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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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6,508 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,508
Reviews: 1,717
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 257
Gots: 797 | 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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Photo of imperialstout27
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pub glass.

A: Pours a clear burnt copper color. Voluminous cream colored head. Well carbonated with a nice layer of foam persisting the whole time and good lacing.

S: Whoa hops!! Yes, big ass piney hops. Dank and cannabinoid. Great aromatics. This screams west coast IPA.

T: Hop flavors hit immediately with a full frontal attack. The profile is big pine resin on the palate with herbal and spicy notes. Citric flavors well up from underneath on the midpalate and culminate in an orange and grapefruit juice-like aftertaste. Great bitterness all the way across the palate, lingering with a slightly astringent tingle throughout the long finish. Good malt backbone on this one, with a nice underlying sweetness buried under big ass hops.

M: Nice medium-bodied brew with good carbonation. Decent slickness.

D: Very good. This is a great IPA and easy to drink more than one.

Overall, a superb effort by Green Flash. Quintessential west coast IPA - very appropriately named. Everything clicks with this brew. Very impressed.

imperialstout27, Apr 23, 2010
Photo of RoyalT
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This poured a big and thick orange in color with a beautiful orangish-white head that came up just right, showed great retention, and left some awesome lacing on the inside of my pint glass. This was the kind of beer that makes you want to fetch your camera.

Smell – The West Coast hops and sweetish malts are balanced just right at the nose. The sharp tangerine rind smell and the lightly-toasted malts work well together. You can just tell that this is going to taste great.

Taste – The flavors work together just as well as the smells did. There's a big rush of pine that I failed to pick up at the nose. The malts have a lot of caramel sweetness to them. This is a sharp, powerful ale.

Mouthfeel – This is a big big IPA. It's shy of full-bodied but bigger than medium. It's not overly dry but has enough dryness to shock the average drinker.

Drinkability – I wasn't expecting this from a sub-$2 beer but this heavy hitter is incredibly well done.

RoyalT, Jul 06, 2007
Photo of fipoceilz7
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The aroma is smoothly fragrant, flowery, fruity, and sweet with lime, grapefruit, and pine as well as a tropical aroma. It has a slightly hazy, orange-ish, deep amber body with a cream-colored frothy, bubbly head. The flavor is bitter and resiny but not too sharp, with considerable softening maltiness. The hops also contribute a flavorful and complex fruitiness—orange, peach, and apricot come to mind. As the bitterness wears off after each swallow, the maltiness lingers. The mouthfeel is slightly dry but smooth. The carbonation is delicate—soft and frothy but not excessive, with just a little carbonic bite and then hop acidity on the way down.

What impresses me about this IPA is that it manages to be bold and yet delicate and well balanced. A variety of flavors shine through despite the usual intense resiny flavor and bitterness. The mouthfeel is also nicely put together, as it provides a good counterbalance to the intense flavors.

fipoceilz7, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of utfiero
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Color- light gold slightly hazy. Full head.

Aroma- very hoppy like grapefruit rind with hints of lemon and honey.

Taste- this is a big IPA but super smooth and balanced. Starts hoppy but mellows in the middle with some sweetness. Finishes long and hoppy but crisp at the same time. A great imperial IPA. 95 IBUs.

utfiero, Today at 02:44 AM
Photo of Bpins
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Bpins, Yesterday at 11:33 PM
Photo of NWbyNW_Brew
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

NWbyNW_Brew, Yesterday at 02:40 PM
Photo of IUHoosiers
4.64/5  rDev +10%

IUHoosiers, Yesterday at 02:47 AM
Photo of Mrose78
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Mrose78, Yesterday at 01:31 AM
Photo of johlac66
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

johlac66, Yesterday at 01:12 AM
Photo of Cezaguirre
3.2/5  rDev -24.2%

Cezaguirre, Tuesday at 05:33 PM
Photo of herman1984
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%

herman1984, Tuesday at 04:57 PM
Photo of hakaiya
2.76/5  rDev -34.6%

hakaiya, Tuesday at 11:00 AM
Photo of AndyBeerGuy
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

AndyBeerGuy, Tuesday at 02:10 AM
Photo of doublenaughtspy
5/5  rDev +18.5%

From a 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass. Pours a cloudy apricot amber with a 1 finger head; excellent lacing. The aroma is fresh grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, bubblegum, and honey. The hops are complex and potent with pungent citrus zest blending into a piney fresh lemon and alcohol middle. I don't detect much malt presence except for a slight earthiness throughout. This is certainly a top-shelf west coast IPA with enough hop presence to satisfy even the most ardent hop head.

doublenaughtspy, Tuesday at 01:27 AM
Photo of AlejandroCuervo
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Had a 4-pack of this last night. Tasted really good, and I should know because I drink a lot of IPA.

AlejandroCuervo, Tuesday at 01:01 AM
Photo of Kirk_Reid
3.84/5  rDev -9%

Kirk_Reid, Monday at 07:38 PM
Photo of awayne56
4.76/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Pours cloudy copper with a four finger foamy head that dissipates solwly leaving abundant lacing.
Smell: From the bottle I find the aroma to be orange and pineapple. From the glass pine needle is detected.
Taste: Bitter forward in a good way. Citrusy, pine needles, grapefruitFinish is long and remains hop forward. It seems to me the malt present keeps the hops under control, but have no fear, no sweetness here
Feel: Overall, good lingering feel, smoothness

Highly recommended. High qualiity brew with year round availability.

awayne56, Monday at 03:25 AM
Photo of snatchmo
4.76/5  rDev +12.8%

snatchmo, Monday at 12:02 AM
Photo of Mtoogs
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%

Mtoogs, Sunday at 09:56 PM
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4.32/5  rDev +2.4%

BigDiesel, Sunday at 08:43 PM
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4.44/5  rDev +5.2%

Joskater, Sunday at 07:18 PM
Photo of Jewefc2
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

Jewefc2, Sunday at 05:59 PM
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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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