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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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6,981 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,981
Reviews: 1,798
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 318
Gots: 1,140 | 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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Ratings: 6,981 | Reviews: 1,798
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4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with no bottled on or freshness date, poured into Maudite stemmed glass, reviewed on 4/28/11

A: Pours a slightly hazy copper color with light tan head. A very careful pour to avoid pouring in the ample yeast sediment in the bottom of the bottle into my glass. Despite the careful pour and leaving a couple ounces of beer in the bottle there are still some particles floating around.

S: Awesome big cirtus hop aroma, really sweet, fruity and hop forward not letting much malt or alcohol come through. Great aroma for an IPA. As it warms up the malts and alcohol are able to break through the wall of hops a bit more.

T: Hops at first, but not nearly as hoppy as the aroma, I taste a variety of citrus, herbal and fruity hops on top of a a sweet malt backbone with some smoky / burnt notes at the end. Nice and bitter but it has the malts necessary to back it up.

M: Nice medium body with moderate carbonation. Bittersweet juicy resinous feel.

O: As the name insinuates, this is a good example of a west coast IPA. Dangerously drinkable for 7.3% ABV, the alcohol is well hidden beneath the malt and bouquet of hops.

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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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of tdawgydog
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a four pack of this at Whole Foods in NJ. It's hard to find a good West Coast IPA on the East coast.

A: Pours a nice cloudy copper color with plenty of unfiltered goodness in the bottom of the bottle for you to enjoy if you wish.

S: Super Piney, refreshing. It just smells like a good beer.

T: A little bitter, maybe more than I would expect. Could be dated bottles, but I'm not sure. This is otherwise an excellent beer.

D: Nice and smooth, really couldn't ask for much more. Could drink this much more if it was more readily available to me.

M: Well done, carbonated well, retains head throughout the drink. Will definately drink again!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of patreely12
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass.

A - slightly hazy orange/amber. about 2 fingers of foamy white head. fizzy with carbonation. really pretty beer.

S - very strong pine and spicy, earthy hops. the hops punch you right in the nose. faint citrus under all the hops.

T/M - the pale malts barely make their presence before the sea of hops come rushing in to steal the show. wow. crisp, but very bitter. herbal, earthy, spicy hops in all their glory. a splash of citrus and alcohol too. medium bodied and high carbonation.

Overall - this is the epitome of a hop bomb IPA. if you don't enjoy hops then this isn't for you. i love it.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Chiefy770
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 Fl. Oz. Bottle
"Best By" Date of April 10th, 2015
Reviewed on March 25th, 2015
Served in an IPA Glass

Poured a dark gold/amber body with an orange glow. fluffy white foam head, about three-quarters of an inch deep formed, collapsed and left a thin off-white cap of foam on top of the body. Great sticky lacing throughout.

The nostrils were flooded with fragrant hops. Sharp notes of grapefruit, lemon, and orange peel dominated the overall aroma. Herbal hops were layered underneath, closer to the doughy malt backbone.

Big rush of hops hit the tongue first. Grapefruit and lemon. Pine had a noteworthy appearance as well. Malts were not the star of the show but they did attempt to even things out. Subtle notes of doughy grain. Spicy hops developed toward the finish. Just a hint of alcohol. Semi dry finish. Nice oily mouthfeel from the juicy hops. Medium/Full body. Moderate carbonation.

Great juicy and powerful DIPA. Hops were delivered at full-strength. Will buy again!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Maproom. Served in a Southern Tier shaker pint.

This beer is a slightly hazy orange honey color with a small maybe half of a finger of slightly off white head. The foam leaves broken sheets of lacing down the sides of the glass.

The nose is great. Pine needles, grass, tons of fresh cut grapefruit, some sweet pale malts, sweet bread. It's very inviting.

The first gulp gives me everything the nose promised, but there is much more pine and a huge bitter citrus note. Sweet malts and tropical fruits up front, bitter biting grapefruit and pine in the tail end. It's fairly dry and the bitter finish really lingers. I can taste the alpha acids on my lips.

Mouthfeel is full with a medium level of carbonation.

This is a great dry grapefruit riddled IPA. I'm really happy we get Green Flash in Chicago now because this is my new go-to IPA when I need my California IPA fix.

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4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A lovely orange/red amber with a decent head. Looks to be cloudy and has a bit of unfiltered appearance to it.

Smell of a variety of hops, grapefruit through to the more piney varieties. After the initial sip, I start getting more of the maltiness in the background

Taste,Nice initial wash of maltiness, followed by the growing acidity of hops. Leaves a good tingle on the tongue, and backed by malty sweetness after the tongue is cleared.

Nice, dryish, and medium bodied

Got quite a kick of alcohol, but it drinks easily.

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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Local 44 in Philly. Poured a golden orange with a mild white head that stuck around for a while. Smell of oily and fruity hops. Taste was light malt at first then floral hops and a lingering hop finish. Very complex and layered, great beer for any hophead. Definitely will have again.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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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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4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a bomber into a pint glass. Pours a light burnt orange with a nice big white head. The head slowly goes down until it's a llittle smaller than one finger with ok retention and leaves a good amount of lacing down the glass. The smell is pretty strong, mainly pine right up front followed by grapefruit and some citrus. Pretty hoppy. The smell is similar to the taste. Pine and citrus mainly. This one is also pretty bitter compared to other IPAs I've had. Mouthfeel is good no complaints there. This is also very drinkable, not a low or high ABV and good taste. Pretty good stuff, a nice west coast IPA though there would be others I'd take over this one though this one is up there with those.

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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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