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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

5,568 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,568
Reviews: 1,652
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 200
Gots: 390 | 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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TheBronze

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-06-2012 03:30:48 | More by TheBronze
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-06-2012 01:11:37 | More by Ajlvt
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dubdrop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-06-2012 00:06:38 | More by dubdrop
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blmar311

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-05-2012 06:52:54 | More by blmar311
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bbcd

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-05-2012 02:37:33 | More by bbcd
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dontpanic5


4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours with a gigantic white head, some lacings on the glass as the head dissipates. The body is a very cloudy amber. In the nose it's citrusy hops with a malt backbone. Very floral. The mouthfeel is the first thing that catches my attention as I drink this, it's medium-light bodied and feels nice. There's a hoppy bite in the aftertaste that lingers for a while. It has a very 'clear' taste, hard to describe, maybe I'll taste more as the beer warms up. A solid offering from Green Flash, this is a brewery to watch!

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 02:22:41 | More by dontpanic5
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bstave

Washington

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle.

This has been a staple in the fridge for the past 5 years. This is one of my favorite IPAs. It is good in the bottle and great on draft. Solid appearance, awesome piny smell and taste and great light to medium mouthfeel. I am a big fan of this beer and used to get it quite a bit more when it was in the six pack format, but like to grab it once in a while when I want a good example of a big hop forward IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 01:36:46 | More by bstave
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ATXRyan

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

08-04-2012 05:29:13 | More by ATXRyan
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kell50

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-04-2012 04:33:12 | More by kell50
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99firehawkman

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-04-2012 02:28:22 | More by 99firehawkman
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Talz420


4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-03-2012 18:29:07 | More by Talz420
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The majority of the 12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pouored a dismal head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is an amber copper color with some clarity and tiny bubbles and floaties seen in the beer.

Smell: citrus and pine hoppiness, which is followed by sweet caramel and bready malts.

Taste: The beer has this lingering bitterness that is a bit much. The malt does balance out the hops to a certain extent, but I personally don't remember the bitterness being that bad all the times I have had it on draft.

I waited a few more minutes to let the beer warm up and everything was fine. The super nice maltiness balances out well with the hops. Now this flavor brings back many memories.

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, and easy to drink once the beer got closer to room temperature.

Overall: Pretty solid IPA by the boys out west. Prefer draft over bottle, but this was still good.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 02:50:44 | More by Flounder57
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-03-2012 00:00:27 | More by Axnjxn
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DrGonzoDDS

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-02-2012 23:08:45 | More by DrGonzoDDS
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hlatimer266

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-02-2012 20:58:41 | More by hlatimer266
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-02-2012 05:41:39 | More by strongaf
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elspaniard


4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-02-2012 03:47:01 | More by elspaniard
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-02-2012 01:19:29 | More by FreshHawk
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scotzoid1

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-01-2012 21:01:22 | More by scotzoid1
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TheSeeker61

Georgia

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's interesting I had this offering a while back when it first came out and thought it was just ok, a rather above average ok. Having it now and much more impressed. Love the appearance of this baby. A somewhat light amber or yellow brown in color. Poured a half inch head which dissolved to a ring but the lacing hung around. The nose is a very malty sweet with hints of hops and grapefruit. I like the taste better. Begins with a malty forefront with the grapefruit hops dominating in the middle and ending the same way it began with a malty hoppy balance. The mouthfeel is a medium thick. Overall really diggin this one. Certainly will become a regular in my rotation.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 20:38:17 | More by TheSeeker61
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frosted33

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-01-2012 06:11:14 | More by frosted33
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acevenom

Louisiana

4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 5/25/12.

Poured into a pint glass. Pours hazy copper with a large, white head that dissipates slowly. There are some tiny bubbles that can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass. Some lacing is left behind as the head dissipates. The aroma is of citrus hops and sweet malts. There's a bit of that piney hop aroma in there as well. It's such a nice, hop forward IPA despite having two months on it. Those piney and citrus hops really come through in the flavor. There's a nice sweet and bready malt backbone to this beer. It hits all the taste notes of a solid West Coast IPA. The alcohol is well hidden here. The body is medium to full with moderate carbonation. The finish is dry. The drinkability is high. This is an excellent beer. I have yet to be disappointed by Green Flash.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 01:21:08 | More by acevenom
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Brewsed

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-31-2012 14:06:49 | More by Brewsed
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-31-2012 04:34:57 | More by WDJersey
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AlCzerik

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-30-2012 13:46:37 | More by AlCzerik
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,568 ratings.