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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

6,771 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,771
Reviews: 1,754
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 290
Gots: 969 | FT: 11
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of DavidHuggett
4.67/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed a few GF West Coast IPAs this weekend at Dogwood Tavern in Falls Church, VA. On draft, pours a bright clear mid amber ( I would estimate 9SRM). Slightly off white head which laced nicely down the glass. Aroma was of Piney, Citrus, Floral. Not overly bitter but a big hop finish. I really found this beer to be quite good.

Photo of jsf14
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OKCNittany
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Notninja
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scottspencer
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dewback4
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of captaincoffee
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured pint at the brewery. San Diego west coast style IPA. Bottom line, if this is the style you like, you can't go wrong with this beer. All look, smell, taste notes are classic west coast IPA...fresh hop citrus, clean bitterness, overall delicious. Tough to decide between going to Green Flash and Iron Fist every time I visit San Diego.

Photo of Anatole
3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BBuzzed
3.74/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraftBeerSnob
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of S_Hersh
3.65/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thick, good nose. Great flavor and finish

Photo of arini10
4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaliQualiti
3.87/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TooGood
3.25/5  rDev -23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I get very little on the nose, some faint citrus. I get a good citrus taste up front. The finish wrecks it for me, very bitter with a soapy aftertaste.

Photo of brewskifan55
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Opaque golden with a thick, off-white one-finger head that hangs out a while before thinning out to foamy bubbles. Soapy lacing.

S: Grapefruit and mangoes. A citrus knockout. Then comes the well balanced malts, with a bready note.

T: A super-smooth cascade of big, juicy citrus notes, following the nose. Extremely drinkable with the 8.1%, that doesn't kick in until it's too late. These west coast hops are marvelous. Almost no bitterness. So well balanced.

M: Medium to heavy with medium, bubbly carbonation. A semi-dry finish.

O: One of my new favorites in the IPA category. An IPA anyone will enjoy, even my wife.

Photo of bhoffman_5
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great IPA. Wish I remembered all the characteristics. I just remembered that this is great.

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
4.81/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love those west coast hop bombs, and this was one of the first.

Photo of Notation
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrianQuinn
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FFCaldwell
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good! Nice and hoppy! I'll be back.

Photo of ovaltine
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JonMay29
4.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,771 ratings.