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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

6,898 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,898
Reviews: 1,778
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 309
Gots: 1,073 | 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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 03-26-2005

95 IBU

Prior to 2014 7.3% ABV
2014 and later 8.1% ABV
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of swgwilt
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmbeer
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jellikit
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle.
Appearance: Orange. Mostly clear with a very slight haze. Thick foamy head.
Smell: mango. Peach. Lemon.
Taste: herbal hops. Bready malts. Citrus hop flavor. Pine trees. Peppery aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation. Medium body. Dry.
Overall: great ipa. Balanced well. There is a lot going on with the hop profile, but I like it.

Photo of andrew8626
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Krisp09
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Wonderful double ipa. Poured into tulip glass. 1 finger head, nice orange color. Hops smack you on first smell with pine and citrus notes. Taste is some malt presence first with west coast hops through remainder. Legendary ipa

Photo of Ashley_nicole0
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjs246
3.58/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

I really want to like Green Flash hop-centric beers. They opened their East Coast location close to me, which is exciting for a simple Virginia boy. I like IPAs and they make several IPAs.I love DIPAs and this is one of those! Sadly, this one, just like their Cedar Plank, just doesn't do it for me. There is something about the hops profile that doesn't jive with my taste. This beer passes the look test with flying colors with a thick head that makes me wish I was born a woman. Wait, what? Smells the part, too. But then it hits my tongue and I'm underwhelmed. Bummer.

Photo of -Rick
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraFlight
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into nonic pint. Hazy copper-orange in color with a one-finger white head that quickly dissipates, but sticks nicely. The aroma is immediately hoppy with overwhelming piney resins and citrus. Hints of mint, leaves, and toasted grain come out upon warming. Flavors are of strong citrus juice and grapefruit bitterness followed by some floral undertones. This beer is full-bodied, with an oily, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a long bitter finish.

Photo of jfstilling
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bigdoc91
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AJNIDEK
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jmryan8
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LJTate
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dryndantheman
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wapcap
3.73/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmeGT
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Robertd956
3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rsquared59
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maxson924
3/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on tap and it was okay/solid in every way, but outstanding in none, at least to me. I enjoyed it enough but a 3/5 seems appropriate.

Photo of DuBeats
4.84/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jonbonfondle
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cchrink
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,898 ratings.