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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: 966 | 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 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.

Photo of KC9LDB
5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -23%

Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of AnalogErik
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.6/5  rDev +9%

Photo of harsley
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of swierczt
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of SHODriver
4.22/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of Kenai4
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of brbrocc
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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.

Photo of richbrew
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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

A 22oz bottle shipped out to the East Coast from Escondido, CA

A - A cloudy copper, with 2 big fingers of head, and a massive sticky lace left all over the glass, all the way down

S - The smell is outstanding. A hop lovers dream. Huge citrus notes, floral. Grapefruit, slight bitter finish. Well balanced...

T - A huge hop wallop up front, with big citrus and piny flavors. Extremely well balanced.

M - Full bodied, very high carbonation! Oily and amazingly hoppy aftertaste.

O - Wow, another damn good west coast IPA. Very happy that Green Flash will be distributing to Georgia very soon. It wil be a regular purchase. If you are a hophead, get this beer if you can...

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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.

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of bluemoonswoon
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz stubby brown bottle poured into a shaker pint glass.

A: Clear and pale copper with an inch worth of tightly packed sandy white head. Retention is low but leaves behind a thick cap as well as a wispy curtain of white lace.

S: Pure, unadulterated hoppiness. Hop cones up the wazoo. Sweet heavy, honey glazed apricots backed with a heavy dose of doughy caramel maltiness. Sort of reminds me of a mix between Two Hearted and Hopslam.

T/MF: Chalky bitterness, pine that moves into a mildy sweet but nonetheless heavy syrupy fruitiness and finishes with a lasting piney/medicinal dryness. Grapefruit rind and earthy pine with a mildly alcoholic closing. The finish on this one is incredibly long, it is almost like drinking an entirely different beer after each sip. Full bodied for an IPA, very chewy with a prickly carbonation not too big, not too small but otherwise inoffensive and unremarkable.

D: A heavy IPA, close to a DIPA, a sort of tweener beer. If you are a big west coast IPA fan this beer is for you, if you are looking for some depth and breadth I would look elsewhere, but it is really hard to ignore the glorious hoppiness this beer throws in your face.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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