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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

6,486 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,486
Reviews: 1,713
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 255
Gots: 782 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

roostor07, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

griffeyb, Mar 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

UNCCTDawg, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

CADMixes, Mar 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

beergod1, Mar 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Steve212, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of artoolemomo
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- This pours up a good amount of head. This is pretty typical looking IPA. The foam is white with hints of yellow and the body is a light amber/honey color with a little bit of haziness. A good amount of lacing is being left behind as it recedes at a moderate pace. On the second pour, this is clumping against the sides of the glass.

Nose- Pretty much what you would expect from this beer style. Citrus, pine, grass, and soap. Not overwhelming but fairly inviting. Grapefruit is the dominant citrus aroma. Some melon is starting to make itself known as well. If the aroma is any indication, this seems like it's going to be a fruit hop kind of IPA.

Taste- Bitter woodiness is the first thing comes through. Earwax as well. It's a very spicy bitterness with lots of pine but not much of the citrus on the nose. One reviewer noted that the main hops on this was Simcoe. I must say that I expected much more out of this beer because of its high BA rating. The 4-pack holder indicates that the hops are Centennial, Columbus, Simcoe, and Cascade- all very West Coast, typical IPA hops. This starts to mellow out a bit and give more floral and fruity flavors. The aroma profile is starting to come out more in the flavor profile though the piney bitterness still dominates.

Mouthfeel- This has a medium body with a good amount of creamy smoothness. Another IPA that I've had that has a different kind of mouthfeel and I like it.

Drinkability- As the bitterness fades, this becomes a much more easygoing beer. This isn't exactly sessionable but I won't mind finishing this four pack at all.

Overall- Pretty good, maybe not as good as its rating on BA but still very solid. I give it an A-.

artoolemomo, Mar 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Zuidman, Mar 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

MagnusThunnus, Mar 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

jpaulsen, Mar 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

skaboom420, Mar 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

DTown, Mar 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

trevorpost, Mar 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

fivetime, Mar 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

ssalamone, Mar 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

BAsbill, Mar 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

sloany, Mar 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Razorback09, Mar 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

retry4z, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of deeznuts420
4.71/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

one of the best ipas out there especially on tap wich i used to drink at a place called coney island until they kicked me out for something my brother did. not a very friendly place with the bartenders wanting outrageous tips. plus the women bartenders think they know everything. telling me stuffs brand new when i bought cases of it 4 months earlier. get a fresh bottle and you won't be dissapointed. stay away from c. island in slippery rock unless you wanna be talk to like you don't know ne thing

deeznuts420, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of andrenaline
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Super stoked to receive this from joemcgrath27 and even more stoked to find out that I can grab a few more locally after a recent release that hit the LCBO.

A - Pours a nice golden colour with a copper hue, finger of head with decent retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Nose is dominated by sweet citrus, pineapple, and a hint of caramel.

T - The pineapple and citrus hop notes dominate alondside a heavy doe of bitter leafy greens that linger alongside the caramel malts. There's a touch of Thrills gum flavour with a hint of citrus rind of the finish.

M - Medium bodied, smooth, and a touch of dryness.

O - Delicious hop bomb that loads up the palette with fresh citrus and pineapple hop flavours. This stuff is fantastic and is by no means underrated. I'm hopeful that this brew becomes a regular locally, because its certainly one of my favourites among the style.

andrenaline, Mar 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

Lanstrum, Mar 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Shagator, Mar 28, 2013
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MNBeer1017, Mar 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

stereosforgeeks, Mar 28, 2013
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,486 ratings.