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Green Flash West Coast I.P.A. - Green Flash Brewing Co.

Green Flash West Coast I.P.A.Green Flash West Coast I.P.A.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,150 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 5150
Reviews: 1630
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%


Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 03-26-2005)
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jucifer1818

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: medium amber, almost grepefruity red ting to it. Rather inviting
4/5

S: a lot of grape fruit here with a distinctive hoppy aroma
4/5

T: Very, very, very heavy handed bittering hops. Has a light fruity (Grapefruit) back taste, but its overwhelmed by the intense hoppyness. and that's the problem. this brew used too much bittering hops and not enough malt, making a very unbalanced beer that I find rather difficult to drink
2/5,
4.5/5 if you want a unbalanced overly bitter brew

Mouthfeel: very light and difficult to describe as the hoppy bite makes it hard to tell anything about mouth-feel
2/5

Final: 2/5
Lets be frank, I'm not a fan of this beers taste and mouth feel. Its too heavy handed with its hops and comes out more like hop tea than beer to me.
If that's what you want then you will like this one
that's not what I look forward to with a beer

without that malt sweetness to counter the bitterness I jut cant enjoy this beer

if you can enjoy that kind of beer, you will like it.
just remember, maltheads and those weak against bitterness should just order something else.

Serving type: cask

12-08-2012 03:21:37 | More by jucifer1818
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours hazy orange amber. off white creamy, frothy head is about ¾ of an inch high and retains excellently. Leaves tons of lacing.

S-Smells eccentrically hopped. Ripe and juicy fruity citrus and pine. Great nose. Love how intense the hops are. The malt tries to balance, but it is overwhelmed by the plethora of hoppiness.

T-The cask's temprature and the smooth feel really let all the hop flavors envelope the palate. Pine and citrus and other ripe tropical fruits. Maltiness does lend some balance. Great taste.

M-The cask makes the feel smooth and perfect. Barely any carbonation. So smooth and creamy.

O/D-Love it on-tap or in a bottle. But via cask this beer is truly awesome. Great beer especially casked.

Serving type: cask

11-06-2011 21:53:39 | More by VelvetExtract
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From cask to nonic pint glass at ChurchKey on 3/14/11
*From notes

A: Cloudy and wildly hazy. Almost soapy in appearance. Beautiful dark golden to apricot in color. One finger head that dissipated quickly and left next to zero lacing.

S: Unimaginably fruity, citrusy and just plain outstanding. Travel to Belize, find a pineapple plant, chop one open and give it a big, giant whiff. Yeah, it's like that.

T: Imagine the best Pina Colada you've ever had, but slightly woody and in beer form. Like the name states, this is a West Coast IPA baby - island fruits all the way. As it hit the mid-finish, the tannins really show up in large proportion, and it all leaves a lasting finish of tobacco smoke.

M: It's cask conditioned, so the mouthfeel comes off slightly more subdued and smoother then the standard bottle or tapped version. It's slightly slick and heavier then I remember.

O: I don't know who thought that throwing this one in a cask was a good idea, but am I glad they did. Two big thumbs up for this complex and highly drinkable brew.

Regardless of how you get it, Green Flash's West Coast IPA is a cornerstone of the style. Seek this out now - what are you waiting for?

Serving type: cask

03-16-2011 21:47:54 | More by Rhettroactive
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A soapy, medium-white head with low retention. Color was a deep amber with NE-quality clarity. Very unusual in a cask beer. Nose! Ha! As one person put it, it was like sniffing a baggie of fresh Sensimillia. Ho ho. As if I would have any point of reference... Anyway, those CA boys can lay hands on strains of hops that many of us may never toke on, I mean, drink. Mouthfeel was thick, sticky, and resinous. I poured a tad into a bowl to see if it would light, but to no avail. Lots of piney hops on the tongue and on the finish. Speaking of the finish - dig, the groovy light show, man. Smokability: 5.0.

Serving type: cask

12-07-2009 23:06:21 | More by woodychandler
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-cask at the Draught House 41st Anniversary party.

One of the favorites of the evening, Green Flash IPA from the cask pours a translucent, particulate-rich copper orange body with a wisp of khaki foam. Big, fruity aromas of grapefruit and orange peel with yeasty undertones of bread dough backed by caramel & pale malts.

