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Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash West Coast IPA
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6,174 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,174
Reviews: 1,689
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 241
Gots: 646 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

crownrl28, Sep 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

mtnwesdew, Sep 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

MattSassi, Sep 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

jurbanik, Sep 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

brentblack1, Sep 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

MarkSmithVT, Sep 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

alecvdpoel, Sep 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

phishphorce, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of mfigueroa713
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

mfigueroa713, Sep 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

pbass78, Sep 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

KMcG, Sep 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

jnardone235, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of dsauter
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

dsauter, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of 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.

RussBecker1, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of jackrodgers77
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

jackrodgers77, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
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.

kylehay2004, Sep 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Bigben0328, Sep 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

William123, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of KickbacksSteve
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.

KickbacksSteve, Sep 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

meehandennis, Sep 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Joe1001, Aug 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

12owls, Aug 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Kanine, Aug 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

dfthewalrus, Aug 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Tom-Peters, Aug 30, 2012
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,174 ratings.