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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

5,581 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,581
Reviews: 1,652
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 202
Gots: 394 | 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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Madfish85

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-31-2013 02:44:05 | More by Madfish85
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RyanTheLion13

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-31-2013 02:41:56 | More by RyanTheLion13
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billymoe

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

08-30-2013 17:58:25 | More by billymoe
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Libationguy

Nevada

4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy medium amber/copper color with orange and yellow hues. Off-white 2-finger head with medium retention.

Hops on display: Citrus, white flowers, pine resin, grapefruit peel, earthiness, dankness.

On the palate the intensity builds as the beer moves across the palate. Grapefruit and lemon zest, nice grain quality, grass and hay, pine sap and resin. Earthiness and a mild dankness.

Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Well balanced carbonation. Bold bitterness that builds across the palate. Bitterness lingers and generates a long finish.

If you are looking for a strong representation of the West Coast IPA style, you should enjoy a bottle. Very drinkable. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 17:51:01 | More by Libationguy
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drinkininthewood

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle served into a pint glass bottled 4/22/2013

A- A nice copper/orange color with a fluffy head of white foam and some of the nicest lace i have ever seen in a brew.

S- floral with strong whiffs of grapefruit pith and pine.

T- Fresh bread crust and a touch of sweetness upfront which quickly becomes taken over by strong citrus bitterness representing flavors of grapefruit and a touch of lemon, then developing into a more herbal character with a straight forward bitterness and drying finish with lingering citrus notes in the aftertaste. After the first few sips i had a hard time believing this was 95 IBUs but its starting to come forth towards the end of the glass.

M- its a pretty creamy IPA. Medium bodied. With very smooth carbonation.

D- a tasty beer with a wide variety of hop flavors make it deliciously drinkable.

Overall this beer has so much going for it but i found the level of alcohol a little high. I like IPAs to be around the 6% - 6.5 % range. Once you get over the 7% range you start venturing into the Double IPA valley, which is by no means a bad thing. Good brew nonetheless. Looking for more brews from this place. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 00:57:48 | More by drinkininthewood
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MikeyRiles

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-29-2013 22:12:24 | More by MikeyRiles
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freemanj

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-29-2013 16:53:39 | More by freemanj
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-29-2013 07:00:53 | More by schnarr84
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VeganUndead

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-29-2013 05:58:46 | More by VeganUndead
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Taylor1989

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-29-2013 03:45:15 | More by Taylor1989
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Kcman91

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-29-2013 03:27:27 | More by Kcman91
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tmhoye

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-28-2013 23:50:47 | More by tmhoye
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AmishRockstar

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-28-2013 23:10:22 | More by AmishRockstar
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soonerchamps

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-28-2013 20:22:14 | More by soonerchamps
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Greasy

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-27-2013 23:40:15 | More by Greasy
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JorSince88

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-27-2013 22:21:18 | More by JorSince88
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clay23

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-27-2013 19:43:49 | More by clay23
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iong516

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-27-2013 14:13:32 | More by iong516
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dasmusik

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-27-2013 13:12:37 | More by dasmusik
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tpaetow

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-27-2013 01:18:45 | More by tpaetow
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MRL731

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-26-2013 23:33:03 | More by MRL731
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ClintonRalston

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-26-2013 23:01:01 | More by ClintonRalston
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rgille2

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-26-2013 20:20:05 | More by rgille2
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vidisad

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-26-2013 03:01:45 | More by vidisad
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Kuaff

Alaska

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drank at cellar temperature in a mug.

A three-finger, white puffy head here. Lasts quite a long time. This IPA is a clear amber color.

The smell isn't all that strong, but I do get some nice hops, honey, and pine.

Now the taste is a whole different story. First comes a wonderfully tangy and refreshing citrus sensation, and the rest of the plot entertains waves upon waves of thoroughly resinous, herbal bitterness. We have here some heavy hop flavor, I might add. A profoundly pleasureable experience.

The carbonation feels right on.

A great IPA. Doesn't mess around much with aromatics, though, instead cutting to the chase with upfront flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 14:45:28 | More by Kuaff
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