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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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6,983 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,983
Reviews: 1,798
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 319
Gots: 1,140 | 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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 03-26-2005

95 IBU

Prior to 2014 7.3% ABV
2014 and later 8.1% ABV
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Ratings: 6,983 | Reviews: 1,798
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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a six pack of this beer at the Wine Gallery in Brookline Massachusetts. Poured in to my Sam Adams pint glass a mild hazy orange, with a clingy, large white head, and tiny pieces of sediment floating here and there. Nose gives off a perfume of pungent, oily hops, pine tree, hints of citrus, and fresh cream. Taste is full of complexities, many of which include some of the smells above. The most remarkable aspect of it is the hop flavor, which comes in waves, and leaves your taste buds a bit numb and beaten up. Body is thick, and oily...pretty big and bold for this style. Although the flavors are really strong and come right at you, I could probably put four or five of these back easily. This is a very good IPA IMO. I have to admit that I have not been very impressed with any of the Green Flash big beers that I have tried (Stout and DIPA). This one on the other hand is a sure winner, and one that I will be buying again in the future. Cheers

Photo of ThinkAgain
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of IronLover
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep copper hazy color. Big off-white thick head that dissipates very slowly and leaves a nice cap. Lazy wet lacings that hang around for a while. Big floral aroma with grapefruit and pine. A big wallop of hop flavor up front that smooths into and a brief toasted malty flavor and exits with a long lingering piney aftertaste. It's amazing the malt character is able to poke throught with all of the hops. Very smooth almost buttery feel. Very enjoyable. Very drinkable.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Franziskaner
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber orange in color with a bit of cloudiness. A millimeter thin layer of foam rests on top. I've had this before but it's been awhile. Fantastic intense grapefruit like hop aroma. Best smelling IPA I know of. Pretty smooth mouthfeel with a bit of hop stickiness. Intense hop flavor is well balanced with a light malt backbone. Love this.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of azdback
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Spaten tumbler glass. Color is a dark and cloudy orange. Head is barley one finger and just a hint off of bright white. Lace looks as if it's going to stick a bit.

Smell is bright citrus. Yellow grapefruit mixed with pineapple. There is some pine notes and also some earthy notes from the Columbus. Just a bit of yeast is there too. Quite a nice nose on this one.

Taste is a lot brighter than the nose. The bitter hops have won this one outright. The main taste initially is grapefruit rind. There is just a hint of sweet orange trying to stop the abuse my tongue is taking. As this warms it mellows some and the pine resin flavors are coming through. There is a bit of pineapple in the taste also.

Mouth is just as bright and wonderful as the taste and nose. Very refreshing and light in bodied.

Overall I think this is named perfectly. The West Coast is where you are going to find most of the IPA's that ruin the palate this way. Quite enjoyable and a must seek out for any IPA fan!!

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of SHODriver
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a brassy orange with a finger of fluffy off white head.
S: Piney with hints of citrus and some herbal notes with just a hint of sweetness. this smells like an IPA should
T: Flavors kick off with some nice herbal notes and a dash of caramel sweetness from the malt. A touch of pine toward the back end. Bitter on the swallow with lingering flavors of pine and herbal notes. A little bit of citrus becomes noticeable throughout the drink as well.
M: full bodied with slightly prickly carbonation.
O: a very well done IPA that is a pleasure to drink.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, pours a copper amber color with a fluffy very light tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, hazy

S: pungent grapefruit peel and piney hops, lemon and orange zest, fresh floral smells, malt sweetness

T: intense bitter flavor up front primarily grapefruit peel, just enough malt to balance, finish is astringent pine resin

M: full bodied with good carbonation and a lingering aftertaste

O: a very good IPA, floral fragrance is the best part, it is intensely bitter, hop lovers only please

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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