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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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6,764 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,764
Reviews: 1,752
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 289
Gots: 960 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Golden orange with a touch of haze, atop which is a massive, dense cream-colored head, which retains superbly. The lacing is thick and glass-coating.

Aroma: Massive, over-the-top pine tar hops, backed by quite sweet caramel malt. While the malt aroma is sturdy, let there be no doubt that the hops take precedence.

Taste: Opens with very sweet caramel, which is soon met and overwhelmed by strong, oily citric and pine tar hops. The relatively high alcohol content (7% ABV) is very well concealed While the sweet malt is ever-present, it is always in the shadow of the hops. Finishes with a strong and lingering hop flavor, with a late note of medicinal bitterness. As the beer warms, the malt becomes a little more prominent, although it remains secondary to the intense hop presence.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and very full, almost syrupy.

Drinkability/notes: Definitely one for the hop-heads, of which I am not one. Still, one cannot help but admire the craftsmanship that went into producing this beer,.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom-embossed short twelve-ounce brown glass bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy copper body beneath the foamy off white head that is slow to dissolve leaving a scattered sticky lacing clinging to the glass.

Fresh hop aromas of pine and citrus leap from the glass. Zesty aromas of orange, grapefruit, and pineapple accompany the the fresh woody pine.

The fresh citrus and pine hops coat the palate from start to finish. The woody pine notes and generous citrus of grapefruit and pineapple play well together and there must be a fair dose of malt to support the fistful of hops.

Medium to thicker in body with medium carbonation and a palate coating resin finish.

A fantastic IPA with tons of character to offer the senses. Not much Green Flash could do to improve on this one.

Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,764 ratings.