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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

5,603 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,603
Reviews: 1,652
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 204
Gots: 407 | FT: 9
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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DC_Brah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-04-2013 02:18:52 | More by DC_Brah
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Norseman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-04-2013 01:19:19 | More by Norseman
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Stokes_

Virginia

5/5  rDev +18.5%

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

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-03-2013 20:22:18 | More by HopGrazer
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

09-03-2013 15:23:14 | More by HRamz3
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illiniipa

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

09-03-2013 15:10:35 | More by illiniipa
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mcaulifww

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

09-03-2013 15:08:50 | More by mcaulifww
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Mike_Gentry

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-03-2013 04:56:01 | More by Mike_Gentry
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Duane_Opfer

Virginia

4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on July 9th. Consumed on Sept 2nd. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an IPA glass.

A - Burnt orange in color with no cloudiness. Poured very little head. Distinct lines of carbonation. Very faint irregular lacing as the beer recedes.

S - Hints of lemon, pine, grapefruit. Can almost smell the hoppy bitterness.

T - Intense flavor. Lemon and tropical fruit followed by a bitter grapefruit rind. Completely hides ABV. No malt notes.

M - Dry with a high level carbonation. Complements taste of beer very well.

O - Wow. Highly recommended. Refreshing hoppy citrus mouth orgy.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 00:19:12 | More by Duane_Opfer
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SerpentX

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-02-2013 05:14:04 | More by SerpentX
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Kruja5

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-01-2013 15:24:33 | More by Kruja5
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Qbdoo

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

09-01-2013 04:46:04 | More by Qbdoo
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dga278

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

09-01-2013 01:24:41 | More by dga278
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fafa50

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -28.9%

08-31-2013 20:27:41 | More by fafa50
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MisterFuzz

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

08-31-2013 20:27:18 | More by MisterFuzz
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Jonny_go_Lately

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.5%

08-31-2013 12:52:53 | More by Jonny_go_Lately
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.5%

08-31-2013 08:18:54 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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Madfish85

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-31-2013 02:44:05 | More by Madfish85
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RyanTheLion13

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-31-2013 02:41:56 | More by RyanTheLion13
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billymoe

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

08-30-2013 17:58:25 | More by billymoe
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Libationguy

Nevada

4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy medium amber/copper color with orange and yellow hues. Off-white 2-finger head with medium retention.

Hops on display: Citrus, white flowers, pine resin, grapefruit peel, earthiness, dankness.

On the palate the intensity builds as the beer moves across the palate. Grapefruit and lemon zest, nice grain quality, grass and hay, pine sap and resin. Earthiness and a mild dankness.

Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Well balanced carbonation. Bold bitterness that builds across the palate. Bitterness lingers and generates a long finish.

If you are looking for a strong representation of the West Coast IPA style, you should enjoy a bottle. Very drinkable. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 17:51:01 | More by Libationguy
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drinkininthewood

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle served into a pint glass bottled 4/22/2013

A- A nice copper/orange color with a fluffy head of white foam and some of the nicest lace i have ever seen in a brew.

S- floral with strong whiffs of grapefruit pith and pine.

T- Fresh bread crust and a touch of sweetness upfront which quickly becomes taken over by strong citrus bitterness representing flavors of grapefruit and a touch of lemon, then developing into a more herbal character with a straight forward bitterness and drying finish with lingering citrus notes in the aftertaste. After the first few sips i had a hard time believing this was 95 IBUs but its starting to come forth towards the end of the glass.

M- its a pretty creamy IPA. Medium bodied. With very smooth carbonation.

D- a tasty beer with a wide variety of hop flavors make it deliciously drinkable.

Overall this beer has so much going for it but i found the level of alcohol a little high. I like IPAs to be around the 6% - 6.5 % range. Once you get over the 7% range you start venturing into the Double IPA valley, which is by no means a bad thing. Good brew nonetheless. Looking for more brews from this place. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 00:57:48 | More by drinkininthewood
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MikeyRiles

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-29-2013 22:12:24 | More by MikeyRiles
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freemanj

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-29-2013 16:53:39 | More by freemanj
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-29-2013 07:00:53 | More by schnarr84
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,603 ratings.