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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

5,770 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,770
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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sd123

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-26-2012 09:25:48 | More by sd123
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suspect

New York

3.1/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Dogfish Head Signature glass.

A: Pours a hazy reddish orange color. Normal pour leads to a 1 finger light tan head that disappears to a small ring in a few moments. Lacing is thick and plentiful.

S: Definitely pulling some hops but the malt is shining through this one more than anything. This probably means its past its prime but who knows seeing as there is no freshness date.

T: Follows the nose although the malt base is really wonderful it's really the foremost flavor in this beer. Normally that wouldn't be bad but this beer is called "West Coast IPA" and I'm sure while fresh it's hop forward but this one, not so much.

M: Nice feel, creamy, bitter finish. Bitterness is actually pretty prevalent.

O: Well, I'm kinda pissed that I dropped $11 on a 4-pack. I've been waiting and waiting to try this beer because it gets good reviews. Well, Green Flash. You burned me. I won't be going back to this IPA until you start putting freshness dates on the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 01:50:14 | More by suspect
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OleJohnnieAle

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-26-2012 01:05:56 | More by OleJohnnieAle
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bobhits

Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Welcome to Kentucky Green Flash, glad to finally try this one.

Pours a darker reddish orange color, good density but very clean. Not much head but a creamy white top somewhat lingers around. Lacing is also lacking so not exciting.

A good strong funky hop aroma. A mix of citrus flavors with an almost brass metal like blend, surprisingly this is a huge complement. The malt isn't strong or powerful enough so this one goes a bit one sided and has plenty of room to grow on.

Much like the nose, citrus and brassy hops. A lot of herbal elements here as well. I really like the complexity in flavor from the hops. The malt is weak and doesn't add much here, light toasted caramel malt in the back ground.

A bit heavy for an IPA but drinkable and very well carbonated.

I really like this one. It isn't the best or close, but it is a great example of what the west coast ipas are all about.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 00:33:25 | More by bobhits
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DMc8ride

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-25-2012 19:55:04 | More by DMc8ride
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TobyMcCann

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-25-2012 05:14:39 | More by TobyMcCann
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therope

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-25-2012 03:42:40 | More by therope
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hopmeister

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-24-2012 13:41:52 | More by hopmeister
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-24-2012 06:51:51 | More by schopenhauerale
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Bruisin Ales (Asheville, NC). 2.00. Served in a Southern Tier snifter. 

Pours orange amber with 3 fingers foamy off-white head that leaves big beautiful sheets of pale lacing. 

Smells of pine, grapefruit, sweet biscuits. 

Taste follows the nose pretty well. Bursts of piney & citrisy hops. But not too much. 

Rather light but a little resinous. Mildly carbonated. 

I can see why this gets some props. It's a well done IPA. Quite drinkable. I'd certainly have it again if given the chance. 

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 03:24:29 | More by ThickNStout
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NFStaproom

Florida

5/5  rDev +18.5%

01-23-2012 20:46:55 | More by NFStaproom
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eorwar

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-23-2012 01:09:28 | More by eorwar
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djaeon

California

3/5  rDev -28.9%

01-22-2012 22:17:04 | More by djaeon
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IPAnoah

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.5%

01-22-2012 16:46:05 | More by IPAnoah
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hopsandstouts

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-22-2012 12:10:48 | More by hopsandstouts
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-22-2012 05:48:04 | More by mhaugo
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Thickfreakness

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-22-2012 00:43:10 | More by Thickfreakness
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dprophet

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-22-2012 00:32:31 | More by dprophet
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FalconA

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-21-2012 23:39:53 | More by FalconA
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bhir

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-21-2012 20:58:44 | More by bhir
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Chrisbracken420

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.5%

01-21-2012 20:06:46 | More by Chrisbracken420
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seeswo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-21-2012 18:16:35 | More by seeswo
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-21-2012 05:27:34 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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vandemonian

Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Green Flash West Coast I.P.A. is a deliciously hoppy IPA that borders on a DIPA. The strong amarillo hops are balanced by and awesome malty base.

A: Cloudy orange colour and an excellent 4 cm head that lasts very well. 4.5

S: Hops. Grassy, citrus amarillo hops. 4.5

T: Malty with a strong grassy hop flavour. Great balance between malt and hops, sweet and dry. Lovely malt base. 4.5

M: Pretty thick with some foaminess. 4

O: 4.5

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 05:17:20 | More by vandemonian
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heff316

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-21-2012 04:05:35 | More by heff316
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,770 ratings.