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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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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,772 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,772
Reviews: 1,660
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 219
Gots: 483 | FT: 9
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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pigc

Nebraska

3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy orange and brown color with two finger head that seems to last a long time. Excellent lacing.

S - Grapefruit, pine, citrus.

T - This is like chewing on a grapefruit rind. Huge bitter hop bomb up front with just a subtle malt backbone. Notes of citrus, pine in there as well.

M - Medium body with oily mouthfeel of resinous hops.

O - Decent IPA but far from one of my favorites. This one is very much on the bitter grapefruit and pine aspects and much less of the citrus variety. This one starts out a bit harsh but grows on you as you drink it.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 02:06:01 | More by pigc
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xfoshizyx

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-31-2012 07:08:18 | More by xfoshizyx
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-30-2012 21:42:01 | More by HumanParaquat
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-30-2012 18:46:58 | More by tripledbrew
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ninner00

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-30-2012 18:28:11 | More by ninner00
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hosehead83

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. "retro" looking bottle into a standard pint glass.
Copper/orange in color,with an attractive three fingers' worth of rocky, off-white foam.
Aroma-Piney, juicy citrus hops
Taste-West Coast hops all the way-juicy, piney, citrussy, tropical fruit. Balanced nicely with brown sugar toasted malt. Tasty, snappy and deliscious offering that is an absolute must for all hopheads. Get some!!

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 18:27:48 | More by hosehead83
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-30-2012 04:32:18 | More by slimntubbs
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ng85

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-30-2012 02:38:14 | More by ng85
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-30-2012 00:07:02 | More by ADTaber
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JerseyKirk

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: hop haze straw to orange color. White 1 finger head.

S: grapefruit, citrus, hop resin.

T: pine resin, hop oils, fresh hop, caramel sweetness.

M: thin, sweet, fully fermented though, lingering bitterness.

O: better from keg. Lost some freshness during bottling and shipping. I miss the kegged beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 20:19:54 | More by JerseyKirk
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tjbaretta

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this today for the first time on tap and then got a couple to go in bottle.
For this review I poured the bottle into a large tulip glass.
Great amber color, a little cloudy with nice lacing throughout.
Smells hoppy but you can smell the malts as well.
Taste is excellent. Hops are strong but balanced with the maltiness. Citrus and pine. Bitter but not overly so.
I love the subtle creaminess of this. Great carbonation.
This gets better with each sip.
I will be buying this again and sharing with friends.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 01:39:08 | More by tjbaretta
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theempire

California

5/5  rDev +18.5%

01-28-2012 05:48:41 | More by theempire
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-28-2012 02:34:08 | More by Profchaos20
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jbakajust1

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-28-2012 00:37:10 | More by jbakajust1
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bmf5581

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-27-2012 23:15:40 | More by bmf5581
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stafford2

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-27-2012 16:30:14 | More by stafford2
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likeemdark

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-27-2012 12:51:39 | More by likeemdark
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ipcolling

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-27-2012 04:10:24 | More by ipcolling
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mecmd

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-27-2012 03:58:32 | More by mecmd
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N1CK

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-27-2012 03:54:02 | More by N1CK
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amcmaho1

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-27-2012 02:56:18 | More by amcmaho1
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-27-2012 01:53:53 | More by hilgart1
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours orange yellow, but more toward yellow. Light white head disappears.

Smells very bitter, aroma hops are glaringly absent. Maybe thats age, because I dont know how long the keg has been on. I usually make a point to ask how long kegs of IPAs have been on, but alas I forgot this time.

This beer is really good, but its pretty much a one-horse beer. Up front dominating dry hops. Dry leafy hop flavors are really there, but then you want more. The IBUs are insane, but its just overall bitter. Not bad, but I want more aroma juicy hops. Even some fresh pine cone or needles would help out a ton.

Malt is glaringly absent. After having a ton of Bell's (Hopslam, The Oracle, and Two-Hearted), my IPA taste buds are really spoiled.

Its a great beer, dont get me wrong, but Ill take a Two-Hearted any day of the week.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 01:33:48 | More by VncentLIFE
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BlakeMatt

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-26-2012 22:53:59 | More by BlakeMatt
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Denjhe

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-26-2012 22:36:31 | More by Denjhe
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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