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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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6,510 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,510
Reviews: 1,717
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 257
Gots: 799 | 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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Photo of TheDoctor
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dusty honey color that has ruby hints if held to light with a creamy beige head that pours okay and settles like a rock at a half-inch or so. Good retention; nice web-like lacing.

Smells pretty much hoppy as could be. Fruity and slightly sweet with underripe pineapple, weed, pine, caramel malt notes, and dank earthiness.

Really dry and increasingly bitter towards the finish. Pine and citrus rind with a slightly malty undercurrent and nearly medicinal finish with a nice tingly-ness.

Dry, flat and relatively unobtrusive. The head gives it a nice creamy feel and the carbonation is far from aggressive. Medium body, makes your mouth vibrate, very drinkable.

This is a very good, bitter-but-drinkable IPA.
Really a fine looking beer with a pretty aggressive taste but which is fairly restrained on the whole the ever-present touch of caramely malt flavors really helps it to not get too intense. Very good, pretty easy drinking.
Will have again; worth trying if you can.

TheDoctor, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of Hanselpb
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Hanselpb, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of Dave_in_GR
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Dave_in_GR, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of BlakeL
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

BlakeL, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of adamant1912
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

adamant1912, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of DominoDoug
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

DominoDoug, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of TheConnMan
4/5  rDev -5.2%

TheConnMan, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Nathan_Snyder
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Nathan_Snyder, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of lochef81
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I keep getting wowed by this brewery. This outstanding ipa pours a cloudy deep amber color with a two finger white head that dissolves to a mere film on the beer decent legs and lacing. The aroma is pure California hops. Pine, citrus, tropical and stone fruits, and a decent aroma of weed. It sips clean and pure and very refreshing. There is just enough body to coat the mouth with gorgeous hoppy resin. The flavor is simple and to the point...hops. a little malt on the aftertaste but mostly just glorious hoppy bitterness. This is an outstanding ipa and should be viewed (along with stone and lagunitas) as the benchmarks of west coast ipas.

lochef81, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of jmich24
4/5  rDev -5.2%

jmich24, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of brotherloco
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

brotherloco, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of Erik-P
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Erik-P, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of Burkbom23
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Burkbom23, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of bkeller04
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

bkeller04, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of smooth_aleing
4/5  rDev -5.2%

smooth_aleing, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of ubufan2112
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

ubufan2112, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -5.2%

paulish, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of nharres
3/5  rDev -28.9%

nharres, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of m_p_snyder
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

m_p_snyder, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Opaque amber red with a creamy light tan head.

S: Lots of pine and grapefruit, mango and fresh orange.

T: Once again lots of grapefruit and pine, especially up front, followed by lemon, fresh orange and citrus peel. Finish is dry and resiny.

M: Medium body with average or slightly smooth carbonation for an IPA.

O: Really good. I'm not the biggest fan of grapefruit and thus west coast IPAs in general. This one has a nice mango flavor in addition to the orange flavor which I really like. Definitely recommended.

BierJager89, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of simont1
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

simont1, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of benloho
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

benloho, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of lesdemonsamaporte
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

lesdemonsamaporte, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of jbhollis1180
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

jbhollis1180, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of psoriasaurus
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

psoriasaurus, Feb 03, 2014
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,510 ratings.