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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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This IPA is a cloudy amber color with some floaties bobbing around and settling at the bottom. The head is thick and foamy, fairly dense, about a full finger tall. Lacing sticks to the glass by way of a good amount of patching.
This beer's aroma is pungent, a strong and varied hops bouquet not lacking complexity. It starts off with lots of grapefruit, juice, zest, peel, the whole thing, with a floral and herbal element to back it up before some pure, resinous pine comes through. Malts are enough to genuinely add balance to this very strongly-hopped brew, adding enough caramel sweetness to curb any abrasiveness the bitterness provides.
On the tongue, the hop onslaught is immediate, and it's very much the same: the tart, sour very lightly sweet and bitter combination of ruby red grapefruit, pine resin, flora, pure leaf and herb, rounded out by a little mint. Caramel comes in with it to keep it balanced from the beginning, adding a little bread with a touch of dryness, almost toasty.
This one's pretty dry the whole way, though the body is semi-dry until the finish, where I would definitely consider it dry. The juiciness makes the mouth water and helps with the dryness. Otherwise it's nicely crisp and has a bit of smoothness running through the medium body as well.

Brenden, Dec 10, 2013
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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,135 ratings.