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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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6,117 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,117
Reviews: 1,689
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 242
Gots: 619 | 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%

Hopheadhiker, Apr 25, 2013
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 21, 2012
Photo of DavidST
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

--Note: while this is a good review for them, its likely from an older bottle and I'll update it when they get their bottling dates.

Poured from a stubby 12oz bottle into a pint glass. No bottled date, but still has the green label. I realize this is older, but I'm been craving the stuff.

This pours a nice golden amber color with a large off white head with good lacing, there are also lots of large yeast dregs floating around. The smells are of hops and lots of them grapefruit, pine, and underneath I get some caramel malts. Body is medium. For an older IPA, this is still pretty hoppy not the super hoppy experience I had on tap but there are plenty of piney and grapefruit tastes in there, there is also a slightly sweeter / caramel flavor which I didn't notice with the overpowering hops while this was fresh. Overall the older bottle isn't up to the 2 week old on tap I had, but its still pretty tasty, even older this is better than many IPAs out there.

DavidST, Sep 03, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

mecmd, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of Lunch
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at Frisco Grille in Columbia, MD into a shaker pint glass at the appropriate temperature (01/14/10).

A: Pours a nice golden amber with an orange hue, capped with one finger of a white head that dissolves into a collar leaving some ringed and patchy lace.

S: Excellent aroma of citrus hops followed by some sweet nectar and pine.

T:Citrus hops hit the palate first and they are fully engulfed in a sweet nectar containing a slight caramel flavor. Layers of pine, mango, peach, and pineapple are apparent as well. Some nice bitterness lingers into and after the finish.

M: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation and no hint at all of the 7% abv.

D: Very drinkable and rather sessionable as long as you enjoy a full flavored American IPA with a decent degree of bitterness.

Overall this has always been a favorite of mine and this on-tap version seemed extremely fresh. Highly Recommended.

Lunch, Jan 15, 2010
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Callmecoon, May 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

nheinzie57, Feb 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

4ster, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Westyn, Aug 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

teamwiggum, Jan 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jjheinrichs, Dec 19, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

Adkins1203, Nov 02, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -46.7%

mwbrady12, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of dmamiano
4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks to fellow ba ahareberger for this
lovin it for sure!
pours a hazy copper with a small head(easy pour) and noticable lacing displayed, ringing down the glass.
Citrus rinds. Grapefruit and hammering malts are the dominating aroma.
Taste is off the charts. Great balance of hops vs. malt. Huge evidence of citrusy hops backed up powerfully by a punch of malts.
There is a flavor in here I love. Like a "grainy malt" or something. Must explore more.

dmamiano, Jul 10, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

leroybrown10, Oct 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

IrishGermanAmerican, Nov 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

brentblack1, Sep 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up at my work yesterday.

Appearance- golden amber color, thin foamy head

Smell- floral,, piney hops, very nice

Taste- nice piney hop flavor

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- very nice, I could have quite a few of these. It's a really good IPA.

jeffjeff1, Jul 08, 2010
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

BostonPhilly, Dec 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

anticipation23, May 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Denzo, Dec 28, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A reddish orange amber color, with a clingy sticky head on it.

S- Great hoppy smelly, very fruity and floral, dry, and juicy as far as a smelly.

T- Clean yet meaty and the bitterness really attacks the back of the tongue. Something sweet with a hit of caramel and kiss of vanilla with this huge hop taste. The hops are meaty and aggressive, but this is an IPA and one should expect something that is hop forward, screw this 'balance' crap. This beer is sexy tasty.

M- Great mouthfeel, a juicy lush feel, yet the hops are kicking some tongue butt. Not sure if this will kill off my palate, but I don't think a complex beer will be next on the line up.

D- Easy to drink for sure, wish I had a 6 pack instead.

Wetpaperbag, Feb 20, 2010
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

chcfan, Nov 28, 2011
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4.27/5  rDev +1.2%

rkarimi, Jun 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Bdel34, Jan 25, 2013
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,117 ratings.