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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

Educational use only; do not reuse.

6,769 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,769
Reviews: 1,754
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 290
Gots: 966 | 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
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3.82/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark amber with 2 finger off-white head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma of pine resin, citrus zest, malts, pineapple and mango. Very malty with caramel and toffee notes. Huge pine resin on the back end that really sticks around. Full body with moderate carbonation, finishes super dry. That dry bitter finish compromises the drinkability. Overall it is a very well crafted and balanced IPA, but the bitter dry back end makes it less appealing in my IPA repertoire.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass
Bottled on: 5/7/13

A: Pours a clear, dark amber with 4 fingers width of off white colored head. Good retention and lots of segmental lacing.

S: Piney hops, citrus zest, sweet malts, dish soap, some tropical fruits like pineapple and mango.

T: Very malty, with big caramel and toffee notes. These are followed by piney hop bitterness on the back end. Really not much of a hop profile at all, just the pine on the finish.

M/D: Full bodied, lower carbonation, ABV well restrained, drinkability is average.

O: The hops from the nose dont come out in the taste. Not a bad beer but pretty disappointing. I dont think Id purchase this one again, not with so many great IPAs sitting on the shelves at any given time.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this is hoppy! Very bitter, fruity, and delicious. If you love hops this is the beer for you. If not, it might be too overpowering. Just an excellent all around IPA. Definitely one of my favorites, and up there with the IPA gods, Bell's two hearted, dogfish head 60 and 90 min, schlafly Tasmanian IPA, etc.

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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,769 ratings.