-27-2013 02:06:15 | More by NathanEmpsall
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mletten

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

09-27-2013 00:32:13 | More by mletten
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 3/4/14, so probably about 22 days old.

Appearance: A surprisingly dark caramel/amber and hazy body with a frothy off-white head. Pretty dark for a beer named "West Coast IPA" but I'll play along.

Aroma: A beautiful bouquet of west coast hops at their finest. Dankness and sweet grapefruit.

Taste: Starts with crisp bitterness right out of the gate. Real mellow caramel and amber malt keeping things from getting out of hand in the hops department, although there is some serious bitterness that keeps the word 'balanced' from being necessary in describing the flavor. The hop profile is earthy with some great floral notes near the finish and pure bitterness in the aftertaste. Not quite juicy but getting there in some respects.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body with somewhat lively carbonation. Average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: It's nice to review an IPA that's a) fresh and b) good. While probably not cracking my top 5, Green Flash West Coast IPA is a very good beer. I've gradually become harsher on grading beer (especially IPAs, as they make up one of my favorite styles) and it is obviously reflected in the final score. However, let it be known that this beer is heads and shoulders above any other run-of-the-mill American IPA swill that so many pop-up breweries are releasing. But I digress. Would I drink it again? For as long as Green Flash distributes to MN.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 23:15:25 | More by JamesMN
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collino

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Irishace9

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Beerlover

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-26-2013 03:46:40 | More by Beerlover
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cpxc

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-26-2013 03:31:51 | More by cpxc
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Victor

California

4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Green Flash West Coast IPA is the brew that turned me onto IPA's.
It pours into a glass a deep copper, and it's head foams nicely.
This IPA has a crisp and clean smell with hints of pine.
The taste is strong, and refreshing. The ABV is on point!
Overall, this is one of the best American IPA's brewed in the west Coast.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2013 03:03:43 | More by Victor
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quine

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

09-25-2013 18:22:34 | More by quine
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,738 ratings.