Great flavor, enhanced by the creaminess of the cask conditioning. All the usual suspects were there: hoppy pine and resin, bittering citrus zest, and caramel malts; however the hoppiness was slightly subdued, making this beer much more drinkable than out of the bottle. Fantastic body, with a creamy medium thickness and light carbonation. One of my favorite cask experiences to date...right up there with, nay, better than dry-hopped Ruination.

Serving type: cask

11-08-2009 18:27:06 | More by wagenvolks
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augustgarage

California

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On cask during Green Flash night at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood. Served in a Green Flash pint glass (which the bar told me to take home:-).

Orange-peel tinted amber body with bright highlights - unfiltered, with lots of green hop nuggets in suspension. Two fingers of ivory foam receding by half, leaving behind lovely drapes of lacing.

Aromatics reached my nose before the server even reached my table. Candied ginger, orange zest, apricots, and floral notes. Not much pine, despite these clearly being west coast hops. If this doesn't awaken your senses, nothing will.

Grapefruit, light malt, mint, oregano, hemp, and light earth notes on the palate. Very hop forward, but not excessively bitter. Finish alternates between fruit and herbs. Crisp and somewhat dry overall. Excellent.

Approaching medium bodied, with adequate carbonation. A bit chewy (literally - you'll need to floss after finishing one of these on cask!).

Superior drinkability if you are a hop-head. This is a very pure expression of the style, and works very well on cask.

Serving type: cask

10-21-2009 03:40:02 | More by augustgarage
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sustainabrew

New York

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: The IPA poured from a cask is a hazy golden straw color. A thin off white head resides at the top with a bit of lacing as it recedes.

Aroma: A complex hoppy nose. A strong floral bouquet is followed up with just a hint of sweetness and a nice citrusy back end with pronounced grapefruit notes.

Taste: The flavor is like the nose but intensified. The hops just hit in the same complex interplay of floral and citrusy notes, with a bitterness that lingers on the tongue a while after the sip is done. A slight sweet maltiness is just perceptible in the background, balancing this amazingly hoppy IPA just enough.

Notes: Great cask IPA. Green Flash has made a monstrously hoppy IPA but it is far from a single note beer. The hop flavors come in layers and add an interesting complexity in its own right. The cask brings down the carbonation just enough to let the flavors blend and show off with still just enough bubbles to be crisp and cleanse the palette. Overall one of the better IPA's I have had in a long time.

Serving type: cask

06-22-2009 22:40:16 | More by sustainabrew
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Cask @ the Blind Tiger...1/19/09

Pours a cloudy, hazy, bubble-less blond color. Wow the smell is exploding with citrus and pine. Taste is at first tobacco leaf, grapefruit, hops. Mouthfeel is oily, smooth at first then finishes with a great hop bitterness. Excellent cask beer, would love to try this on tap or the bottle.

Serving type: cask

01-20-2009 01:46:32 | More by bonbini26
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PEBKAC

New York

2.42/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

Last call for me at the Brazen Head Cask Fest. One of the few beers that night(Friday) with any noticeable flavor. If my mouth was having a bad day, then this stuff would of surely killed me on any other.

It's cask, so it ain't exactly pretty. It squeezed off just a touch of head, & the floaties were still groggy, so it's a better then average pour to me.

Imagine lighting some Tibetan medicinal incense(the ones with over 800 "cleansing" ingredients), noticing how "wet" it smells, then promptly suck it up your left nostril. Then chase it with a spritz of Pine-Sol. Double Simcoe, Ruination, this hurts like nothing else I've had. If it was dialed down a notch & a half I could of appreciated it more. It smells better from a distance. :P

Now, regardless of what you read, I'm not a hippy. I just happen to like incense. I have a regular everyday job & the last time I saw a hackey sack, I crushed it with my love of capitalism.

For taste, rancid Ecto-Cooler is probably the easiest way for me to describe the taste. A whole lot of grapefruit juice mixed in with a squeeze of extra harsh SunnyD. Practically burns your throat. Maybe a couple stale croutons are floating around in there, but it's all concentrated hop juice. It's hard to define the alcohol in all this. I'm sure some people drink the stuff for breakfast & toasted with it at their wedding, but it's too much for me.

Mouthfeel, as with nearly all cask pales I've had, is a smidgen thicker then the norm. Sediment is only obvious once you reach the bottom. Even for cask, carbonation was low.

