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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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6,102 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,102
Reviews: 1,684
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 240
Gots: 612 | FT: 7
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%

KCBeerNerd, Jun 18, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -3.3%

Thanks to Cisco for this one. Pours a hazy bronze/copper color. Clumpy head that leaves nice lacing. Nice citrus hoppy smell with a pine note. Taste the same as smell. I also notice some bready malt backbone. Finishes with some grapefruit flavor. Overall a nice beer that impressed me.

beermanbrian, Feb 10, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

jeffthepony, Jun 27, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +5.5%

12 ounce bottle poured into Gouden Carolus chalice. Bottled on 8/10/12 I believe. Copper body with nice frothy head after vigorous pour. Nice retention. Soapy, sticky lacing. Aroma is piney, grassy and lemony. Fresh, crisp smell. Tongue coating mouthfeel. Taste is well balanced but leans towards bitter grapefruit. Really tasty and very highly drinkable.

KickbacksSteve, Sep 01, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

A: Opaque amber red with a creamy light tan head.

S: Lots of pine and grapefruit, mango and fresh orange.

T: Once again lots of grapefruit and pine, especially up front, followed by lemon, fresh orange and citrus peel. Finish is dry and resiny.

M: Medium body with average or slightly smooth carbonation for an IPA.

O: Really good. I'm not the biggest fan of grapefruit and thus west coast IPAs in general. This one has a nice mango flavor in addition to the orange flavor which I really like. Definitely recommended.

BierJager89, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

tripledbrew, Jan 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

hellhammermario, Jun 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

harsley, Jun 18, 2014
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4.65/5  rDev +10.2%

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...

BeerDawgs, Feb 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

xdtfx, Aug 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Hypersomnia, Oct 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

twowheelssoar, Apr 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Roger85, Apr 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

KiMiRaiK, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

kmos27, May 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

GreenMountainBoy, Mar 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

sammo, Jun 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

assman79, Jan 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

seplo, Oct 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

BeerMeBrah, Feb 17, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

A: Pours a deep brown amber with a thin film of head that quickly dissipates.

S: Deep nose of hops. You can tell that this one is packed. Floral, citrus, pine, grapefruit notes.

T: Very hoppy! 4 types of hops in this monster. Centennial hops give it that piney taste, the cascade for the floral, and simcoe hope contribute grapefruit and citrusy notes. Then BAM a big hop slam right to the palate augmented by the columbus hops. Well balanced by a very evident malt backbone. A very flavorful and character-rich beer.

D/M: Heavy carbonation, medium to heavy texture.

NittanyBeerFan, Oct 28, 2008
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4.71/5  rDev +11.6%

Green Flash Brewing Co. - Green Flash West Coast I.P.A. - 12fl oz bottle

This one here was another one of my "bucket list brews".

Look - Pours copper with a full, foamy head that dissipated within five minutes or so. Phenomenal lacing. Negligible carbonation but some.

Smell - Grapefruit, citrus, and piney, resin hops.

Taste - Biting carbonated pop with malt followed by a wave of "oh my" smooth hops. More hops creep in after, bitter grapefruit on the second round.

Mouthfeel - Bitter hops and grapefruit take over here and sit. Over time it gets better and better and the complexity really shines through. Smooth in terms of booziness, undetectable. Great drinkability.

Overall - This is a good IPA, would definitely recommend to fans of bitter, citrus hops.

JMScowcroft, Mar 18, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev -7.8%

Bought at single at Little's Wine and Liquor. Poured into a pint. Paired with pretzels and humus.

A&S: Lively transparent amber colored beer. Off white head has good retention and leaves some lacing on the glass. Aroma is pretty pungent and include dank spicy hops along with some grapefruit citrus, but also has a classic sweet sugar tone.

T&M: Alcohol is present at a great level, there but not the main component. Hop tone is very similar to the aroma. Good bitterness profile in the finish, bitter but not bruising. Medium body, medium carbonation. Very drinkable.

Overall: Very solid IPA, in my opinion maybe a little over ranked but not by much. Good price point for the quality.

minterro, Jun 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

FrankShirley, Sep 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

unclekeith, Jan 19, 2013
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,102 ratings.