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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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6,992 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,992
Reviews: 1,799
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 323
Gots: 1,144 | FT: 10
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

Prior to 2014 7.3% ABV
2014 and later 8.1% ABV
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Strikingly dark orange, slightly hazy, sticky whipped cream head. Smells of pine, mellow caramel malt. Taste is phenomenal. Pine resin, grapefruit, floral and lightly minty hop flavors, nice weighty bitterness but all the same it's juicy due to a toffee-caramel malt backbone and so it dances on the palate. Medium heavy body, creamy and smooth. Finish is lightly bitter with interplay of grapefruit and mint notes. Complex presentation of hop flavors. Very, very good.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I first had this surprisingly at a local watering hole CJ & Ecks. Unassumingly I tried it expecting it to be a run of the mill IPA. The light amber color made it very 'yuengling lager' like in color. Nothing special concerning the carbontion, standard amount of white head.

The smell...the smell...amazing. Like walking through a forest of evergreens. Fresh. Piney. The taste was crisp, with some bite to it. IBUs are off the chart registering 95. I took a look at the website and it looks like four types of hops are used giving the entire spectrum of grapefruit, citrus, pine, and floral.

Green Flash Brewing Company doesn't have a large prescence on the East Coast but this beer does. Dare I say the Great American IPA?

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12/31/12 - 12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep golden color, verging on amber. Darker than the typical west coast IPA, with a slight chill haze that clears as the beer warms. Traces of sediment remain in suspension in the glass - either from yeast or hops, or both. Pours one and a half fingers of nearly white head that leaves a solid sheet of lacing that beautifully coats the glass.

Aroma: Hops, hops, and more hops. The complexity in the hop profile is the best I've ever experienced. Bitter/sweet grapefruit and sweet orange zest dance on a soft bed of spring flowers with a subtle hint of pine.

Taste: Huge citrus bitterness up front - ruby red grapefruit - followed by sweet citrus - fresh squeezed orange juice. Hop flavors carry throughout, with hints of caramel malt backbone mid-palate. Slight pine pungency. Both sweet and bitter citrus fade into the finish, like chewing a fresh clementine - seeds and all.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Moderately light carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall: Perfectly amazing west coast style IPA. Quite possibly my favorite example of quite possibly my favorite style. The only detraction is that the color is slightly darker than I prefer in an IPA. Definitely one of my favorite beers.

Score: 99

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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,992 ratings.