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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

5,747 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,747
Reviews: 1,659
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 216
Gots: 467 | 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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LBIsurf

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-30-2013 01:12:54 | More by LBIsurf
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supa0525

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-29-2013 18:45:00 | More by supa0525
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hansgruber

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-29-2013 04:09:32 | More by hansgruber
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NW2285

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-29-2013 03:35:34 | More by NW2285
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-29-2013 01:37:17 | More by KiMiRaiK
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, pours a copper amber color with a fluffy very light tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, hazy

S: pungent grapefruit peel and piney hops, lemon and orange zest, fresh floral smells, malt sweetness

T: intense bitter flavor up front primarily grapefruit peel, just enough malt to balance, finish is astringent pine resin

M: full bodied with good carbonation and a lingering aftertaste

O: a very good IPA, floral fragrance is the best part, it is intensely bitter, hop lovers only please

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 23:52:08 | More by M_C_Hampton
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Palmertn


4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-28-2013 20:10:57 | More by Palmertn
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-28-2013 17:09:56 | More by AngusOg
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hemorhoidzz

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-28-2013 16:42:29 | More by hemorhoidzz
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TheLevi4000

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-28-2013 00:00:53 | More by TheLevi4000
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themind

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In the World of IPA's it's an uphill battle for any brewery. Beers like Pliny, Hopslam and Heady Topper dominate an already crowded backfield. That said Green Flash can brew some beer and this IPA is good. I feel that there double Chocolate Stout is there best brew to date but this is a good offering for any IPA lover.

Bottom Line: Drink up! it's good!

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 22:19:17 | More by themind
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mostly clear amber-orange pour with an off-white two finger head with great retention and crazy lacing. This is a hop bomb in every way. Huge hoppy, floral nose with tons of grapefruit, pine, and resin up front along with hints of tropical fruit, and perfume. The taste is complex and just as hoppy. Loads of bitter, resiny, mouth puckering goodness with hints of grapefruit, pine, fresh hops, orange peel, along with some subtle mango and apricot. The mouthfeel is thick and oily with a tangy, bitter, dry finish. With that said, there's just enough of a sweet caramel maltiness to add at least a measure of balance to this insanely bitter beer. Overall, this ranks right up there with all the elite hop bombs and truly lives up to its name.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 18:34:09 | More by beerdrifter
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rmarks9

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-27-2013 17:50:25 | More by rmarks9
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-27-2013 15:12:42 | More by SocalKicks
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-27-2013 14:28:02 | More by KevinGordon
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jera1350

Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Copper colored with a rocky head of off-white foam. Lots of sticky lacing.

Incredible hop smell with loads of tropical fruits and pine resin. Plenty of citrus in here.

Huge hop punch in the mouth. Such an array of hops flavors and bitterness that last forever. Tons of citrusy grapefruit, mango, papaya, fruity. Some alcohol mixed in there with pine. Strong and in your face west coast ipa. Very little malt presence.

Crisp, clean, bitter as hell, yet refreshing. Ample carbonation.

The epitome of a West Coast style IPA. If you love hops, this is your beer. So happy to have had it and will go back again.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 02:08:03 | More by jera1350
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roskelley

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-27-2013 01:11:21 | More by roskelley
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TorsHammer

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-26-2013 22:07:35 | More by TorsHammer
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-26-2013 19:53:57 | More by TheRuss9585
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3/5  rDev -28.9%

01-26-2013 14:32:10 | More by bsuedekum
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twax

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-26-2013 03:21:47 | More by twax
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tscanlon51

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-26-2013 03:13:54 | More by tscanlon51
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-26-2013 00:52:02 | More by UncleJimbo
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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trapper2408

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-25-2013 22:17:52 | More by trapper2408
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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