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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

5,752 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,752
Reviews: 1,659
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 215
Gots: 470 | 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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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%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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trapper2408

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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Chadhowie

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-25-2013 21:54:01 | More by Chadhowie
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Beer21

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-25-2013 21:35:51 | More by Beer21
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shehateme

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-25-2013 16:05:37 | More by shehateme
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-25-2013 15:35:40 | More by baybum
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured out of a 12 oz brown bottle into a Green Flash 16 oz nonic glass. Bottling date is in December 2012, although I can't pinpoint the date because I already tossed the bottle.

Appearance - Strong pour yields a frothy two-finger head with lots of large bubbles and webbing. The foam sits atop a body that is golden amber with undertones of dried apricot and flaxen highlights. Just a tiny, tiny bit hazy. Lacing is sticky and pronounced, leaving rings as I drink it down.

Smell - All hops, pungent and intoxicating with fresh-squeezed citrus and pine needles. Highly aromatic, with some faint notes of fresh grass as well.

Taste - Citric, with grapefruit and clementine shining through and shades of pine resin supported by faint malty sweetness. Some pleasantly bitter characteristics on the finish add complexity and entice the next drink.

Mouthfeel - Juicy, with moderate carbonation and a medium-to-light body.

Overall, this might be my favorite IPA out there, especially readily-available IPAs. It's consistently good in all characteristics, very drinkable, and yet packs a punch. While it's certainly a hop bomb, has balance and doesn't ruin your palate.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 08:14:58 | More by LambicPentameter
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-25-2013 03:31:01 | More by ChrisKayler
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-25-2013 03:03:11 | More by FLBeerGuy
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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InsuranceGuy

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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lionnusmb

Iowa

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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slatetupelo

Mississippi

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -23%

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phishbone23

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-22-2013 21:30:18 | More by phishbone23
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,752 ratings.