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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

6,124 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,124
Reviews: 1,689
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 243
Gots: 626 | 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%

jxc5, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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

I've had Green Flash West Coast IPA a million times–it's crazy that I have yet to review it. It's finally time. I had a pint of this last weekend at The Pub at the University of Chicago (yes, we have a beer bar on campus...). Served in a regular old pint glass.

Appearance (4.25/5): Deep copper, almost amber hue, translucent, hazy, one-finger white bubbly head, lots of sticky, resinous white residue clings to the sides of the glass.

Smell (4.5/5): Oh, glorious hops! Green Flash has one of the finest noses on an IPA. It features wonderfully dank grapefruit and pine notes, with some herbal and floral overtones. A hint of sweet malt in the background. Very green and lush. This is one pungent ale. Hats off to Green Flash for crafting such a good nose.

Taste (4.5/5): From the get-go, I get straight grapefruit pith–very bitter and dry. The complexity here is something to behold, though. Resinous piney notes surface, along with some herbal and floral notes hinted at in the aroma. I'm getting a bit of orange peel in there, too. Green Flash didn't skimp on the malt–it's of good quality and really plays the supporting role well, not getting in the way of the luxurious hoppiness of the beer.

Mouthfeel (5/5): Prickly, moderately puckering, very dry, and an exceptionally long and bitter finish. Medium carbonation and body round out the pristine mouthfeel. Perhaps the perfect example of what a West Coast style IPA's mouthfeel should be.

Overall (4.5/5): Green Flash West Coast IPA is a classic of the style and a must for any hop head.

hagbergl, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

tubeman, Jan 19, 2013
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tomholland, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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tbryan5, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

doucmehu, Jan 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,124 ratings.