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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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6,136 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,136
Reviews: 1,689
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 244
Gots: 634 | 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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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a cloudy, burnt golden orange with a thick and frothy 2-finger off-white head. Retention is excellent, leaving behind a thick, sticky lacing.

Smell - Grapefruit, pineapple and floral hops envelop the nose, as sweet malt aromas lurk behind.

Taste - Starts with an array of hops, grapefruit and floral, backed by a hint of pine and tropical fruit notes, all supported by a healthy amount of grain and toasted bread malt backbone. Finishes with a mild citrus bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body. Well carbonated, but smooth.

Overall - This is a great IPA, but it's kind of all over the place. A bit wild and unfocused. In the least, definitely worth a try, but there are better options out there, especially at the price point.

TheSixthRing, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of HopFace
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

HopFace, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of BeerOps
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

BeerOps, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of BEERMILER12
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy sunset yellow-orange color with 2 fingers worth of head

S: Pretty much dominated by hops with citrus, flowers, and slight pine. Very light malt as well

T: Follows the nose, with the pine coming out more than in the nose. Citrus equally present, with a nice floral note. Malts are definitely on the lighter side, almost not coming through at all. Slight spice as well, but they are as light as the malts

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, slightly slick. I'd like it to be a little more so

O: The feel is really the only thing lacking for me, a very solid IPA with everything you could want out of the hop department for a west coast-styled IPA. This is a must try for hop heads and beer lovers alike

BEERMILER12, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of SFC21
3.25/5  rDev -23%

SFC21, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of Dizbro21
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Dizbro21, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of kemoarps
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful amber with a pillowy cream coloured head that lasts and lasts, imbuing aroma and lacing as I drink. This is what an IPA should look like.

The nose is a little more mellow than I expected, mostly piney and almost spicy floral hops.

The tongue follows suit, dominated by the west coast hops. The pine leads, with an almost sweet undercurrent to it. Well constructed brew.

Goes down smoothe, and while the oily hops can linger a bit on the tongue it doesn't get overwhelming or onerous. A fine example of a great beer. Definitely worth getting ahold of if it's available.

kemoarps, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of 59rockabilly
5/5  rDev +18.5%

59rockabilly, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of Kmccabe33
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Kmccabe33, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of chriooos
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

chriooos, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of pault
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

pault, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of DarkSideof3Floyds
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

DarkSideof3Floyds, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev -5.2%

bostonryan, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of flyingpig
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange copper colour with a huge, bubbly white head at the top that very slowly recedes to leave a head about a thumbs width tall and with plenty of lacing.

Strong hop presence upfront from this one followed by a massive about of pine and grapefruit, definitely some citrus and a touch orange with minimal malts.

Grapefruit and bitter hops to begin with, quickly followed by some pine and lemony citrus flavours. Very well balanced and very bitter.

Smooth on the palate with a medium body and an overall sweetness that is naturally followed by huge levels of bitterness. The finish is slightly dry and overall carbonation is mild to moderate.

An excellent example of an IPA and exactly what you expect from one with all the usual contenders making an appearance.

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flyingpig, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of Taylor8189
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just finished this beer out of a 12oz bottle and WOW..I do see what the hype is all about.
This beer finally made it to CT last week.
I've had it on tap and in bottle and both ways it is a perfect IPA.

The beer is dark, unfiltered, almost dark brown.

Smells very hoppy, gives you a good idea of whats to come.

The taste is fantastic, hops, sweetness, sticky to the sip, leaves you wanting more.

Mouthfeel is great, lots of carbonation, sticky, hoppy, makes you pant for more.

Overall, this beer lives up to the hype. These west coast IPAs have got it down.


Taylor8189, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of jakea
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

jakea, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of dominic4beer
4/5  rDev -5.2%

dominic4beer, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of mwayne
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

mwayne, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of bigbeerfan
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

bigbeerfan, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +18.5%

CEDAMA, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of HarmonMW
4/5  rDev -5.2%

HarmonMW, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of wceaton
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

wceaton, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of rkarimi
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%

rkarimi, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of beerpirates
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into my lost abbey stemware glass

A - Good copper orange coloration, with a nice white head and good clinging lacing down the pint.

S - Beautiful intense hops aroma is a smack to the nose, with aromas galore. Piny, citrusy, just overall goodness.

T - Lovely hops. Profile of a great IPA here. Many differing flavors shine, w/ pine, citrus, earthiness, and nice malt backbone , very nice bitterness , Crisp and delicious.

M - Good mouthfeel, w/appropriate carbonation.

D - Based on its style, I could easily drink several of these. Keep in mind it is 7% with a load of IBUs, but if you are looking for a great hop-forward, smack in the nose IPA then this beer is a perfect match.

beerpirates, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of vrbulldog22
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

vrbulldog22, Jun 08, 2012
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,136 ratings.