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Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash West Coast IPA
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,128 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,128
Reviews: 1,689
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 244
Gots: 629 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Morockm, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

visualmartyr, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Chucker17, Dec 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Dec 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

valdieu2, Dec 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

dbkdev, Dec 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

21Maestro8, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of BastardKing24
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A beer I've been wanting to review for quite some time as I love IPA's and this is something I havent had a whole lot of.

Pours a deep orange with a white head that falls fast, murky and full of sediment, just how i like my IPA's

Smells like the dankiest hops around, big citrus and weedy, grassy hops in abundance in the nose, with a wiff of caramel as this is 7.3% alc.

Tastes like a malt bomb of an IPA with a punch of bitter hops as one might expect from a double IPA. Very malt, bread, and hop driven, with citrus zest, pine, a tad of oak from I don't know where, just a grassy citrusy IPA, very well done.

mouthfeel is above average, its well carbed and has plenty of taste per sip balance.

I like it, havent had too much, but I should revisit more.

BastardKing24, Dec 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

fthegiants, Dec 13, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured Green Flash West Coast IPA into a Belgian Tulip.

A - Pours a hazy dark orange with a finger and half of off white head.

S - Getting smooth tropical notes on first sniff. Grapefruit, citrus, hop resin, a touch of coconut.

T - The hop bomb explodes on first taste. Pine needles, grapefruit, hop resin. The brew has a little citrus mid palate with more hops on the finish.

M - Medium mouthfeel, with medium carbonation.

O - Hop heads unite, yep this one's for you. Cheers!

fitrock2112, Dec 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Odysseyalien, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of brurevu
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is hops, hops, and more hops! Definitely a West Coast IPA with a very clean hop bite and a lingering resinous hop aftertaste. This one leans more towards the piney hops rather than a strong citrus flavor with a very in your face hoppiness. While the bartendress warned me that it was really aggressive I really enjoyed it. Another fantastic brew from Green Flash which continues to impress.

brurevu, Dec 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Chris_Panos, Dec 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

jlivings757, Dec 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

MattBreight, Dec 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

moarmare, Dec 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

tim6298, Dec 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jimmah120, Dec 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ironchefkook, Dec 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

liquorpig, Dec 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

berlinabb, Dec 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

randallpink, Dec 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

ldhughes3, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of Brenden
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This IPA is a cloudy amber color with some floaties bobbing around and settling at the bottom. The head is thick and foamy, fairly dense, about a full finger tall. Lacing sticks to the glass by way of a good amount of patching.
This beer's aroma is pungent, a strong and varied hops bouquet not lacking complexity. It starts off with lots of grapefruit, juice, zest, peel, the whole thing, with a floral and herbal element to back it up before some pure, resinous pine comes through. Malts are enough to genuinely add balance to this very strongly-hopped brew, adding enough caramel sweetness to curb any abrasiveness the bitterness provides.
On the tongue, the hop onslaught is immediate, and it's very much the same: the tart, sour very lightly sweet and bitter combination of ruby red grapefruit, pine resin, flora, pure leaf and herb, rounded out by a little mint. Caramel comes in with it to keep it balanced from the beginning, adding a little bread with a touch of dryness, almost toasty.
This one's pretty dry the whole way, though the body is semi-dry until the finish, where I would definitely consider it dry. The juiciness makes the mouth water and helps with the dryness. Otherwise it's nicely crisp and has a bit of smoothness running through the medium body as well.

Brenden, Dec 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

BeerGod27, Dec 10, 2013
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,128 ratings.