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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

6,642 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,642
Reviews: 1,731
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 266
Gots: 863 | FT: 10
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: Cloudy, amber-orange color. Head is a finger of dense, creamy foam. Lacing is impressive all the way to the bottom of the glass.

S: Heavy on the hops aromas, with pine and grapefruit dominating.

T: No time wasted on sweet or grainy malt flavors, this one jumps straight to tangy and bitter hops flavors. As expected from the nose, there's a lot of grapefruit rind and pine resin. There's also some phenol, and showing up late there's a hint of soapy fatty acid, which certainly detracts some from the whole experience.

M: Crisp, somewhat dry, but also fairly smooth.

O: My fourth offering from Green Flash, and since my initial experience with their Double Stout, it's been downhill -- I'd group this one down there with the Hophead Red, and for the same reasons: My main complaint is the lack of balance (true hop-heads who don't care about anything else will like it, but those liking their beers to be "well-rounded" will be disappointed). The soapy flavor that other reviewers have mentioned was also a detracting factor. The taste was the only area where the beer was sub-par, but taste is paramount, IMO.
It's certainly drinkable, but not a winner. And I know from experience that Green Flash can do better.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this one pours an orange. also smells an orange. citrusy hops. the balance is great, has a certain dryness and spice character, very pleasant malt background. a good one to check off the old list of ipa's for any ipa drinker, up there with sculpin and the like

Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,642 ratings.