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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

6,782 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,782
Reviews: 1,756
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 293
Gots: 975 | FT: 11
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
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3.25/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed by me on tap two days ago at Winking Lizard in Peninsula, Ohio at a cost of about $4 (sorry I do not recall the actual price, it was reasonable). It was poured into a clean, clear pint glass.

A Translucent deep copper body under a brief light brown creamy head. Good look. 4.0

S Distant bitterness and minimal malt. I am surprised that there is not more of a hops bitterness presence to the nose as I had expected. 4.0

T Bitterness returns to center stage in a big way here as there is a very strong grapefruit bitterness and little malt sweetness to balance it out. The hops are earthy, harsh and, of course, bitter. This beer is too unbalanced for me. I have to conceded that it delvers on its promise of bitterness, however. 2.5

M The high bitterness makes for a "big" feeling beer. That is certainly appropriate to the style. 3.5

D/O Not that good drinkability. Overall this is a slightly above average IPA. I do not know why the ratings here on BA are so high. I wonder if most of the high reviews are from reviewers from the West Coast? 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in a pint glass at Ye Olde Trail Tavern, Yellow Springs on 6/24/12

Deep honey color with touches of browned amber. Half inch head drops slowly. Thin retention with periodic rings of lace and speckled dots and drips in between.

Piney aroma with working of grapefruit, lemon zest and orange peel. Malty bread and a touch of sugar cookie and caramel.

The taste offers a juicier hop flavor - orange, lemon and grapefruit. Trailing pine bitterness. The malt isn't quite as strong as the nose; it's mostly cracker and dry, toasted grain.Slightly herbal finish.

Medium feel with resinous prickliness. Carbonation is appropriately nippy. Quite dry.

Overall, easily drinkable. This is much better than the bottle I had last year.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very little leaving, beer is a slightly opaque amber.

Taste up front is lots of piney hops up front which transitions to a more malty middle before a Strong finish of hoppy bitterness.

A delicious beer, not a trace of the butteryness found in some other ipa's. An excellent example of the style.

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4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a glass out of a 32 oz. growler.

A - Copper hued with a nice, foamy head.

S - Hops, and then some more hops.

T - Much more balanced that I expected for a high IBU ale. The multiple hop varieties give it a complex flavor. Grapefruit, pine, slight mint. Not boozy at all.

M - Smooth, almost velvety. Carbonation is just right.

D - I was going to drink half of this growler and leave the rest for the next day. Well, I only had about 6 oz. left when first session finished. Very drinkable, as long as you like hops.

I purchased this beer on recommendation from the growler store's server. Being a bit of a hop head, I was looking forward to this one, and it is the first I have had from Green Flash. This beer is a great example of what a West Coast, extra hoppy IPA should taste like. I enjoyed it, and will revisit soon. I have been a Lagunitas fan for many years, and now I have become a Green Flash fan as well. I will now look for other Green Flash varieties.

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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,782 ratings.