1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Green Flash West Coast IPAGreen Flash West Coast IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

6,900 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 6,900
Reviews: 1,779
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 311
Gots: 1,074 | FT: 10
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

Prior to 2014 7.3% ABV
2014 and later 8.1% ABV
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Green Flash West Coast IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,900 | Reviews: 1,779 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of spw109
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of JAFoley
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured into a pint glass. Crystal clear amber with three fingers of heavy off white head. Great retention and very little lacing.

S - Lotsa citrus.

T - Strong punch of bitters; lemon/lime, grapefruit, pine and floral. Definitely delivers on the name as being a west coast IPA. Malts not too apparent, the hops clearly taking center stage. And a good bite of alcohol.

M - Medium/light body and very dry. Moderate amount of carbonation. This felt a bit watery for my liking and could have used a stronger malt backbone to balance the bitters.

O - I can't get enough of the west coast IPAs so I must admit I am biased. This isn't my favorite IPA but I enjoy the unapologetic hoppyness of this beer. If this had more body I would be truly enamored. I'm sure to buy this again.

Photo of oilcan01
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of klesniew
2.25/5  rDev -46.7%

Photo of Sean9689
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of SpasmWaiter
3.18/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Take my review with a grain of salt as A) Im 3000+ miles from the brewery and B) the bottle I poured from has no born on date so creation knows how old this bottle may be. Anyway, here goes...

A - Poured a medium honey gold color, hazy from unfiltration. Particles present, very small and not unpleasant.

S - VERY malty. Hop presence not very notable to be honest. What I could detect seemed mildy piny.

T - For the traditionalist this is an outstanding IPA. But when I think "West Coast IPA" I think of a bursting hop presence with very little malt backbone. So to me, this was a bit too malty to leave me wanting more than the bomber I had. But hey, thats just me.

M - This was the best part of the beer for me. Nice thick - but not too much - mouthfeel with a very smooth finish. Very dry.

O - Overall, Id say its okay. I do say that with much reservation however. I would very much like to try it in the SoCal area on tap, where I know its fresh. This beer's reputation preceded it upon buying the bottle and frankly I was disappointed. Not by the beer as a whole, just seems put in the wrong category.

**Also worthy of note is that what I drank also has a different label. It was purple and came in the 22 0z. bottle.

Photo of roodie
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of planbee
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of straightlambic
4/5  rDev -5.2%

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of LincolnHawk
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of harrington_ptj
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of CoachC
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - on tap at World of Beer, pours a nice light copper color with a 1 inch foam head.

S - smell is of west coast hops, particularly grapefruit and citrus.

T - taste is like the smell, awesome citrus and grapefruit flavors dominate here.

M - a good, medium body that fills the mouth nicely.

O - one of my old reliables...consistently one of the best IPA's out there.

Photo of BillRoth
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of beerhan
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of rosschive
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of TheMrFarnham
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Metaltildeath
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of JeremyBoeckmann
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of civicm87
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of abernethyj
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of ajmitch4
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Jeeb
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of McAndrew
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,900 ratings.