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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

6,254 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,254
Reviews: 1,693
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 244
Gots: 686 | 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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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Rocketman8911, Apr 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

dvsbizzyb, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

meltroha, Aug 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

DiscLizard, Mar 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

vmdominguez, Jan 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

bpasquini, Apr 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

mdlb44, Apr 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

BodyPolitic, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of salvo
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich copper color beer under tight etching head that lasts. Nose is tropical fruits under citrus; grapefruit, lemon-peel, tangerine, pine is subordinated.

Taste is bitter when cold, warms to release some sweet malt, but the predominant taste is tropical and grapefruit hops. Just enough malt to balance the bracing bite.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, and could stand to be fuller-bodied, but I quibble. Thanks to Binny's in Skokie: I got the last four pack in the store--there were three cases of the hop head red. So nice to have fresh West Coast for direct comparison.

salvo, Apr 13, 2011
Photo of smi
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

smi, Apr 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

EdTheEdge, Dec 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Phacoman, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of raynmoon
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer looks really pretty. They used some darker caramel malts in this one as the head is very creamy in appearance and color rather than white.

It smells like some sweet fruits and malts, earthy, pine, some sort of hop-funk.

The taste follows very much the same, smooth, balanced hops and malt, bitterness perfectly nit with that unique funky,earthy hop flavor, awesome.

raynmoon, May 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

danoble1, Jan 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

dmadsen, Jun 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

HEADYdb, Dec 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

hbchrisg, Dec 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Madskill, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Matthew1788, Sep 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Black_ox, Jul 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

tbone64, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of CaptCleveland
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from 4-pack, purchased at local Whole Foods ($10.99).
Honey-orange colored elixir, thick tan head, belgian lace.
Piney, citrus, forest floral.
Bitter hops throughout from front to back of tongue and linger.
Medium body, minimal malt allow the hops to flourish.
Overall a nice IPA with a multitude of hops--Centennial and Cascade being the predominate variety.

CaptCleveland, Nov 14, 2010
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4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a honey/golden color, with a gorgeous cream-colored head that sticks around and clings to the glass. It's absolutely full of floaties. The smell is glorious!! Total citrus/hop insanity! The taste delivers on the promise of the smell....definitely a hop-dominant beer, but still not too overpowering. Nice smooth mouthfeel, too. Bitterness from the hops lingers on and on and on...this is a seriously tasty IPA!

corey0212, Apr 09, 2008
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

webbcreative, Feb 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Mscarpen, Feb 17, 2013
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,254 ratings.