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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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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,767 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,767
Reviews: 1,753
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 290
Gots: 965 | FT: 11
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
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Photo of larryarms847
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of jrfehon33
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:  The beer pours hazy light brown with a slight amber hint.

Smell: You get a nice whiff of hops and definitely citrus.

Taste: This beer encapsulates everything I love about IPAs! It's crisp, hoppy, and has a nice grapefruit and orange citrus taste. But there isn't much bite to it. It's smooth and well balanced.

Mouth Feel: It's so crisp and with a nice amount of carbonation. Plus the fullness of the flavor continues through the whole sip.

Overall: This is a beer every IPA fan should not only try but keep stocked in their fridge. Another great IPA from a southern California brewery.

Photo of JCam9981
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of DerrickW
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of ZorPrime
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Both this one in New York, NY. Tasted on March 1st, 2009.

Beer pours as a amber color. Some hazyness. Not much head?!... Would have thought to see a bigger head. oh well.

Smell: Hops, Hops and Hops. Floral hops mainly. The smell hit you hard. Very intense and very good.

Taste: Intense taste of hops. More of a citrus hop taste than a pine hop (my favorite). Overall not bad. In the taste, you feel the alcool.

Drinkability: The medium bodied beer. Well at 7%, not a go to everyday beer for me. One in a session is enough too. After one, your palate is all ruined anyway :)

Excellent American IPA. It has a taste similar to the Imperial IPA for La Duchesse here in Quebec. Good beer

Photo of kaseydad
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass and stays true with a massive creamy head which stays consistent throughout the consumption process. Looks like cream on top.

The aroma consists of floral, pine, citrus and grapefruit smells. Very enticing.

A bitter taste which lingers on the tastebuds. There is a noticable malty presence as well. I was expecting a harshness by the look and smell, but it never came. If you're looking for sweetness, no admittance.

Very easy to put back a few of these at a sitting.

A job well done from the Brew Flash crew. This may become a staple in the man fridge for years to come.

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of scxcrunner
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of jriggins6
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of ale207
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of BamfBacon
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of CSO
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of IronCitySteve
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A deep golden color with some copper twinges. A 2 finger head with some nice lacing.

S: Not what I was expecting, but not too bad. Mostly hops, a good hop blend, citrus and pine with a little sweet malt as an undertone.

T: A really nice mixture of hops galore with some caramel which really balance out this beer.

M: Leaves a most bitter taste on the palate, which is quite enjoyable.

D: Hop heads this is a really good beer to have!

Photo of boszormeny
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of jneiswender
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a one pint six ounce bottle into a tall mug and served cool.

Brilliant clear brown body and an off white head

Pine and candy

Pine and woody with some sweet grain aftertaste

Watery and very still

Flavors are nice but the mouthfeel is a bit thin

Photo of Gtreid
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of BostonPhilly
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of HeadyTheElder
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Bottled on date of 1/21- very fresh. Light amber color with an off white head that has a fair amount of lacing and retention. Perfectly carbonated.

S- A true highlight of this beer. Great citrus smell with strong hints of grapefruit. The floral hop aroma is powerful...in a great way.

T- Hop forward. Pine with citrus/fruit flavors up front with a warm, bitter finish. Very hoppy as we have come to expect from WC IPA's. Strong bitterness level (95 IBU), but finds a way to remain smooth and flavorful throughout with just enough of a malt base to avoid an astringent flavors.

M- Medium to full bodied. Little oily. Dry finish

O- Quintessential "West Coast" style beer here. I know we have advanced craft brew to the point that variations of all beer styles are brewed all over the country to where there really is no "west coast" label, but i understand what GF is aiming for here and they hit the target. Fantastic ale that would be delicious any time of year. Near the top of its class for sure. Heck, even the burps taste good!

4 pack for $8.49

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of andrewinski1
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a regular ol' pint glass. Nice light caramel color with a good two finger head that becomes a solid eighth inch lacing. Smells like sweet candy with a hint of melon and slight bit of orange. Taste is a decent balance of slightly sweet malt and slight pine flavor. The bitterness and malt sweetness balance pretty nicely. This is a medium bodied brew that tastes great. I know I couldn't find a date code on these bottles, and I've had this fresher on tap and it was amazing. The fact that I can still enjoy it a couple months later is quite a relief, but it's not ideal. Bottom line: delicious brew.

Photo of FrankShirley
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of 1Sundown2C
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,767 ratings.