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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

Educational use only; do not reuse.

6,909 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,909
Reviews: 1,781
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 316
Gots: 1,081 | 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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of atigerlife
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden orange with a big fluffy white head. Good retention. Small amount of carbonation rising.

Aroma of grapefruite and hops. Quite pleasant.

Taste is of grapefruit and a nice malty backbone. Piney hops.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Dry. Cleansing.

Overall, a good beer. Nicely drinkable, even with the ABV.

Photo of amano_h
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of MLaVioletteJr
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of coombski
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of sth77677
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Hopamania
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Note: This is a review of the new Double IPA. Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

This is a fantastic IIPA. While I'm somewhat disappointed Green Flash decided to reformulate the original product, I can honestly say the replacement is an improvement nevertheless.

Photo of leosfire
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of IPAbastard760
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Kaizoku
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of ronin926
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Wowcoolman
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Guess2814
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Green Flash! Love the name! The beer pours a reddish golden look.. This beer has a fruity piney taste... You can definitely taste the grapefruit in this beer ZESTY!!! Good beer overall...Two or Three of these beers and you'll be feeling the alcohol ...

Photo of allenm8
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of apasternak
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of berkshire413
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of minterro
3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought at single at Little's Wine and Liquor. Poured into a pint. Paired with pretzels and humus.

A&S: Lively transparent amber colored beer. Off white head has good retention and leaves some lacing on the glass. Aroma is pretty pungent and include dank spicy hops along with some grapefruit citrus, but also has a classic sweet sugar tone.

T&M: Alcohol is present at a great level, there but not the main component. Hop tone is very similar to the aroma. Good bitterness profile in the finish, bitter but not bruising. Medium body, medium carbonation. Very drinkable.

Overall: Very solid IPA, in my opinion maybe a little over ranked but not by much. Good price point for the quality.

Photo of Kappakoosh
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Johnct
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was blown away by this beer. There was not a lot of build up for this beer, but when I got to try it I thought it was great. The appearance was a dark yellow with a nice sticky head. The smell was nice with a lot hops. The taste was great with mellow taste in the beginning from the malt and then a lot of floral and grapefruit flavors come out in the middle from all the hops. The finish had a bit of a molasses taste which I thought cut the bitterness well. A wonderful beer that I would highly recommend hop-heads to try.

Photo of Rogorama
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of VE777
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of AmyfaceNYC
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I thought this beer was good but it didn't blow me away. I want to give it another chance. The bottle I drank had a best-by date on it that passed a few months ago, and this was one of the last beers I had during a night of drinking, so I probably wasn't primed to appreciate it as much as I perhaps should. Anyway--the hops were strong and flavorful (with a steady malt backbone); mouthfeel is thick and substantial. This is a good, serious IPA.

Photo of chase804
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,909 ratings.