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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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6,504 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,504
Reviews: 1,716
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 257
Gots: 793 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Eddyfunt, Feb 21, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Golden, rust, cloudy with hardly any carbonation. Almost no head at all.
S: Hops, Citris fruits like grapefruit and lemon. Textbook IPA
T: Bitterness up front with a lingering grapefruit flavor. Again Textbook IPA
M: Classic IPA mouthfeel with overall crisp bitterness on the tongue.
O: If you were to create a model IPA and serve it to someone who has never had one, this would be a good one to start with. Very good, with nothing off putting about it. But at the same time, there is nothing that puts it on the next level that makes it truly unique.

BSK_ONE, Feb 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

snohojimbo, Feb 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

threedaggers, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of MasterfulIdiot
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an IPA glass. Appearance is cloudy caramel, with a giant off-white, almost cola-colored head that has to spend a few minutes making its way down to the surface of the liquid. Lots of bubbles rising up to the top. Color is darker than expected - pretty dark for the style... not sure if that's an augur of a maltier backbone than usual.

Smell is interesting. It smells quite a bit sweeter than I expected. There's some citrusy hops in there, but they're kind of overtaken by this sweet cotton-candy note. At first I thought I was smelling soap on my hands or something, but that's not the case. Maybe I'm crazy or something.

And the hops make up for their lack of presence on the aroma once the beer makes it to your palate. Up front is a huge citrusy, tropical-fruit kick that is a very pleasant surprise. Mid-palate, that cotton-candy-esque flavor comes back to mingle with the hops, but still allowing them to take center stage. Really wonderful mix of malty and hoppy flavors. Finish is mildly bitter and dry - just enough to make you want to take another sip, but not over the top with it. And then the hops come back for a last hurrah on the aftertaste, leaving a nice orange-y flavor in your mouth.

Mouthfeel hits the style - moderate body, with lots of carbonation pricking your tongue.

Overall, super-great IPA that actually has a noticeable malt presence, while still retaining it's identity as an IPA.

MasterfulIdiot, Feb 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

misscritta, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

theBIERlad, Feb 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

RyanWantAle816, Feb 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

jaymo18, Feb 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

thomseye, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Can_has_beer, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Agnarr, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

detrockcitey, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Mackenzie_Gloven, Feb 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Mcwill51, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Gtg642, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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CWhite, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

UncleRemus, Feb 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

JesuBab, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Obsidian, Feb 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

dmac74, Feb 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

DPJ3322, Feb 15, 2014
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,504 ratings.