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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

5,686 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,686
Reviews: 1,655
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 211
Gots: 441 | 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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KMcG

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-03-2012 23:54:45 | More by KMcG
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jnardone235

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

09-03-2012 04:03:41 | More by jnardone235
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dsauter

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-02-2012 22:10:38 | More by dsauter
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RussBecker1


3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Pint Glass

A- poured a deep amber, darker and a bit thicker than most IPA's. Decent 1-2 finger head that lasts throughout the pour. A nice looking beer that beckons the drinker.

S- Fairly average in my opinion a nice floral hop smell with a bit of sweetness and character. The smell however was not as strong or as balanced as I would have liked as the hops overpower many of the lesser notes.

M- Again pretty good, not great. Crisp and refreshing as an IPA should be but the darker color does lend a nice thickness that is appreciated in the mouth,

T- Very nice floral hop front that dissipates into some sweet citrus and maybe apple. There is something to be desired however as the flavors don't meld as well with one another as I would have hoped.

O- Due to the influx of American IPA's, my personal belief is that some of these brews can become rather complacent in mimicking what has become immensely popular throughout the states. While this is a very nice beer it still left something to be desired on my end that had me searching from something else instead of all of what was purchased.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 18:13:09 | More by RussBecker1
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jackrodgers77

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-02-2012 01:40:50 | More by jackrodgers77
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: nice large two finger head and nice lacing on a murky orange brown and golden body.

S: aroma is really as good ad it gets. It's very strong despite the overlying large head with sweet pineapple, orange peel, grapefruit and an herbal presence.

T: This one is complex and multilayered. The pine and grass bitterness overlies the sweet citrus and base malts with both represnted throughout, the bitterness is just a little too strong for my liking.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: this is an excellent beer and IPA. The flavor is just a little more bitter than I want but it mellows out as you drink this one and get used to it. Love to see this brewery in Jacksonville now.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 01:22:35 | More by kylehay2004
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Bigben0328

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-01-2012 15:07:24 | More by Bigben0328
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William123


3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

09-01-2012 08:29:12 | More by William123
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into Gouden Carolus chalice. Bottled on 8/10/12 I believe. Copper body with nice frothy head after vigorous pour. Nice retention. Soapy, sticky lacing. Aroma is piney, grassy and lemony. Fresh, crisp smell. Tongue coating mouthfeel. Taste is well balanced but leans towards bitter grapefruit. Really tasty and very highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 04:51:12 | More by KickbacksSteve
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meehandennis

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-31-2012 23:00:43 | More by meehandennis
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Joe1001

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-31-2012 21:08:59 | More by Joe1001
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12owls

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-31-2012 18:00:34 | More by 12owls
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Kanine


3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

08-30-2012 22:29:15 | More by Kanine
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dfthewalrus


5/5  rDev +18.5%

08-30-2012 21:33:54 | More by dfthewalrus
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Tom-Peters

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-30-2012 20:29:47 | More by Tom-Peters
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-30-2012 10:06:33 | More by PeteRiz
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-30-2012 00:23:35 | More by nh2032
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MichelleJeremy

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-29-2012 22:39:55 | More by MichelleJeremy
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Gehrig13

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-29-2012 01:06:31 | More by Gehrig13
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Mayhewbc

Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

08-28-2012 17:29:00 | More by Mayhewbc
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SLUGLIFE

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-28-2012 00:31:32 | More by SLUGLIFE
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wmc0005

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-27-2012 16:00:43 | More by wmc0005
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GrowlerProwler

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

08-27-2012 13:15:07 | More by GrowlerProwler
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travismiller80

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

08-27-2012 03:28:13 | More by travismiller80
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xdtfx

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.5%

08-27-2012 03:07:36 | More by xdtfx
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,686 ratings.