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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

5,930 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,930
Reviews: 1,669
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 226
Gots: 557 | 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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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-29-2013 15:33:41 | More by mobrockman
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spw109

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-13-2013 16:57:27 | More by spw109
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kirkse

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-07-2012 04:27:20 | More by kirkse
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%

Poured from bomber into perfect pint glass. Huge fluffy off-white head, at least 4 fingers at first. Lots of cling and retention. Amber/copper/burnt orange coloring. Smell consists of pine, floral and citrus hops, similar to taste, as advertised. Smell and taste is great. Mouthfeel is smooth with a slightly bitter but resinous/piney aftertaste. Very good beer. Have not had this for some time and was clearly missing out. A must try.

07-28-2012 18:20:19 | More by rodlavers
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-22-2012 01:23:10 | More by Blaze5445
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unclekeith

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-19-2013 16:02:07 | More by unclekeith
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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-11-2013 05:47:17 | More by teamwiggum
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-11-2013 01:35:28 | More by Atomicskis5
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CreekyJarls

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-31-2014 03:54:20 | More by CreekyJarls
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PEBKAC

New York

2.42/5  rDev -42.7%

Last call for me at the Brazen Head Cask Fest. One of the few beers that night(Friday) with any noticeable flavor. If my mouth was having a bad day, then this stuff would of surely killed me on any other.

It's cask, so it ain't exactly pretty. It squeezed off just a touch of head, & the floaties were still groggy, so it's a better then average pour to me.

Imagine lighting some Tibetan medicinal incense(the ones with over 800 "cleansing" ingredients), noticing how "wet" it smells, then promptly suck it up your left nostril. Then chase it with a spritz of Pine-Sol. Double Simcoe, Ruination, this hurts like nothing else I've had. If it was dialed down a notch & a half I could of appreciated it more. It smells better from a distance. :P

Now, regardless of what you read, I'm not a hippy. I just happen to like incense. I have a regular everyday job & the last time I saw a hackey sack, I crushed it with my love of capitalism.

For taste, rancid Ecto-Cooler is probably the easiest way for me to describe the taste. A whole lot of grapefruit juice mixed in with a squeeze of extra harsh SunnyD. Practically burns your throat. Maybe a couple stale croutons are floating around in there, but it's all concentrated hop juice. It's hard to define the alcohol in all this. I'm sure some people drink the stuff for breakfast & toasted with it at their wedding, but it's too much for me.

Mouthfeel, as with nearly all cask pales I've had, is a smidgen thicker then the norm. Sediment is only obvious once you reach the bottom. Even for cask, carbonation was low.

I just can't drink it. I had a few other patrons rooting for me. Even a try & chugging the last few ounces almost ended in disaster.

02-27-2008 01:19:28 | More by PEBKAC
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ChadQuest

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

An all around good representation of what a west coast IPA is. Thick head with Lots if lacing, the smell has a bit of citrus but the flavor is all pine, Big Cs must dominate the hop bill in this,as is typical for west coast. mouthfeel is slightly tacky but clean finishing and a few pints would be great with food but too much if all alone. Solid beer.

03-19-2010 00:50:49 | More by ChadQuest
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

07-21-2013 23:04:13 | More by bigox420
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

10-22-2013 20:58:47 | More by AnalogErik
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assman79

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-13-2013 13:59:54 | More by assman79
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elec

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

10-06-2013 00:53:05 | More by elec
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JLapadura

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

10-05-2012 02:00:08 | More by JLapadura
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-09-2012 08:40:26 | More by Dank26
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IPAIsaac

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-23-2013 22:32:02 | More by IPAIsaac
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-30-2012 10:06:33 | More by PeteRiz
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gshak

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-15-2012 18:51:40 | More by gshak
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fitzy84

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%

Had on tap at the Moan and Dove. Very dark, murky orange-gold color with great lacing. Very, very rich hop and citrus aromas. Taste was awesome except for the lingering bitterness that became annoying after awhile. Still, this drink was an awesome flavored IPA. Mouthfeel had a decent texture to it, making it seem a little thick due to the tons of ingredients in it. However, it was not like some IPA's I have had where I needed a spoon to drink them. Overall, a great IPA.

07-19-2008 19:23:45 | More by fitzy84
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Williaar

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-22-2014 01:50:57 | More by Williaar
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-05-2013 00:44:08 | More by hinemk76
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bsm80x

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-12-2014 20:34:49 | More by bsm80x
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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