I just can't drink it. I had a few other patrons rooting for me. Even a try & chugging the last few ounces almost ended in disaster.

Serving type: cask

02-27-2008 01:19:28 | More by PEBKAC
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber. No head at all. Nose is saturated pine and peaches. Extremely intense. Flavor is areal zingy concoction. Thick resin edges. Earthy citrus tones. Feel is slick on liquid and the carbonation is low. Feels nice though. Drinkable, but there is a lot of edge to this though that I'm not sure I remember experiencing on the bottle.

Serving type: cask

02-25-2008 11:55:27 | More by RblWthACoz
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madmanjf

New York

2.9/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

From cask ...

The beer poured an orange light brown color with a lacey head that retained well beyond the initial pour. There was a slight cloudiness to the beer, but quite minimal and transparent overall.

The smell was exceptional ... what you'd expect from an IPA. Very fresh on the nose with a grassy pine aroma that you'd expect from a walk in the forest.

The citrus notes came in very strong all the way through from sip to swallow. Grapefruit is the overwhelming flavor, one that I'm not particularly fond of.

This flavor left you with an extremely dry feel in the mouth in terms of the overall finish. I couldn't help but feel parched on the tongue.

The tastes I was not fond of mellowed out after by about the second or third pint; however, the first pint was not easy to drink.

On Night #2 of trying this, I was not able to get past the first pint at all; hence my low score in drinkability.

I'm quite a Hop Head --- but I'm not a fan of grapefruit so it makes it quite difficult for me to appreciate this particular beer despite my love for IPAs.

I'd probably overlook this beer in the future, but would be very interested in trying other beers from this brewery.

Serving type: cask

02-13-2008 20:07:49 | More by madmanjf
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scottoale

California

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the cask at the Liar's, too the pint glass in my hand was a beautiful orange-amber ale, with a cloudy hop residual beneath a 1/4" of clarity, topped by a just off-white frothy, tight head everlasting. A very bright IPA with a glow.

Very piney and grapefruit upfront blitz...much hoppier than I remember this from the bottled version. Sweet malt loaded with citrus and pine, a definite hop-bomb of an IPA.

Pungent grapefruit intro that blazes into a pine forest for a wollop of bitterness and tang. For sure, a crowd pleaser of this style and beyond. Wow, very impressive from the cask...and a good mouth puckering.

Tons of sticky lace coat the whole inside of the glass. Halfway through, the grapefruit turns to a tangerine/orange with a bit more sweetness only to return to the grapefruit dominance, ending in a spikey hop bittering finish. Well done Green Flash!

Healthy medium plus body with a healthy dose of very well-hidden 7% ABV, an all-too-easy to drink, Western-style IPA of hop distinction.

Gotta love it!

Serving type: cask

09-09-2006 08:39:14 | More by scottoale
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Luisfcarrizo

Florida

5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was one of the Best IPAs I've ever had. Really great, citrusy hop profile, a great example of the West Coast IPA.

Appearance: Somewhat dark for an IPA, sort of an burnt orange color. Not a lot of head and pretty much no lacing.

Smell: Great. You get the hops and the citrus right off the bat, but it's clear that there's enough malt here to balance.

Taste: As the label of the beer says, this beer is "Extravagantly Hopped." The citrus is enough to balance the bitterness, but if you shy away from more dry beers this wouldn't be for you.

Mouthfeel: Really nice, pretty thick mouthfeel. Decent carbonation. Not the smoothest beer ever, but at 7.3% ABV this isn't meant to be a smooth session beer anyways.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 21:25:52 | More by Luisfcarrizo
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WyethBednar

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was one of the Best IPAs I've ever had. Really great, citrusy hop profile, a great example of the West Coast IPA.

Appearance: Somewhat dark for an IPA, sort of an burnt orange color. Not a lot of head and pretty much no lacing.

Smell: Great. You get the hops and the citrus right off the bat, but it's clear that there's enough malt here to balance.

Taste: As the label of the beer says, this beer is "Extravagantly Hopped." The citrus is enough to balance the bitterness, but if you shy away from more dry beers this wouldn't be for you.

