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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

5,579 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,579
Reviews: 1,652
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 202
Gots: 394 | 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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bryseitz


4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-13-2013 04:08:36 | More by bryseitz
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Keyportnick

Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a large tulip

A- Pours a straw golden color slight haze. Big white fluffy head and disappears to a thin covering that laces the glass nicely.

S- Notes of mild pine and light citrus. Wasn't as pungent as I was expect. Still very nice and clean.

T- Pine and resin upfront light fruit on the finish. Crisp clean malt profile

M- light body strong carbonation, medium bitter hop finish.

0- great hop forward ipa. The drinkability makes it a will buy again for those hot summer days.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 04:06:16 | More by Keyportnick
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JustOneMorePlz

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-12-2013 22:14:07 | More by JustOneMorePlz
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babayaga

Nebraska

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a *gasp* shaker pint glass.

Appearance- Large rocky/creamy off-white head. Lasting. Body is clear amber, a huge sediment left in the bottle.

Aroma- Big pine, grapefruit, citrus.

Flavor- More of the same, sweet & smooth. Big bitterness at the finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, healthy carbonation.

I was actually reviewing this last week & then discovered that the database was down...not the best review, I know. Just going from my notes here, but I've had this several times bottle & draft. Really almost a benchmark for the west coast style.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 22:07:06 | More by babayaga
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purdueflyguy

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-12-2013 16:07:18 | More by purdueflyguy
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heysuz

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-12-2013 14:24:51 | More by heysuz
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Coduhhh

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-12-2013 11:22:26 | More by Coduhhh
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Houser

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

01-12-2013 03:15:21 | More by Houser
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AmitC

New York

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really appreciate the brew.

Poured from the odd shaped 12 oz bottle into my snifter.

A very clear amber color. Neat. Excellent head over three fingers thick, that disappears into a strongly staying head of off white color. Super awesome lacing. Sticks like gum. Some bubbles seen rising up. Perfect and top notch.

Aroma: Some citrus and flowery aroma upfront. A nice malt backbone that is sweet, caramel and bread like. Very nice but not a lot of strength. Fades rather fats and i am assuming my nose is now overpowered by a lot of smells.

Taste: Excellent taste. Though not a lot of bitterness, but for a single IPA it does the trick. Earthy, slightly citrus, piney and bit oil like. Some bitterness upfront with a nice thick bready malt middle and good enough bitterness towards the end. I like the taste. Bitter finish.

Mouth feel: More medium bodied and slightly fuller. Moderate carbonation. Mild hop derived astringency. Good alcohol strength and no burning sensation what soever.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 02:05:26 | More by AmitC
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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-11-2013 05:47:17 | More by teamwiggum
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NWCraftman

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

01-11-2013 01:05:20 | More by NWCraftman
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JackieTH

Minnesota

4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Strikingly dark orange, slightly hazy, sticky whipped cream head. Smells of pine, mellow caramel malt. Taste is phenomenal. Pine resin, grapefruit, floral and lightly minty hop flavors, nice weighty bitterness but all the same it's juicy due to a toffee-caramel malt backbone and so it dances on the palate. Medium heavy body, creamy and smooth. Finish is lightly bitter with interplay of grapefruit and mint notes. Complex presentation of hop flavors. Very, very good.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 05:52:15 | More by JackieTH
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miadw3

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-10-2013 05:30:27 | More by miadw3
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-10-2013 02:14:04 | More by spycow
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andthevolcano

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-10-2013 00:35:12 | More by andthevolcano
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Ryanm1

Pennsylvania

4.91/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I first had this surprisingly at a local watering hole CJ & Ecks. Unassumingly I tried it expecting it to be a run of the mill IPA. The light amber color made it very 'yuengling lager' like in color. Nothing special concerning the carbontion, standard amount of white head.

The smell...the smell...amazing. Like walking through a forest of evergreens. Fresh. Piney. The taste was crisp, with some bite to it. IBUs are off the chart registering 95. I took a look at the website and it looks like four types of hops are used giving the entire spectrum of grapefruit, citrus, pine, and floral.

Green Flash Brewing Company doesn't have a large prescence on the East Coast but this beer does. Dare I say the Great American IPA?

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 22:49:26 | More by Ryanm1
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BogBoyJD

Ireland

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-09-2013 22:32:56 | More by BogBoyJD
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roblund

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-09-2013 19:08:29 | More by roblund
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Auror

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-09-2013 07:44:07 | More by Auror
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-09-2013 05:07:45 | More by Archemedies
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whiterapid

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-09-2013 05:05:58 | More by whiterapid
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-09-2013 05:03:06 | More by kbuzz
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billybrew21

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-09-2013 04:57:24 | More by billybrew21
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jeff1973

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-09-2013 04:16:33 | More by jeff1973
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UncleBuccs

Arizona

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-09-2013 02:53:27 | More by UncleBuccs
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,579 ratings.