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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

6,014 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,014
Reviews: 1,677
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 230
Gots: 588 | 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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Ratings: 6,014 | Reviews: 1,677 | Display Reviews Only:
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Vigilante

Nevada

5/5  rDev +18.5%

03-12-2013 06:27:17 | More by Vigilante
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JacobGumina

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-11-2013 23:46:03 | More by JacobGumina
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SirBentham

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-11-2013 21:10:49 | More by SirBentham
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Cvescalante

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-11-2013 19:15:40 | More by Cvescalante
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

03-11-2013 18:01:57 | More by Zachtheporter
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Apathetiq

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-11-2013 16:38:29 | More by Apathetiq
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Lynn

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

03-11-2013 16:35:21 | More by Lynn
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johntfox

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-11-2013 16:19:03 | More by johntfox
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Mini4x

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-11-2013 01:37:55 | More by Mini4x
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capnamerica

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-11-2013 00:54:37 | More by capnamerica
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Schwantz

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-10-2013 23:30:58 | More by Schwantz
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Jasoncpace

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-10-2013 22:17:19 | More by Jasoncpace
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

5/5  rDev +18.5%

03-10-2013 21:55:08 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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nebula1999

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

03-10-2013 15:53:02 | More by nebula1999
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Pinche_Oso

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-10-2013 15:31:11 | More by Pinche_Oso
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Rheaume17

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

03-10-2013 14:55:29 | More by Rheaume17
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Pegasus

Texas

4.29/5  rDev +1.7%

Appearance: Golden orange with a touch of haze, atop which is a massive, dense cream-colored head, which retains superbly. The lacing is thick and glass-coating.

Aroma: Massive, over-the-top pine tar hops, backed by quite sweet caramel malt. While the malt aroma is sturdy, let there be no doubt that the hops take precedence.

Taste: Opens with very sweet caramel, which is soon met and overwhelmed by strong, oily citric and pine tar hops. The relatively high alcohol content (7% ABV) is very well concealed While the sweet malt is ever-present, it is always in the shadow of the hops. Finishes with a strong and lingering hop flavor, with a late note of medicinal bitterness. As the beer warms, the malt becomes a little more prominent, although it remains secondary to the intense hop presence.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and very full, almost syrupy.

Drinkability/notes: Definitely one for the hop-heads, of which I am not one. Still, one cannot help but admire the craftsmanship that went into producing this beer,.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom-embossed short twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

03-10-2013 02:51:03 | More by Pegasus
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%

Pours a hazy copper body beneath the foamy off white head that is slow to dissolve leaving a scattered sticky lacing clinging to the glass.

Fresh hop aromas of pine and citrus leap from the glass. Zesty aromas of orange, grapefruit, and pineapple accompany the the fresh woody pine.

The fresh citrus and pine hops coat the palate from start to finish. The woody pine notes and generous citrus of grapefruit and pineapple play well together and there must be a fair dose of malt to support the fistful of hops.

Medium to thicker in body with medium carbonation and a palate coating resin finish.

A fantastic IPA with tons of character to offer the senses. Not much Green Flash could do to improve on this one.

03-10-2013 02:14:18 | More by CHADMC3
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rringler

California

4.24/5  rDev +0.5%

A: Extremely clear, dark copper color. Pours with about one half to one fingers worth of white head, made up of small bubbles. The head dissipates rather quickly, leaving a partial layer of micro bubbles.

S: Healthy malts, but even from the beginning you get some floral/herby hops.

T: As it smells; big thick malt start that transitions to herbal hops. The malt start is not overly sweet like some IPAs, nor is the hop finish as assaulting. Pretty medium of the road here in terms of IPAs. Does an excellent job of covering the 7.3% abv without tasting boozy.

M: Medium to medium+ body; a little chewier and slower than other IPAs. Carbonation is medium to medium-; I'd prefer a little more.

O: A very good IPA. I had this on tap during a happy hour earlier in the week and it was excellent. I thus bought a 4-pack to more critically taste and review, and I'm a little disappointed with the bottle. It's still a very good IPA, but the tap pour was outstanding.

03-10-2013 02:13:23 | More by rringler
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MIchelle318

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

03-09-2013 23:58:30 | More by MIchelle318
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Twoheartedzombie

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-09-2013 22:03:11 | More by Twoheartedzombie
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-09-2013 04:35:41 | More by Mattyb79
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smbslt

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-09-2013 01:17:12 | More by smbslt
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freewill35

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-09-2013 00:09:03 | More by freewill35
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

03-08-2013 20:21:39 | More by zekeman17
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,014 ratings.