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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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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,768 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,768
Reviews: 1,659
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 219
Gots: 482 | FT: 9
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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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-07-2012 06:34:44 | More by InfernoBoss
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sourgrass

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -23%

10-07-2012 00:45:59 | More by sourgrass
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profondo

Sweden

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

10-06-2012 23:06:35 | More by profondo
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DelMontiac

Oklahoma

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

Green Flash West Coast IPA poured from a 22oz bottle into a Crown and Rose pub imperial pint glass is a very clear honey gold color topped with three fingers of thick sticky white uniform foam. Lacing is substantial.

Big hop nose consisting of citrus rinds, pine sap, and floral scents. Bready malt lies beneath it all.

Sweet caramel malt, honey/lemon, peppery spice, and monster oily hop outpouring work magic in this fantastic mix.

Dry with nice medium feel with perfect carb.

A winner for hopheads. Must have more.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 02:57:26 | More by DelMontiac
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hopspiller

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

10-05-2012 02:12:45 | More by hopspiller
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JLapadura

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

10-05-2012 02:00:08 | More by JLapadura
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Mosstrooper

California

4.73/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 22oz bottle into Guinness branded tulip-style pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a large, thick and bubbly off-white head that stays around for a while and leaves behind lots of bubbly white lace around the glass.

Smell: Citric, floral, and earthy hop aromas are dominant with a slight bready backing.

Taste: Once again, the hops really shine through. Begins citrusy with a slight piney flavor, then rounds out to melon and tropical fruit flavors. The finish has pleasant West Coast hop bitterness with just enough biscuity malt flavor to round out the beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with balanced carbonation and a slick, oily finish.

Overall: An excellent beer and a definite benchmark for West Coast-style IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 00:48:47 | More by Mosstrooper
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ceberly

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

10-05-2012 00:26:10 | More by ceberly
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MattPS

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

10-04-2012 23:36:34 | More by MattPS
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brealbg

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-04-2012 16:33:59 | More by brealbg
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Adamb729

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

10-04-2012 00:23:03 | More by Adamb729
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BlackBearForge

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle marked: Bottled on 09/13/2012

West Coast IPA is bright coppery amber, a little cloudy with a thick creamy head that forms a chunky coating as it falls and leaves ample amounts of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Bright citrusy and wildly floral hops are strong in the aroma with clean fresh baked bread in the malts.

The hop flavors really come through in the flavor with strong grapefruit tones and equally strong pine resins and all backed by an malt presence that is just shy of being the equal of the hops. The malts themselves are like fresh baked bread with just a hint of caramel. While a hop heads dream, this is a nicely balanced ale. This beer actually seems to be just shy of the Imperial IPA territory.

The mouthfeel is a dream, full and creamy but not heavy at all with a perfect balance of carbonation.

What a treat! In our market these beers are a bit too expensive to drink all the time so I can only envy those who live nearer the brewery. This is an excellent beer!

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 23:06:11 | More by BlackBearForge
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drumdude73

Iowa

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-03-2012 15:09:58 | More by drumdude73
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eek42

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

10-03-2012 01:44:39 | More by eek42
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Lovely85

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

10-03-2012 00:54:11 | More by Lovely85
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brandon911

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

10-02-2012 03:09:02 | More by brandon911
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wo87810

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-01-2012 20:34:37 | More by wo87810
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

10-01-2012 18:23:49 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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Danny1217

Florida

4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours quite dark for an IPA. Rich amber with a thick off-white head.
Smells very pungent. Strong hop smell giving off some earthy pine and citrus smells. The smell makes me crave it.
Strong hop flavor as well. Full bodied and smooth. Grapefruit, pine, and all that good stuff. A nice malt profile as well to balance it (though it is still decidedly hop-forward.)

One of the best IPAs I've had in recent memory. I'll be revisiting this soon. Very glad these guys now distribute in Florida.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 04:33:16 | More by Danny1217
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Phacoman

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

10-01-2012 02:50:36 | More by Phacoman
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-30-2012 23:00:01 | More by beerhunter13
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slim2043

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

09-30-2012 17:52:06 | More by slim2043
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hirliman

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-30-2012 01:37:07 | More by hirliman
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Nage37

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-30-2012 00:52:15 | More by Nage37
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Prestonlegal

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-29-2012 15:20:44 | More by Prestonlegal
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,768 ratings.