Mouthfeel: Really nice, pretty thick mouthfeel. Decent carbonation. Not the smoothest beer ever, but at 7.3% ABV this isn't meant to be a smooth session beer anyways.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 19:50:40 | More by WyethBednar
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millertime5125

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brilliant IPA with a very bitter taste pairs great with spicy Tex-Mex food. A deep appearance with a reddish tint. Smooth drinking however has a very bitter taste. Recommended for drinkers who like a strong, flavorful IPA. Drank with burritos and salsa and paired very nicely

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2014 04:12:51 | More by millertime5125
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HopintheSouth

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a Pint glass.
A- rich copper and a light hazy amber on the top and bottom. A rich, frothy head that stays about a quarter inch thick and leaves great lacing.
S- Big aroma, grapefruit, orange, tangerine and earthy pine on the back.
T-Sweet malt with a good hop bite. Like a good west coast IPA, very sweet and pleasant bitterness throughout the glass. At 7.2% this beer is surprisingly drinkable.
M-Again, goes down easy, dry finish and a caramel like malt that allows all the hops present to come alive.

Great beer, I really enjoy this one. I think the 'classic' C' Hop west coast IPA. It's not my favorite but Green Flash always nails it on this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 01:04:16 | More by HopintheSouth
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RobbDogg

New Hampshire

4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got back to a local tavern for a second (and third) pint of this classic West Coast IPA. Big pine and fruit hops and a great bitter finish. Crisp and refreshing, a very drinkable beer. They go down quick and leave you wanting another. A great example of the West Coast style that I will have again whenever I get the chance.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2014 21:17:55 | More by RobbDogg
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ThePaintedGrey

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Half-bomber poured into an imperial pint glass.

A: Pours a murky dark copper with some brushed gold around the edged. Light khaki color head starts around three-fingers, but fades down to about 3/4" and retains for the majority of the experience. Deflates to a creamy cap towards the end. The lacing is a little different than I was expecting. Instead of huge splotches reminiscent to many, many generously hopped IPAs, West Coast leaves the entire glass coated with spiderweb-like wisps of cream colored lace. Awfully interesting! This scores up with the best of 'em in the aesthetics department.

S: The aroma here is absolutely bombastic. Before I lifted the glass to my nose, before I even poured the brew into my glass... Yes, the SECOND I popped the cap off of this bomber, I detected whiffs of gloriously citric hop aroma. A more proper sniff picks up all of the glorious nuances of this extravagant aroma. Tons of fresh pink grapefruit aside mounds of freshly fallen pine needles, with a hint of grass. Absolutely no malt to be found here. This is a symphony dedicated solely to the glory of the hop.

T: A little let down by flavor, mainly because it's nowhere near as intense as the aroma. Don't let this mislead you, however, this is still bursting at the seems with flavor. "Extravagantly hopped," reads the label, and it couldn't be more true. Tons of grapefruit, hints of tangerine, touch of pineapple. All of which resting on a soft bed of caramel malt that acts as little more than a pedestal to prop up the hops as they showcase their excellence. The finish is mostly some pine-like bitterness, with the citrus fading out and not a peep from the malt or alcohol.

M: Nearly full-bodied with an outspoken creaminess that's slick across the palate as the beer swishes in the mouth. Carbonation is average. Finishes with a nice bit of stickiness that feels as though it coated every nook and cranny of your mouth. This allows a lot of the flavors to linger long after the beer has gone down.

O: Green Flash continues to impress me. West Coast IPA is an absolute perfect example of what I want in an IPA. Powerful aromas, stupidly hop-dominated flavor, and devastatingly quaffable. Thank the Beer Gods that I have the second half of the bomber in my fridge to further enjoy this gem!

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 01:00:46 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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kj8525

Colorado

4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a rich amber color with little head.

Smells definitely like a west coast IPA: pine and dankness

The one stand out on this beer was the malt character kind of biscuity and sweet. Good piney/resiny taste with slightly dry finish. Well done green flash!


Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 00:22:08 | More by kj8525
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MadCat

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Nice golden brown color, good white head, leaves great lacing

Smell: Full of pine, resin, citrus, and floral hops

Taste: Pine and resin hops are up front and in your face. They make no apologies. But, if you can make it through that, you'll notice some more delicate hop tones in there as well, next you get to citrus. Then, floral hops come through. There is a nice malt backbone in there to stand up to the massive hops

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation

Overall: This brew is excellent. A top rated beer for sure. Gladly will pick up again as long as it is on the fresh side. This has a best by date of 7/30/14, so I'm assuming that means this is 2 months old.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 00:21:36 | More by MadCat
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured 12oz bottle into New Belgium globe

A-Poured a golden amber pour with slight haze. Solid white head and lacing.

