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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

6,293 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,293
Reviews: 1,695
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 248
Gots: 707 | FT: 7
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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

Bottle purchased from Total Bevarage in Murfreesboro, TN, into a Duvel glass...Paired with Dutch Gouda Cheese and Jimmy John's (#12)

Appearance: LIght Amber/Copper color, Huge creamy head, and beautiful lacing as well. Looks like an amazing IPA.

Aroma: Grapefruit, strong pine, and citrus. A lot of hops, it smells amazing.

Tastes: This is a flavor packed beer. What a solid IPA should taste like, really nails the West Coast Style well. There are a lot of hops in this beer, but it is so well balanced that the bitterness is almost sweet. I would definitely classify this as a bitter IPA, but a very drinkable one.

Mouthfeel: Bitter, good amount of carbonation. A little on the dry side.

Overall: If you're a fan of West Coast IPA's, you will enjoy this beer. Plenty of hops, will satisfy most hopheads.

Roman5150, Apr 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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Mantooth, Apr 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

CATVDK, Apr 06, 2013
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4.61/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Green Flash West Coast IPA pours a clear dark golden color, with a long lasting, and lacing head. There is a nice dry floral, hoppy aroma. The taste has a nice subtle hoppy flavor, nice and dry. Easy to drink, flavors are full, but the floral flavors are not overwhelming. Overall a very nice good flavored and enjoyable IPA.

vette2006c5r, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

mendvicdog, Apr 06, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep amber in color and VERY murky/hazey. Can't see through it at all. Very little carbonation and a solid 1 finger of fluffy off white head.

S: Wow, what a blend of pine and citrus. Hops, hops, hops! This has a fantastic aroma, very complex and inviting.

T: Good flavor. Heavy on the grapefruit and bitterness with a dry finish. There is a touch of malt sweetness in the beginning but it quickly dissipates. Did I mention the bitterness??

M: Smooth finish. Not to heavy but not light either. Well balanced and feels "right".

O: Real bitter. A true hop bomb for sure and may turn some people off because of its intensity. Nice beer but certainly not as sessionable as others.

Edit: I'm having this again and rereading my review. I think I was hard on this beer and am bumping some ratings up because this is a world class beer. Green Flash has become one of my favorite breweries.

JaredM, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,293 ratings.