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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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6,333 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,333
Reviews: 1,699
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 247
Gots: 720 | 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 rodlavers
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into perfect pint glass. Huge fluffy off-white head, at least 4 fingers at first. Lots of cling and retention. Amber/copper/burnt orange coloring. Smell consists of pine, floral and citrus hops, similar to taste, as advertised. Smell and taste is great. Mouthfeel is smooth with a slightly bitter but resinous/piney aftertaste. Very good beer. Have not had this for some time and was clearly missing out. A must try.

rodlavers, Jul 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

oldp0rt, Jul 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

jesus808, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of busterwhite
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep golden color with a nice, rocky 2 finger head. Lots of lacing. Bottled on 5-21-12.

Aroma of citrus, pine and a little sweetness.

Big hop flavor. Citrus followed by some tropical fruit and a little sweetness from a solid malt backbone. Finishes with a lingering pine bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium and a little oily from the hops. Carbonation is good.

Very solid IPA, glad this one is in Georgia now.

busterwhite, Jul 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

marpike, Jul 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

IPAFrankieH, Jul 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

rodrigueZflyingf0x, Jul 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

durlta, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of MagicJeff
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pretty cool bottle design.

A: 1/8 inch head retained throughout drinking. Golden, slightly amberish appearance. Very nice lacing left after. Not too much carbonation half way through drinking.

S: Lots of pine, grapefruit and lemon, but caramel malt also lingers. Very nice.

T: Hops as expected--grassy, resiny, tropical citrus. Start to pick up on the malts with some pineapple/alcohol in the aftertaste.

M: Not as carbonated as I would expect, on the heavier side for an IPA. Also surprisingly dry. As other reviewers have noticed, the alcohol is well-hidden.

I wish this was sold in 6 packs near me, then it would be a great go-to beer. $9.99 is reasonable for a 4 pack, I suppose. Anyway, I'd definitely recommend this for all the hop heads out there. For some reason, the first beer was better than the second one that I had. Either way, it's pretty enjoyable and drinkable on a hot summer's day. Not sure about the 100 rating the Bro's give it, but it's definitely in the 90's...a great beer!

MagicJeff, Jul 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

tsailor, Jul 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

dking1525, Jul 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Thompson, Jul 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

MichaelBurns, Jul 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

ellswrth, Jul 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

lilnicky068, Jul 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

fuzzcherry, Jul 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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, Jul 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Coastal_Brew, Jul 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

sansho, Jul 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

cuy50, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of draiiinage
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slow pour resulting in monster head with foam that lingers. Dark gold color with crisp bubbles.

Smell: Citrus, pine, hot dog buns, and sweet white wine.

Taste: Hop-flavored grapefruit candy without much body.

Mouthfeel: Light, watery, with a mild delayed bite.

Overall: Good IPA, nothing spectacular. A bit overpriced at $8 for a 22oz bottle.

draiiinage, Jul 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

danipp, Jul 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

lobos62, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of Kisejohn
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma:  Aggressive citrus and pine aroma.  Grapefruit predominates.

Appearance:  Amber orange color.  Two finger head with nice lacing.

Flavor:  Aggressive in your face grapefruit and pine bitterness that lingers.  There is some malt sweetness, but each sip finishes very dry and very bitter.

Mouthfeel:   Medium body with good carbonation.

Overall:  This beer gets in your face from the first sip.  One of the more aggressive West Coast IPAs on the market.  Major hop heads will not be disappointed.  For everyone else, palette fatigue is a serious concern.  Recommended.

Kisejohn, Jul 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

JeffTheJuice, Jul 20, 2012
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,333 ratings.