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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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6,256 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,256
Reviews: 1,693
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 244
Gots: 687 | 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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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
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Kevin_Young, Today at 03:45 PM
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

diddith, Today at 11:48 AM
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

xJMFCx, Yesterday at 11:37 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

chrishvee, Yesterday at 11:47 AM
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, Yesterday at 09:13 AM
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4.36/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Boston71, Sunday at 08:26 PM
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4.52/5  rDev +7.1%

EricFregosi, Sunday at 05:38 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

I big bold IPA that lived up to all the hype. Smells like you just woke up in a flower bed , in the middle of a pine forest, just after it rained. Big blast of hops on the first taste with lots of grapefruit/citrus and a sweet caramel malt. Real nice bitterness on the back of the tongue that lasts a long time. Slightly less sweetness and this would be my perfect beer. Will be one of my go to beers.

Kenmac19, Sunday at 03:43 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

athomasPSU, Sunday at 03:32 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

6d7073, Sunday at 01:27 AM
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4.6/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Josh_951, Saturday at 06:32 AM
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

ezrathor, Oct 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

603to843, Oct 15, 2014
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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,256 ratings.