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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

5,714 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,714
Reviews: 1,658
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 215
Gots: 452 | 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: 5,714 | Reviews: 1,658 | Display Reviews Only:
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glitchedmind

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

06-04-2012 04:57:53 | More by glitchedmind
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CaryBrew92

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-07-2013 23:36:18 | More by CaryBrew92
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TastefulNudity

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-29-2013 05:24:52 | More by TastefulNudity
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dmachado

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-21-2014 13:32:46 | More by dmachado
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JorSince88

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-27-2013 22:21:18 | More by JorSince88
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Drumtgot

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-22-2014 17:07:24 | More by Drumtgot
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odomosan

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-03-2014 06:40:49 | More by odomosan
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Pale_Horse

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-23-2014 19:06:40 | More by Pale_Horse
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mcowgill

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - nice cloudy orange appearance with a delicious looking head. Some lacing remains on the glass as I go to town on this bad boy.

S - Wow, a hop lover's (me) dream! Amazing citrus, grapefruit, piny aroma. I could breath this thing in often.

T - This one is way on the bitter hoppy side, doesn't quite live up to it's aroma but still very good.

M - Nicely carbonated and medium bodied. A bit of an oily mouthfeel

D - This one is bitter but not a tough one to drink for a hop lover.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2008 00:53:05 | More by mcowgill
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mbunje

California

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. This is the new label version . Says "Dry Hopped" and 95IBU at the bottom. I reviewed this last year, but it is new and improved...

A - Very nice copper color medium-high carbonation. Bone white head is about 3/4" Lacing all over the place. I guess could complain that this isn't very "pale", but for me this nails it for the style

S- Says they use a "menagerie" of hops and I believe it. Very fragrant and you get tart citrus, pine, and just a hair of skunk (in a good way). Not over the top in any one way.

T - For 1 second, there is a sweet taste. Then it is gone in a wave of bitterness. Apricot, grapefruit. Freshness. Nice. A bit too bitter for an IPA

MF - Good carbonation and crispness. Bitterness coats the mouth and has dry, clean finish.

Drinkability - Priced fairly, not too strong ABV (7%), but pretty bitter for single IPA. So very nice, but might be a bit too strong on the hops. Can I say that?

Sierra Nevada with a huge pair! Love it. Nice remake GF. These guys know what they are doing!

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2009 04:16:17 | More by mbunje
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dill

California

3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a really nice IPA. The bitterness reaches a high peak but mellows out to reveal a nice oakiness. Tastes great cold and is quite easy to drink. Goes well with some spicy Mexican food. Not my favorite IPA, but a very nice beer that has some unique characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2008 05:48:12 | More by dill
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schultzi22

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Thanks to Azurescens for this one.

A:A hazy gold color with a half finger of head and nice lacing already beginning to develop on the glass.
N:The hops are there, but the nose is surprisingly absent.
T: Maybe it's the age or the fact that I had pliny the previous night, but I do NOT get a typical hop overload on this beer. The finish brings out some bitterness, but very little of the citrus and grapefruit flavors that I enjoy in an IPA. As it is warming, I am beginning to appreciate the hops a bit more.
M: A nice mouthfeel, but I would prefer a bit more crispness.
O: A decent enough beer. I would like to try it a little fresher, but I wouldn't turn it down in the future.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 01:28:22 | More by schultzi22
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kylefurlong


4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-01-2012 16:46:34 | More by kylefurlong
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Lebby

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-06-2013 05:26:51 | More by Lebby
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jackieT

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-27-2013 14:25:46 | More by jackieT
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Steve_Gonz

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-28-2014 21:21:02 | More by Steve_Gonz
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markhobbs1

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-26-2013 02:28:05 | More by markhobbs1
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malloyca

District of Columbia

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber with a dense, 1" head that slowly dissipated. Citrus and pine aromas. It has a heavy, creamy mouthfeel that reveals a combination of citrus and mouth-drying hops. It strikes a nearly perfect balance between the over-the-top hop experience that these beers are supposed to provide with subtle layers of flavor, good body and drinkability that could get you into trouble at 7.3% abv. I experiment with just about any "West Coast" style IPA that can be found on the shelf (regardless of provenance), and this is consistently one of my favorites of this type.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2010 03:15:11 | More by malloyca
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IlludiumQ36

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-20-2012 23:10:17 | More by IlludiumQ36
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Respect_the_Saaz

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-24-2013 03:05:13 | More by Respect_the_Saaz
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Stokes_

Virginia

5/5  rDev +18.5%

09-03-2013 23:49:03 | More by Stokes_
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Brensol

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

06-14-2014 03:02:34 | More by Brensol
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heff316

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-21-2012 04:05:35 | More by heff316
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67couple

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-17-2011 16:32:08 | More by 67couple
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yeastsipper

California

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

Reviewing this beer after having had it a number of times before.

The beer pours a hazy, caramel brown with a pure white head that serves as a nice contrast. It appears to be unfiltered as there is evidence of sediment. It is a beautiful looking beer.

Obviously, the hops dominate the nose. Smells of pine and resin, some floral notes. I don't notice the citrus smells that I do with other IPAs. There is a slight Earl Grey scent as well, much more subtle here, but one I tend to notice in a lot of red ales.

This beer is complex. The upfront taste is strong, a hop bomb. After a second or two, the malts serve as balance. There is a lingering bitterness, but a pleasant one. I am having trouble describing the taste, but I can say with assurance that I like it.

The West Coast IPA is full bodied and packed with flavor. The mouthfeel is slightly viscous, but not overly so. I tend not to like the syrupy IPAs or the IPAs that aren't full bodied. This one leans toward the syrupy, but stops short. It has a mealy quality to it that I find appealing.

For IPA lovers, the drinkability is solid. The bitterness is nuanced and complex. Those without a preference for the style might find it tough to manage more than one, or be turned off by the strong flavors. I very much enjoy the style but would have difficulty having more than a couple.

The West Coast IPA is such solid brew. The price to value is even stronger, as it doesn't break the bank to have a sixpack in the fridge. As far as IPAs go (I am a big fan, but admittedly, no expert), this is in the upper echelon.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2008 06:39:07 | More by yeastsipper
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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