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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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6,492 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,492
Reviews: 1,714
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 256
Gots: 787 | FT: 8
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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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.58/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

P- Grape and Gourmet in Va Beach!

A- pours a a frothy head. Very thick and lustrous. one and half finger and hangs around. A burnt orange color that is cloudy.

S- grapefruit and pine hops. slight malt and alcohol.

T- bitter hops with a taint of citrus. a yeasty/bready malt and alcohol is not prevalent at all. Very hoppy!

M- dry and and like biting into a biscuity hop. Too much hop for me but if you like hops you will like this bad boy.

D- not hard yet not easy for me. Like i said if you like hoppy beers you would like this. It is too dry and bitter for me. I have grown to like IPA's and this one reminds me of why i used to dislike them. a decent beer overall.

Dodo2step, Aug 30, 2008
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4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass. Note this was used in a blind taste test with 4 other regular IPAs, so some of my comments reflect on this beer compared to the others.

A: A nice light copper color with beautiful head and lacing. Nice looking beer.

S: Here is where comparison to other beers really makes this one stand out. Hops, almost all hops on the nose with a huge grapefruit citrus smell. Almost overwhelming.

T: Hops on the front again with that grapefruit citrus flavor with tons of bitterness. Some malt is underlying to hold it together, but the taste is predominantly citrus hops mixed with some faint pine/grass hops. Very light for a 7% ABV beer.

M: Light to medium mouthfeel with no traces of alcohol. Not overly carbonated or oily or resiny. Nice mouth bitterness from the hops.

D: High. Very good beer that can be sessioned IMO. They go down very smoothly.

Overall another great west coast IPA that wants to show off it hops muscle. Compared to other IPAs we tasted this beer far and away had the most citrus hop charactaristics to it, and it was being compared to some stud IPAs too like Racer 5 and Two Hearted. I'll seek this one out again, it would be great on a hot summer day.

Update 11/15/10. I felt the need to update my review of a fresh bottle I just enjoyed. This beer is so damn good it should be outlawed. If you like hops and you like bitter clean drinkable IPAs, this one is for you. The massive fruit flavors just pop as the hops dance on your tongue. Bitterness is crazy at the finish, but it's so good. WCIPA and Smutty Finest Kind are maybe two of the hoppiest and bitter IPAs I've had. Wonderful.

Kadonny, Apr 23, 2008
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4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours clear chestnut amber with a 1/2 inch of fluffy off white head. Leaves complex webs if sticky lacing.

S-Dry and citrusy. Tangerine skins, grapefruit, peach juice.

T/M-Dry, sharp hoppiness with a lovely, bready malt character. Really well balanced. Bracing hop bitterness with peripheral citrus sweetness.

O-A classic West Coast IPA.

DaveHS, Sep 23, 2011
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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,492 ratings.