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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

6,018 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,018
Reviews: 1,678
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 230
Gots: 591 | FT: 8
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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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

10-19-2013 21:23:48 | More by lccrunchy
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minterro

Colorado

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.

06-05-2014 03:16:52 | More by minterro
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Roger85

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-21-2013 01:45:47 | More by Roger85
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Envelopes

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

03-19-2013 03:15:49 | More by Envelopes
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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

04-04-2014 23:52:11 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
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TheDeuce

New York

3.25/5  rDev -23%

Green Flash West Coast IPA……. on tap at Pacific Standard in Brooklyn, NY

Appearance-bright vibrant orange cold, gray colored head slowly rises but falls quickly, lots of bubbles, a thick looking brew with lots of body.

Smell-Rush of fruit and pine which shows the hops are here in force. This smell is so pungent that it was really all I could get. Alcohol is there in the background but the hops are the show here.

Taste/Mouthfeel-and so it is. A rushing pine-flavored burn of the tongue that lingers throughout, smoky and bitter in the strictest sense, the burn lingers through and the alcohol doesn’t hit until the very end as it goes down with a large warming sensation.

Drinkability-depends on how much you like hops.

Overall-I’m normally a hop fan, but maybe I’m getting old. This is a crushing blow of hops and while the force is impressive I didn’t enjoy this beer nearly as much as I hoped too. Will give it another try, but disappointed for now.

05-07-2011 22:24:03 | More by TheDeuce
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

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...

02-19-2012 04:16:16 | More by BeerDawgs
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blknikon

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-07-2012 20:36:52 | More by blknikon
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TubaDan

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-14-2014 20:35:36 | More by TubaDan
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jcdiflorio

West Virginia

3.05/5  rDev -27.7%

Pours with a white creamy head doesn't last a long time. Light coppery color sightly cloudy apperance. Sweet malty aroma slight hint of pine. Nice malty taste piney slight citrus hop taste. Good balance not as hoppy as I would like it to be.Medium bodied good clean taste.not a great beer but not a bad one either. I could drink another.

09-09-2006 04:09:47 | More by jcdiflorio
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-04-2012 19:40:23 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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larryarms847

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-03-2013 14:07:28 | More by larryarms847
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slim2043

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

09-30-2012 17:52:06 | More by slim2043
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-21-2014 00:18:52 | More by kmos27
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -28.9%

08-27-2014 16:23:40 | More by Nichols33
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jeffthepony

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-27-2012 14:03:10 | More by jeffthepony
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

06-18-2014 02:19:40 | More by KCBeerNerd
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BigPlay1824

New York

3.93/5  rDev -6.9%

enjoyed in a pint glass

A: Pours a nice light amber color that is crystal clear, small amount of carbonation bubbles, pours with a full finger of fluffy gently off white head that lingers nicely, leaves a solid amount of lacing on the glass
S: typical ipa scent with nice citrus notes, nothing that stands out but still nice
T: Nice taste, nice grapefruit notes initially then moves into a bit of depth with some funk to it and leaves a bit of dryness and leaves an aftertaste of funk which is nice
M: medium carbonation tingle in the beginning then moves into a great sweetness, nice
O: a nice brew pretty much what i expect and what i like from ipas, not the best but its still a solid brew

10-29-2011 00:51:20 | More by BigPlay1824
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-04-2013 21:51:21 | More by boszormeny
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zenwatts

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-17-2012 17:11:38 | More by zenwatts
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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-04-2012 22:44:37 | More by JohnnyChicago
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bigdeuce

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -17.5%

Great looking off amber colored beer. Sweet and sticky smell and all piney with grapefruit scents. Medium to full bodied beer. Nice lacing on the glass is a terrific looking beer. The taste was WAAY too unbalanced for me. Very hoppy, to the point of "where is the malt". Made this one tough for me to finish. Good beer, how it can win out over Stone IPA is beyond me. They must be same "judges" that did not elect Chris Carter to the pro football HOF this last vote. This IPA is worth a try and and I would try it again, but I will not seek it out. The strength of the hops, or the lack of the malt, makes this IPA's alcohol overwhelming.

03-15-2008 23:12:37 | More by bigdeuce
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kemoarps

Washington

3.98/5  rDev -5.7%

Pours a beautiful amber with a pillowy cream coloured head that lasts and lasts, imbuing aroma and lacing as I drink. This is what an IPA should look like.

The nose is a little more mellow than I expected, mostly piney and almost spicy floral hops.

The tongue follows suit, dominated by the west coast hops. The pine leads, with an almost sweet undercurrent to it. Well constructed brew.

Goes down smoothe, and while the oily hops can linger a bit on the tongue it doesn't get overwhelming or onerous. A fine example of a great beer. Definitely worth getting ahold of if it's available.

06-13-2012 09:16:54 | More by kemoarps
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Hypersomnia

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

10-26-2013 17:45:54 | More by Hypersomnia
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patrick802

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

03-24-2014 16:34:42 | More by patrick802
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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