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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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6,628 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,628
Reviews: 1,728
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 263
Gots: 856 | 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:
95 IBU

(Beer added by: xlperro on 03-26-2005)
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This beer poured a cloudy orange/amber color with a very white head which began to immediately dissipate (but was pretty).

S: The aroma is intense of hops! There are citrus/fruit as well as evergreen undertones noticed. Once the beer warmed, some sweet/maltyness became apparent.

T: This beer is initially quite bitter. It is hoppy and a bit one sided. There is a hint of sweetness, but you have to really look for it. A little more malt would balance this nicely.

M: The mouthfeel is medium bodied and seems suited.

D: I wouldn't consider this incredibly drinkable. That being said, it is refreshing and will cure a hop craving.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of kbnooshay
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this in a 20oz glass at MacGregors Penfield. Came to me with barely any head, what remaining was off-white. Body is orange and murky.

Aroma smacks you in the face with super fresh pine, grapefuit, floral and citric hoppage. Alcohol is faintly detected.

Taste is similar. Lots of floral goodness. The hops are fresh and delicious. While its fairly bitter, its the good FRESH kind of bittering. Not just background bite. Good malty backbone.

Body is medium and well carbonated. Lots of tingling, a good mouth experience.

This is certainly drinkable. Not a chugger due to the abv, but this is an awesome west coast style ipa.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Backer2004
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First Green Flash brew for me and man, was I impressed. thanks to Jason from the Brewmasters for sharing this with us last night. Had no expectations and then the hops just hit you and do not go away. Quite tasty and quenching, easy to drink as well. Nice orange color with a moderate head and carbonation. Worth every ounce.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of tewaris
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

95 IBUs

12 oz poured into a tasting snifter.

Looks are classic AIPA, but lean towards the amber territory --- one of the darker AIPAs, West Coast IPA looks burnt orange, slightly hazy with a good light tan head. The retention and lacing are just average though.

Smells pungent, spicy and sulfury and in fact quite distinct from other west coast IPAs. Taste is unadulterated bitterness with massive hop flavor --- earthy and insane. Great malt base as well, and perfect carbonation.

No doubt CA is the place for IPAs, although MN is close too :-)

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,628 ratings.