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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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6,261 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,261
Reviews: 1,693
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 244
Gots: 689 | 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 Andreji
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So tonight's first beer during the introduction of GF @ hop devil in NYC was this one. by no means extraordinary but by the name itself- and in my willingness to just chillax tonite- this suited well my mood.

Pour is quite orange-toned although not too cloudy, with a decent tannish head atop, rather compact although not too large, but lasting doubtless. carbonation visible within, check.

smell is....well follows suit in this hoppy world. pine coned smell all over. very very green...i dunno how accurate that sounds, but it's how it felt. like diggin in a pinetree forest.

Taste is very strong indeed. barely perceivable malty sweetness at first with a hoppy rush just behind, strongly behind, not overwhelming but definetly dominant. wth a lasting aftertaste. not bad, just a bit strong and too dominant.

The beer in itself is good but i wouldn't drink more than a couple.

Andreji, Mar 23, 2010
Photo of KC9LDB
5/5  rDev +18.5%

KC9LDB, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of Goldfishman
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Goldfishman, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of OgreSanchez
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

OgreSanchez, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

MakeMineADoubleJack, May 16, 2014
Photo of pearljam118
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

pearljam118, May 15, 2012
Photo of dgeebs07
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

dgeebs07, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Ispeakforthetrees, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of unclekeith
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

unclekeith, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of adamant1912
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

adamant1912, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of PhineasGage
5/5  rDev +18.5%

PhineasGage, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of cvm4
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - It's a hazy copper, almost reddish/brown in color. Good off white 2 finger head that dissipated into a nice layer above the beer.

S - Hops galore from the smell. Complimented nicely by sweet, citrus scents of orange and grapefruit.

T - Bitter that lasts from beginning to end. Orange peel and malts peek through.

M - Prickly on the mouth, not sticky. Medium bodied.

O - Hoppy and no finesse. But, it's a good thing sometimes.

cvm4, May 22, 2012
Photo of Mikexw
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Mikexw, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of ZimZamZoom
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I dig the West Coast stubby bottles. This beer is seriously chill-hazed amber color with a nice light tan head. Lacing is rock solid. I might have pulled this from about a 40 degree beer fridge, surprised at the haze...

Aroma is big and citrusy hops. Not a lot of malt backing up this floral display. I'm ok with that today. Yeah the taste comes in big on the hop citrus, mixed fairly nicely with some caramel sweet malt. The whole thing quickly turns bitter, almost drawing a shudder from me on my first big sip. This is good bitter. It eases back quickly but leaves remnants of it self on the palate for many seconds to follow.

Good body, nice smooth feel with maybe a little less carbonation than I would prefer. Still a nice effort and really the epitomy of what I expect from the west coast in general. Another reason to love San Diego!

ZimZamZoom, Jun 07, 2008
Photo of Gushue3
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- hazy orange with a nice 1+ finger white head qith great head retention. Nice lacing is left after the head goes away.

S- heavy on the pine scent with nose citrus notes to support.

T- big bitterness up front that carries all the way to the end. Bitterness is much like the nose, mainly piney and some citrus in there too. Piney bitterness lingers long after the sip is gone. Unbalanced the way i like it

M- light to medium feel with similar carbonation. Finish leaves my mouth somewhat wet. Nice

O- well made IPA. Everything is good in this one.

Gushue3, Jun 14, 2011
Photo of Bdel34
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Bdel34, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

BostonPhilly, Dec 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

CesarLopes, Jun 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

kmos27, May 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

boszormeny, Dec 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

slimntubbs, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of BeerDawgs
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A 22oz bottle shipped out to the East Coast from Escondido, CA

A - A cloudy copper, with 2 big fingers of head, and a massive sticky lace left all over the glass, all the way down

S - The smell is outstanding. A hop lovers dream. Huge citrus notes, floral. Grapefruit, slight bitter finish. Well balanced...

T - A huge hop wallop up front, with big citrus and piny flavors. Extremely well balanced.

M - Full bodied, very high carbonation! Oily and amazingly hoppy aftertaste.

O - Wow, another damn good west coast IPA. Very happy that Green Flash will be distributing to Georgia very soon. It wil be a regular purchase. If you are a hophead, get this beer if you can...

BeerDawgs, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

IrishGermanAmerican, Nov 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

kjrod20, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of Travisnin
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Travisnin, Feb 05, 2012
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,261 ratings.