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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

6,908 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,908
Reviews: 1,781
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 315
Gots: 1,079 | FT: 10
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

Prior to 2014 7.3% ABV
2014 and later 8.1% ABV
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

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4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. No freshness info I could see on the bottle. I like the raised company name on the bottle.

Pours a citrus juice-looking orange, with tons of stick on the head. Smell is glorious, just sweet and floral hops. Tastes excellent, big hop profile, grapefruit and pine resin predominate, which is non-destructive enough to enjoy the beer in its entirety. Easy to drink, and the 7.3% is about perfect.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Franziskaner
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber orange in color with a bit of cloudiness. A millimeter thin layer of foam rests on top. I've had this before but it's been awhile. Fantastic intense grapefruit like hop aroma. Best smelling IPA I know of. Pretty smooth mouthfeel with a bit of hop stickiness. Intense hop flavor is well balanced with a light malt backbone. Love this.

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4.62/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

West coast IPA's for the win once again. First time enjoying this beauty. Having it on tap at Capone's. Pours a beautiful hazy orange/copper color. A very unique look for an IPA. Finger's width head sticks around for a good while. Nose is citrusy and hop laden. First sip is just...all hops with a nice citrus finish. Minimal pine in this. The mouthfeel is a lingering bitterness. The citrus has staying power too. Awesome IPA. Welcome addition to our east coast lineup.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.67/5  rDev +10.7%
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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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into Pilsner glass.
A: Pours a golden yellow with high carbonation producing a 2 inch bubbly white head. Good retention as the carbonation jets continue to fuel the head. Nice lacing too.
S: Sharp and fresh citrus (grapefruit and passionfruit) with toasted cracker malt. Straight forward but good.
T: The citrus and malt notes are the same in quality as in the aroma, but the balance is spot on (aroma was much more hop dominated...as it should be).
M: A highlight of the brew--excellent balance of fresh and bitter hops with lightly toasted malt. Nice lingering on the palate.
D: An excellent example of style. Not complex, but the perfect balance makes up for it. Nicely refreshing.

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4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I keep getting wowed by this brewery. This outstanding ipa pours a cloudy deep amber color with a two finger white head that dissolves to a mere film on the beer decent legs and lacing. The aroma is pure California hops. Pine, citrus, tropical and stone fruits, and a decent aroma of weed. It sips clean and pure and very refreshing. There is just enough body to coat the mouth with gorgeous hoppy resin. The flavor is simple and to the point...hops. a little malt on the aftertaste but mostly just glorious hoppy bitterness. This is an outstanding ipa and should be viewed (along with stone and lagunitas) as the benchmarks of west coast ipas.

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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.

Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,908 ratings.