S-Aroma of grapefruit, orange, mango, malts, and pine.

T-The taste is clean with the fruits, pine and malts balanced nicely. Solid bitter profile with a relaxing malt ending.

M-Mouthfeel is medium light body, good carbonation. Clean, crisp, biting finish.

O-Very unique IPA, love the flavors.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 03:21:07 | More by reebtaerG
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(best by date: 01/23/14? or /15? - that part was rubbed out - bought the bottle chilled at Monde Market - it had presumably been chilled for quite some time, they rotate their stock often - carefully poured into a 20oz pint)

A: hazy orange-amber liquid with a messy, sticky creme-colored head - various bubble sizes - saw this might have sediment, so that would account for head structure... nice large drapes of

S: absolutely fantastic blend of fruity, et al, aromas - overall impression is that of a glazed orange-creme donut.... further whiffs reveal subtle sub-aromas of lemon tart and a mixture of chrysanthemum and baby pine needles... holy shit, though, this smell is wow-tastic!... true art in IPA.... booze-y/perfumy alcohol does later poke through

T: bitterness to the fore - this is where more subtle nuances of the hop blend shine - heavy, almost menthol-medicinal pine (could be the alcohol/esters contributing) - tongue scraping bitter... strong, tonic lemon-lime... bit of a green onion zing on the end... i want to say a faint bit of sweet crystal malt in the aftertaste, but that could very well be another (fruit-like) layer of the hops.... certainly a peppery spice, touch of toastiness in the finish.... the orange donut thing, at first silent, slowly inches its way back into your consciousness

M: with all the focus on the electric-neon flavor, the soft-foamy contact and booze-washed, gritty malt foundation gets little notice.... this goes down pretty easily.... bit of a heaviness or nectar-y slickness to its flow - the relentless, burning bitterness balances nicely though... ultimately, dry with a light-moderate boozy glow

O: sorry it took me so long to get back to trying this again - sampled it for the first time maybe 4 years ago.... definitely a stand-out American IPA - nice job!

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 22:37:09 | More by Bouleboubier
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TappaKeggaBrew

Ohio

3.3/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: Cloudy, amber-orange color. Head is a finger of dense, creamy foam. Lacing is impressive all the way to the bottom of the glass.

S: Heavy on the hops aromas, with pine and grapefruit dominating.

T: No time wasted on sweet or grainy malt flavors, this one jumps straight to tangy and bitter hops flavors. As expected from the nose, there's a lot of grapefruit rind and pine resin. There's also some phenol, and showing up late there's a hint of soapy fatty acid, which certainly detracts some from the whole experience.

M: Crisp, somewhat dry, but also fairly smooth.

O: My fourth offering from Green Flash, and since my initial experience with their Double Stout, it's been downhill -- I'd group this one down there with the Hophead Red, and for the same reasons: My main complaint is the lack of balance (true hop-heads who don't care about anything else will like it, but those liking their beers to be "well-rounded" will be disappointed). The soapy flavor that other reviewers have mentioned was also a detracting factor. The taste was the only area where the beer was sub-par, but taste is paramount, IMO.
It's certainly drinkable, but not a winner. And I know from experience that Green Flash can do better.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2014 17:04:48 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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dank203

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this one pours an orange. also smells an orange. citrusy hops. the balance is great, has a certain dryness and spice character, very pleasant malt background. a good one to check off the old list of ipa's for any ipa drinker, up there with sculpin and the like

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 02:11:31 | More by dank203
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StevORugby

Maryland

4.74/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

the green flash was first tried in philadelphia at ortleibs. a great little place to see good music and enjoy several craft beer options. good people make everything more enjoyable and the staff there were friendly and helpful, and deftly navigating a busy hipster crowd. the green flash delivers mucho hops to your face and leaves your palate covered in it. smells like beer and i like beer smells. this is an ipa that is not for those who don't like ipa's, its an ipa drinkers beer... and i recommend this beer called the green flash.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2014 19:39:25 | More by StevORugby
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Green Flash West Coast I.P.A. from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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