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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94
outstanding

6,656 Ratings
THE BROS
100
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Ratings: 6,656
Reviews: 1,733
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 268
Gots: 873 | 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:
95 IBU

(Beer added by: xlperro on 03-26-2005)
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge whafts of high alpha acid hops in the nose. This has a great smell. Pine, citrus and a floral aroma.

The color is orange and has a pillowy white head.
very clear. Beautiful lacing along the glass.

The taste is sharp and has lots of bite. Some sweetness from the malts with a slightly grainy taste. Smooth moouthfeel with loads of pine coupled with a sweet character. The finish is spicy and has quite a bit of a piney character. There is a bold grapefruit note that lingers on my tongue.

Very tasty and the hops are surely over the top. This is what I was expecting from the west coast IPA. Delicious

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3.25/5  rDev -23%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of rapidsequence
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz stubby.

Appearance: Perfectly clear golden orange. The head is big, thick, and fluffy. It leaves very nice lacing.

Smell: Stiff and pungent hops. Piney and grapefruity. Hops and more hops. What a great smelling IPA.

Taste: Hops. Pine, sweet orange, pineapple, bitter grapefruit. From midway through the finish there's nice caramelly sweetness that luckily fails to balance the hops. This doesnt leave a long bitter aftertaste though-- it finishes relatively clean, sweet, and a little toasty.

Mouthfeel: Nice. The hops are coating and resiny. Makes for a nice feel.

Drinkability: All day. This one's great at the beach, or anytime.

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Beerenauslese
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Kaya in Pittsburgh

Pours clear deep gold with a small head that dissipates quickly into a fine ring. Small amount of lacing.

Strong aromas of piney hops and citrus peel.

Flavors of malt followed by deep bitter hops and grapefruit. Tongue numbing hop level.

Body is light and carbonation is crisp.

This is very drinkable and tasting fresh on draft.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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

A: Nice amber/brown color with a slightly off-white head that persists.

S: Hops with a bit of sweetness. Nice.

T: Excellent mix of hops and malt. There is some nice bready/caramel malt back there that is always in the back of the tastebuds. Also, just a bit of grassiness. And, most importantly, you've got a good bit of pretty fresh tasting hops at the forefront. There is also a decent level of bitterness back there too.

M: Good, solid medium mouthfeel with some resiny quality.

D: Very drinkable. Part of that is due to the great taste of this, but also everything is nicely balanced - with maybe a bit of an emphasis on the hops - so you could stick to this for an evening and not be disappointed.

Very well done IPA. I'm proud to have this labeled as "West Coast IPA." I'd say it's a fitting IPA. This is one San Diego brewer with the potential to go places.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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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 6,656 ratings.