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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

6,316 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,316
Reviews: 1,697
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 247
Gots: 715 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

CA_Infidel2o9, Dec 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

rgille2, Aug 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Wrigfen, Mar 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

OptionParalysis, Aug 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

mike_dawson, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of ewright
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The head from this 12 oz. bottle barely fits into a Duvel tulip! A beautiful mixture of creamy head with scattered rocky bubbles forms and slowly recedes leaving huge sticky lacing on the glass. The beer itself is a nice orange-amber color with just a slight bit of haze.

S: The hop aroma hits fast and hard, but seems to fade far too quickly. What's left is a moderate citrus hoppyness with notes of grapefruit and tangerine.

T: Strong bitterness with loads of flavor hit the tongue up front. There's enough caramel malt body to stand up to the bitter charge, blending to a sweet finish on the back of the tongue.

M: The hops leave a nice flavor on the roof of the mouth, leaving me wanting another sip ... and another. Good carbonation lifts the body but isn't overpowering enough to create any unpleasant prickling.

D: One of the best west coast IPAs this east coast guy has had. More please!

ewright, May 07, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

MisterE, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

MickeyMonk, May 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

dbell23, Aug 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

StoutFest, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

MikeDre, May 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

sjanowiak, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Bizoneill, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of hoppytobehere
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, best by 11/28/14

2014 formula, 8.1%, 95 IBU

Clear, amber body. Decent amount of head and retention. Juicy, fresh hop aroma with a fairly large caramel malt backbone. Taste is a little bit more malt than I was expecting. Good carbonation.

Have no idea when this was bottled. Seems to be pretty fresh though. A very solid west coast style IPA. Not sure how it stacks up to the old recipe.

hoppytobehere, Jul 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

metsfan1, Jul 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Jonbw, Sep 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

APBT91, Jun 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Nick_RobertsM3, Nov 06, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

MikesnoHSL, Yesterday at 03:15 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

cld253, Jan 17, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours a nice amber color with about a fingers worth of white foamy head.

Beer smells very strongly of citrus and floral hops.

Taste follows the nose. Very sweet on the initial sip, followed by a great bitter finish. Strongly of pine at the end.

Mouthfeel is a tad on the thick side, but not too bad.

Merkur, Feb 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

syntheticwings, May 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

ZinFanDave, Jan 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

ipas-for-life, May 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

TheSteak22, Mar 06, 2013
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,316 ratings.