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Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash West Coast IPA
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6,135 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,135
Reviews: 1,689
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 244
Gots: 632 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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

meanmutt, May 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

hellhammermario, Jun 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

DrMindbender, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

harsley, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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

FrankShirley, Sep 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

twowheelssoar, Apr 28, 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%

CreekyJarls, Jan 31, 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

seplo, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of Dave1999
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy orange with a foamy white head.

The smell was pretty powerful citrus hops, grapefruit with a bit of pine.

This was very hoppy much like the smell bitter and citrusy.

Feels great in the mouth very smooth with a medium amount of carbonation.

Overall one of the best IPA's I've had but there are a few I consider to be better.

Dave1999, Mar 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

richj1970, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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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3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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  rDev -5.2%

In_Control_Mike, May 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Envelopes, Mar 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

seavercm, Mar 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

AnalogErik, Oct 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Petey_the_Quiet, Apr 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

TheDeuce, May 07, 2011
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,135 ratings.