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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

5,740 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,740
Reviews: 1,659
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 217
Gots: 463 | 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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Ratings: 5,740 | Reviews: 1,659 | Display Reviews Only:
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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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DRTBrewster

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-07-2013 22:45:02 | More by DRTBrewster
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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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treyrab

California

4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap tonight at Bar Blues in State College, PA

A: Murky, murky orange copper with a huge fluffly white head that lasts a good five minutes. This is definitely opaque with all the haze.

S: Nice citrus smell but that is all that comes through in the nose for this one.

T: Hops galore! One of the hoppiest beers I have ever had the opportunity to try. Tons and tons of citrus hops that are present from start to finish. The hops balance out well with the malt, but the hops really take over. The finish is rather dry.

Overall, a spectacular IPA from Green Flash. Try this if you are in the the mood for tons of hops!

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2008 03:17:14 | More by treyrab
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Lukafer

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

11-11-2013 15:00:56 | More by Lukafer
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DavidHume

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-29-2014 04:10:49 | More by DavidHume
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-06-2013 01:03:49 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-20-2014 17:41:45 | More by brpendergast85
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harsley

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-18-2014 15:38:35 | More by harsley
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GDBEERMAN

Colorado

4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served into a tulip glass.

This West Coast IPA,should be the standard that IPA's should be brewed to. Cough.. (ranger)

A= Looks good, nice cloudiness, and a nice burnt orange hue. Short head retention, with bubbly lacing.

S= HOPS, citrus, grapefruit a product of the Simcoe hops, not grassy.

T= Blast of flavor, a nice layering of hops coming out from the taste. The Columbus hops show true with this pungent taste.

M= Stays on the tongue for a long time, taste come through a minute of two after sipping. Creates a nice way to taste the beer more slowly.

D= The drinkablity is good. Not a fast drinker, due to the nice mouthfeel, you want to wait for the post-taste, from the Cascade hops, leaving a nice flower taste. But a great beer that will have your senses coming back for more.

Overall= wow, this is up there with the best of the IPA's, next to stone Ruination, Lagunitas Maximus and DFH 90 minute. Great beer, love the flavors, resin from the hops and all around drinkablity.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2010 18:17:45 | More by GDBEERMAN
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

09-23-2013 06:51:25 | More by HopsMatt
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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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scottDC

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-21-2013 03:31:10 | More by scottDC
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kjrod20

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-19-2013 20:07:12 | More by kjrod20
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-15-2012 15:09:10 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.5%

08-31-2013 08:18:54 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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JxExM

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-29-2012 02:30:33 | More by JxExM
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bmurray10

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-22-2013 01:31:13 | More by bmurray10
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GreenWBush

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My parents brought this one back to me all the way from the Papago Brewery in Arizona. Thanks!

This one pours out of the bottle a deep bronze, with a slow-churning head that creates an absolutely gorgeous meringue effect on the top of the glass. This fluffy beer-cloud leaves a remarkable trail of stick to the glass.

The nose is all shades of hops; fruity, citrusy, zinc-y, metallic, and green/herbal. Completely one-sided, but completely appealing.

The taste is more of the same, a dank hop-slap of insane bitterness. While this does go over-the-top a little bit - my mouth was aflame with alpha acids - I did enjoy this much more than some of the even more unbalanced IPAs I have been drinking. Hop burps could be ignited.

A slight astringency (batteries, pennies, metal) takes away from this and sends it towards the hop-tea pile of West-Coast IPAs. Still, an intense change of pace that I could definitely enjoy from time to time.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2006 15:45:23 | More by GreenWBush
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nitter

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-23-2013 00:43:55 | More by nitter
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-13-2012 02:42:18 | More by Yabev15
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KimenTshom

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-15-2012 20:16:51 | More by KimenTshom
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meanmutt

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-23-2012 04:09:33 | More by meanmutt
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xdtfx

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.5%

08-27-2012 03:07:36 | More by xdtfx
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TheMarkE

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-15-2013 19:47:46 | More by TheMarkE
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,740 ratings.