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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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6,771 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,771
Reviews: 1,754
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 290
Gots: 969 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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

Poured from bottle into snifter.

A-Clear copper with a big foamy off-white head. Head stays for a decent period, but not terribly long. Lacing remains with big chunks on the side of the glass. Poured in some sediment that I wasn't expecting to be in the bottle.

S-Hops are very prominent with a hint of malt sweetness. There is also a nice fresh fruit smell in there too.

T-A slight hint of sweet malts followed by an assertive bitter hop kick. The mouthful actually manages to finish sweet with some fruity notes from the hops. Could be described as citrus, but almost has a melon-like quality to it.

M-Pretty full mouthfeel with low moderate carbonation. FInishes with a good combo of slightly sweet from the fruitiness and slightly astringent from the hops. This is very pleasant.

O-Very balanced and spot-on for the style. A touch of complexity added with fruit. Great stuff, give me another.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz Bottled 1/21/13

A - Pour a clear copper color with a creamy beige head. Solid retention with okay lacing.

S - Bready malts, loads of fruity grapefruit, fresh green pine needles, fresh herbal hops, sweet pale malts. Very aromatic.

T - Sweet grapefruit oils quickly turn bitter, green pine needles crunched up, green herbal hop oils, very bright flavor and bitterness. Even with all the hops goodness a sturdy malt adds a sweet and bready backbone. The alpha acids really start dominating towards the finish creating a resinous bitter that sticks to the tongue and back of the throat. Finishes long, dry, and bitter.

M - Moderate smooth carbonation, heavy side of medium body, smooth lush feel with a dry finish.

This will satisfy any hop fix. Grapefruit and pine share the hop stage.
Lots of bitterness but also loads of hop flavor. A nice thick malt profile really hold this beer together with balance. A very well done IPA!

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Bottled on date of 1/21- very fresh. Light amber color with an off white head that has a fair amount of lacing and retention. Perfectly carbonated.

S- A true highlight of this beer. Great citrus smell with strong hints of grapefruit. The floral hop aroma is powerful...in a great way.

T- Hop forward. Pine with citrus/fruit flavors up front with a warm, bitter finish. Very hoppy as we have come to expect from WC IPA's. Strong bitterness level (95 IBU), but finds a way to remain smooth and flavorful throughout with just enough of a malt base to avoid an astringent flavors.

M- Medium to full bodied. Little oily. Dry finish

O- Quintessential "West Coast" style beer here. I know we have advanced craft brew to the point that variations of all beer styles are brewed all over the country to where there really is no "west coast" label, but i understand what GF is aiming for here and they hit the target. Fantastic ale that would be delicious any time of year. Near the top of its class for sure. Heck, even the burps taste good!

4 pack for $8.49

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,771 ratings.