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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

Educational use only; do not reuse.

6,787 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,787
Reviews: 1,757
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 293
Gots: 983 | FT: 11
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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 03-26-2005

95 IBU
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Spaten tumbler glass. Color is a dark and cloudy orange. Head is barley one finger and just a hint off of bright white. Lace looks as if it's going to stick a bit.

Smell is bright citrus. Yellow grapefruit mixed with pineapple. There is some pine notes and also some earthy notes from the Columbus. Just a bit of yeast is there too. Quite a nice nose on this one.

Taste is a lot brighter than the nose. The bitter hops have won this one outright. The main taste initially is grapefruit rind. There is just a hint of sweet orange trying to stop the abuse my tongue is taking. As this warms it mellows some and the pine resin flavors are coming through. There is a bit of pineapple in the taste also.

Mouth is just as bright and wonderful as the taste and nose. Very refreshing and light in bodied.

Overall I think this is named perfectly. The West Coast is where you are going to find most of the IPA's that ruin the palate this way. Quite enjoyable and a must seek out for any IPA fan!!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, pours a copper amber color with a fluffy very light tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, hazy

S: pungent grapefruit peel and piney hops, lemon and orange zest, fresh floral smells, malt sweetness

T: intense bitter flavor up front primarily grapefruit peel, just enough malt to balance, finish is astringent pine resin

M: full bodied with good carbonation and a lingering aftertaste

O: a very good IPA, floral fragrance is the best part, it is intensely bitter, hop lovers only please

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Bottled on date of 1/21- very fresh. Light amber color with an off white head that has a fair amount of lacing and retention. Perfectly carbonated.

S- A true highlight of this beer. Great citrus smell with strong hints of grapefruit. The floral hop aroma is powerful...in a great way.

T- Hop forward. Pine with citrus/fruit flavors up front with a warm, bitter finish. Very hoppy as we have come to expect from WC IPA's. Strong bitterness level (95 IBU), but finds a way to remain smooth and flavorful throughout with just enough of a malt base to avoid an astringent flavors.

M- Medium to full bodied. Little oily. Dry finish

O- Quintessential "West Coast" style beer here. I know we have advanced craft brew to the point that variations of all beer styles are brewed all over the country to where there really is no "west coast" label, but i understand what GF is aiming for here and they hit the target. Fantastic ale that would be delicious any time of year. Near the top of its class for sure. Heck, even the burps taste good!

4 pack for $8.49

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Both this one in New York, NY. Tasted on March 1st, 2009.

Beer pours as a amber color. Some hazyness. Not much head?!... Would have thought to see a bigger head. oh well.

Smell: Hops, Hops and Hops. Floral hops mainly. The smell hit you hard. Very intense and very good.

Taste: Intense taste of hops. More of a citrus hop taste than a pine hop (my favorite). Overall not bad. In the taste, you feel the alcool.

Drinkability: The medium bodied beer. Well at 7%, not a go to everyday beer for me. One in a session is enough too. After one, your palate is all ruined anyway :)

Excellent American IPA. It has a taste similar to the Imperial IPA for La Duchesse here in Quebec. Good beer

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4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass and stays true with a massive creamy head which stays consistent throughout the consumption process. Looks like cream on top.

The aroma consists of floral, pine, citrus and grapefruit smells. Very enticing.

A bitter taste which lingers on the tastebuds. There is a noticable malty presence as well. I was expecting a harshness by the look and smell, but it never came. If you're looking for sweetness, no admittance.

Very easy to put back a few of these at a sitting.

A job well done from the Brew Flash crew. This may become a staple in the man fridge for years to come.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,787 ratings.