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Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash West Coast IPA
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,135 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,135
Reviews: 1,689
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 243
Gots: 632 | FT: 7
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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

beerforpresident, Nov 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

truska, Nov 25, 2013
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3.71/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served - Bottle poured into a Speiglau IPA glass, enjoy by March 2014.

Appearance - A deep amber. A little too dark for an IPA. One finger head with low carbonation.

Smell - Earthy hops, somewhat floral. Not a very strong smell at all.

Taste - Slightly bitter hops in the front with a malt presence on the finish.

Mouthfeel - Full on the tongue with a little carbonation dancing. Malt lingers.

Overall - It was a very solid and drinkable representation of the style. For something calling itself a west coast IPA, I was expecting much more citrus notes and less malt. It's a good beer but not a great beer. I felt the smell was very lacking.

PSU_Mike, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

tschiess, Nov 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

WVUbrew, Nov 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

guzzleacoldone, Nov 24, 2013
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4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber orange in color with a bit of cloudiness. A millimeter thin layer of foam rests on top. I've had this before but it's been awhile. Fantastic intense grapefruit like hop aroma. Best smelling IPA I know of. Pretty smooth mouthfeel with a bit of hop stickiness. Intense hop flavor is well balanced with a light malt backbone. Love this.

Franziskaner, Nov 24, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

bkwhoppa66, Nov 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

gradergator, Nov 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

callmeoz, Nov 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

savagepm, Nov 23, 2013
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stokeliosis, Nov 22, 2013
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maltlikker, Nov 22, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

bnick44, Nov 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

andy1701, Nov 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

xbrettfavrex, Nov 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

22Blue, Nov 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

MSchmitt34, Nov 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

spbennett13, Nov 20, 2013
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snailman22, Nov 20, 2013
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CletisVandamme, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

brewskis4drewski, Nov 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

avalenzuela, Nov 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

mikecharley, Nov 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Gonger19, Nov 19, 2013
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,135 ratings.