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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

5,681 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,681
Reviews: 1,654
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 210
Gots: 441 | 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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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 07/09/12

A - Two plus fingers worth of airy fluffy pillow-like slightly off-white colored head that is comprised of loads of big chunky bubbles... Excellent retention ultimately leaves a splotch froth... The color is an intriguing deep bronze color... A limited bit of uber sluggish carbonation rises throughout... A good bit of sticky lacing clings to the glass...

S - Grape fruit... Sweet tangerine... Orange zest... The pleasant citrusy hops are at the forefront, but not too potent... They sit atop a rich malt base comprised of biscuit and rich caramel... Very pleasant and spot on the for the style...

T - The hops take a 180-degree turn on the palette... Instead of the expected citrus, the hops take on a much more piney, earthy, noble character... There are no hints of citrus... Some graham crackers and bread crust... Some light floral notes...

M - Ultra dry from the get go... A slight bite throughout... Starts harsh before turning more gentle throughout... Medium bodied... Limited carbonation...

D - Excellent appearance and aroma... The taste and mouthfeel weren't quite what I was hoping for... The overall result is a slightly interesting American IPA... This is not something that I would drink with regularity...

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 01:46:49 | More by philbe311
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ThePaleRider

California

3.65/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark orange and very murky. Can't see through this beer, but no visible sediment floating around. Poured very little white head that quickly disappeared. Better head retention would have scored this perfect for me.

S - Hops, hops, and more hops!

T - Funny this used to be one of my favorite IPA's. Now all I'm really getting out of it is overly bitter hop bite that really sticks to the tongue. Not a lot of citrus or pine. Hops really stick to the tongue and leave a bitter aftertaste.

M - Pretty normal for an IPA with nice carbonation.

OP - Very drinkable IPA but very bitter. Almost drinks like an Imperial. I will definitely be drinking this beer again, although it may not be my first choice.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 18:55:21 | More by ThePaleRider
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hyoung41

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

09-10-2012 13:57:40 | More by hyoung41
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Alohaneen


4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

09-10-2012 01:55:06 | More by Alohaneen
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psuscott1

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-09-2012 00:38:10 | More by psuscott1
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M_Burkey


4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-08-2012 17:38:22 | More by M_Burkey
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aflies

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

09-08-2012 15:50:02 | More by aflies
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BillyTWilliams

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

09-08-2012 12:52:02 | More by BillyTWilliams
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark orange with a 3 finger off white head with good retention, and very nice lacing. As soon as I opened the bottle, I could smell grapefruit, pineapple, and pine. I could still smell it easily after I poured it into the glass, and the glass was not even that close to me. Very impressive.

When I tasted the beer, I could taste the grapefruit, pine, and to a smaller extent the pineapple, but also tasted a good deal of caramel malt. Very nice, but a bit more malt forward than I would have guessed. There is a good deal of sweetness, and hop bitterness, to make this a nicely balanced IPA.

Medium bodied with modest carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink. Is somewhat sticky sweet, with a bit of bitterness at the end. Nicely balanced. This is a very nice beer, which I look forward to having again.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 02:13:17 | More by hardy008
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rprinz22

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-08-2012 02:00:45 | More by rprinz22
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crownrl28

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

09-08-2012 01:30:49 | More by crownrl28
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mtnwesdew

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-07-2012 16:11:13 | More by mtnwesdew
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MattSassi


5/5  rDev +18.5%

09-07-2012 13:52:04 | More by MattSassi
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jurbanik

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-07-2012 13:22:00 | More by jurbanik
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brentblack1

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-06-2012 18:47:17 | More by brentblack1
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MarkSmithVT

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-05-2012 22:30:10 | More by MarkSmithVT
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alecvdpoel


4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-05-2012 19:30:14 | More by alecvdpoel
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

09-05-2012 01:39:30 | More by phishphorce
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mfigueroa713

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

09-04-2012 22:32:22 | More by mfigueroa713
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pbass78

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-04-2012 21:52:28 | More by pbass78
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KMcG

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-03-2012 23:54:45 | More by KMcG
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jnardone235

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

09-03-2012 04:03:41 | More by jnardone235
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dsauter

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-02-2012 22:10:38 | More by dsauter
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RussBecker1


3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Pint Glass

A- poured a deep amber, darker and a bit thicker than most IPA's. Decent 1-2 finger head that lasts throughout the pour. A nice looking beer that beckons the drinker.

S- Fairly average in my opinion a nice floral hop smell with a bit of sweetness and character. The smell however was not as strong or as balanced as I would have liked as the hops overpower many of the lesser notes.

M- Again pretty good, not great. Crisp and refreshing as an IPA should be but the darker color does lend a nice thickness that is appreciated in the mouth,

T- Very nice floral hop front that dissipates into some sweet citrus and maybe apple. There is something to be desired however as the flavors don't meld as well with one another as I would have hoped.

O- Due to the influx of American IPA's, my personal belief is that some of these brews can become rather complacent in mimicking what has become immensely popular throughout the states. While this is a very nice beer it still left something to be desired on my end that had me searching from something else instead of all of what was purchased.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 18:13:09 | More by RussBecker1
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jackrodgers77

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-02-2012 01:40:50 | More by jackrodgers77
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,681 ratings.