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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

6,170 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,170
Reviews: 1,689
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 240
Gots: 645 | 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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Photo of kjrod20
4/5  rDev -5.2%

kjrod20, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Wolberjs, Jun 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Travisnin, Feb 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

RayUF07, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of jbphoto88
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An warm orange beer with yellow highlights and a delicate tan head that thins but never disappears. A very nice display of bubbles can be seen as the brew is quite clear, almost to the point of being to thin.

The scent suggests otherwise. Very bold hoppy notes with citrus and pine battling over subtle malts.

The taste starts sweet but moves to a lemony grapefruit sour and a hop spice bitter bite. There is a nice astringency that leaves your tongue puckered but also with a warm malt flavor that coats the top of your licker and carries on down your throat.

Wonderful medium bodied American IPA. It has all the flavors and smells of an imperial but not so much that it hammers you over the head with hops. Easy to drink and hard not to enjoy.

jbphoto88, Jun 14, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

jaminjohnson, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of Denzo
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Denzo, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of Westyn
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Westyn, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of timtim
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a hazy copper orange with a nice white head and leaves a nice lace... had this on bottled as well and was also impressed... nose is grapefruit, citrusy and floral with a little pine... tastes totally grafruity and bitter, but not overboard... a hophead extrvaganza

timtim, Jun 17, 2007
Photo of vacax
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ.

Pours light amber, with a thick-thick white head. Yes, double thick. I could scoop up the head with an ice cream scoop and eat it from a cone. Smells like ruby red grapefruit juice, hints of floral tea, floral in the form of rose and geranium. Mostly tastes of grapefruit and pine, intense yes, though somehow not as intense as the bottled version seemed to me, which was surprising. Nice medium, sticky body, and prickly carbonation. For me, the tap version is more quaffable than the fresh bottles. Tasty.

vacax, Oct 14, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

wolf_switzer, Sep 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Prospero, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of maddogruss
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a glass bottle into a glass mug.

A: Pours a cloudy, amber body with a white head with poor retention, but with some decent lacing.

S: A nice, hoppy smell with some sweet, citrus undertones.

T: A nice, dry hoppy taste with a earthy, sweet citrus aftertaste that did well to compliment the hop taste. After a few drinks, the alcohol in the beer was quite warming. Nice, well-balanced taste overall.

M: A smooth and silky mouthfeel that is very pleasant on the palette.

D: A nice, drinkable IPA with a good combination of mouthfeel and taste. A smooth and easy going beer that I could drink for a while. A very nice brew.

maddogruss, Aug 10, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

leroybrown10, Oct 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

jayhawk73, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

vicsju1991, Dec 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ltdantheman, Aug 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

4ster, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

CesarLopes, Jun 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

kornkid8600, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

mmcnaughton, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of cavedave
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just finishing this one, not gonna do a clinical breakdown of attributes for this one. It's a beer that gets to the point, and so will this review. It's called West Coast IPA and the name fits, all the hop craft of Cal. brewing is in this one, it is the full range of hop goodness, presented in extreme for an IPA, and it has a mouth rocking fine flavor profile, everything you might figure its name implies is in here. Get it, try it, you'll love this one. Best? No. In the same league? Definitely

cavedave, May 14, 2010
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jjheinrichs, Dec 19, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

MPSTARR, May 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

mecmd, Jan 27, 2012
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,170 ratings.