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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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6,909 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,909
Reviews: 1,781
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 316
Gots: 1,081 | FT: 10
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

Prior to 2014 7.3% ABV
2014 and later 8.1% ABV
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Photo of Winston3737
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of hwwty4
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mymrnngjckt for this one.

Poured a 12oz bottle into my Tripel Karmeliet tulip. This beer pours a bright orangey amber with a rocky 3 finger off white head that leaves ample lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is hops, mostly apricot and mango but also a bit off fresh cut grass. Not surprisingly, hops dominate the aroma, leaving my tongue in anticipation of what was about to come. The flavor is big hops. Dried Apricots are the major flavor with hints of mango, pine and grass. I have to say that it almost has a fake apricot flavor to it. A bit strange to me. The aftertaste is a nice bitter finish, making you long for another sip. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but it leaves a nice coating of hoppy residue all over the mouth. This is a good IPA, something I would love to drink again.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of RoamingGnome
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dr. K for giving me a couple of really tasty IPAs to try out.

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a tulip style pint glass.

A) Darker orange, slightly hazy. There was easily 2 fingers of somewhat rocky looking white head. This had really nice retention and lacing all the way down the glass.

S) Piney, pineapple, other tropical fruit. There is strong citrus presence, particularly grapefruit.

T) Follows the nose. Good malt base, but definitely the hop explosion I was hoping for. Pine/Citrus. A little sweetness on the backend, caramel or raw sugar.

M) Medium body, not overly carbonated. A real smooth feeling, with a bitter finish that lingers for a bit. It's kind of like you just had grapefruit for breakfast.

O) Nice... Paired this with some Thai takeout, and it went really well. I would gladly drink this on a regular basis if it were available in these parts.

Photo of ConradKenney
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of jamie2dope
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a six pack of this beer at the Wine Gallery in Brookline Massachusetts. Poured in to my Sam Adams pint glass a mild hazy orange, with a clingy, large white head, and tiny pieces of sediment floating here and there. Nose gives off a perfume of pungent, oily hops, pine tree, hints of citrus, and fresh cream. Taste is full of complexities, many of which include some of the smells above. The most remarkable aspect of it is the hop flavor, which comes in waves, and leaves your taste buds a bit numb and beaten up. Body is thick, and oily...pretty big and bold for this style. Although the flavors are really strong and come right at you, I could probably put four or five of these back easily. This is a very good IPA IMO. I have to admit that I have not been very impressed with any of the Green Flash big beers that I have tried (Stout and DIPA). This one on the other hand is a sure winner, and one that I will be buying again in the future. Cheers

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of AmitC
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really appreciate the brew.

Poured from the odd shaped 12 oz bottle into my snifter.

A very clear amber color. Neat. Excellent head over three fingers thick, that disappears into a strongly staying head of off white color. Super awesome lacing. Sticks like gum. Some bubbles seen rising up. Perfect and top notch.

Aroma: Some citrus and flowery aroma upfront. A nice malt backbone that is sweet, caramel and bread like. Very nice but not a lot of strength. Fades rather fats and i am assuming my nose is now overpowered by a lot of smells.

Taste: Excellent taste. Though not a lot of bitterness, but for a single IPA it does the trick. Earthy, slightly citrus, piney and bit oil like. Some bitterness upfront with a nice thick bready malt middle and good enough bitterness towards the end. I like the taste. Bitter finish.

Mouth feel: More medium bodied and slightly fuller. Moderate carbonation. Mild hop derived astringency. Good alcohol strength and no burning sensation what soever.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of JRed
3.58/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep orange in body topped by immense fluffy head that sticks around for a while. Aroma of citrus, pine, hops, light soap, grass, and slight alcohol. Strong flavors of citrus, grass, soap, pine, alcohol towards the finish mingles with some off flavors. Medium bodied brew with some mild thickness. The pine/alcohol mixture has a bit of a burn to it which makes the beer a challenge on the palate and stomach. Enjoyable but not anything to write home about.

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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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,909 ratings.