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Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash West Coast IPA
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6,114 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,114
Reviews: 1,688
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 241
Gots: 617 | 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 mcallister
4/5  rDev -5.2%

mcallister, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Brianito, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

tdmccarthy, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of BeerDawgs
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A 22oz bottle shipped out to the East Coast from Escondido, CA

A - A cloudy copper, with 2 big fingers of head, and a massive sticky lace left all over the glass, all the way down

S - The smell is outstanding. A hop lovers dream. Huge citrus notes, floral. Grapefruit, slight bitter finish. Well balanced...

T - A huge hop wallop up front, with big citrus and piny flavors. Extremely well balanced.

M - Full bodied, very high carbonation! Oily and amazingly hoppy aftertaste.

O - Wow, another damn good west coast IPA. Very happy that Green Flash will be distributing to Georgia very soon. It wil be a regular purchase. If you are a hophead, get this beer if you can...

BeerDawgs, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Drinkerofales
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy orange amber with a fluffy meringue head that hangs around 'til the finish and leaves excellent lacing.

Smell is tangerine citrus along with orange flesh and grapefruit.

Taste is citrusy and pithy. A hint of malt is in the finish, along with more pith.

Feel is crisp and clean. Smooth juicy citrus leaves a bitter finish that outperforms some DIPA/IIPA's.

What a great beer, though not complex, does exactly what I want.


Drinkerofales, Feb 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

prisdefer, Feb 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

ygtbsm94, Feb 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Wtbrooks, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Hophed102, Feb 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

smutty33, Feb 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

BeakDabbler, Feb 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Xanadude, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of GameFreac
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Re-reviewing this since the 2nd time I drank a bottle, I didn't pour it as aggressively and had a much smaller head. I don't know if this even makes sense, but I swear I think the gigantic head hid all the hop oils and carbonation.

12 oz. bottle with no date but I'm assuming this is super fresh since it just got shipped to Tennessee yesterday.


1st Bottle: Pours a dark red/golden color with 4 fingers of a huge head. I guess I poured it too aggressively.

2nd Bottle: Poured very carefully this time and got about a half finger of head.


1st Bottle: As soon as I opened the bottle I could smell huge hop notes. Pine, mango, citrus. The smell from the glass is along those lines but much more intense.

2nd Bottle: This time the aroma wasn't as intense but still along those lines.

Taste -

1st Bottle: Very nice. Not as intense as the smell but still the same flavors in general. Hoppy but not overpowering. Has a nice malt backbone to it.

2nd bottle: Actually way more intense than the smell. The smell is actually much more muted than the flavor. Usually it's the other way around for most beers. VERY hoppy flavor. Mostly pine and just super bitter.


1st Bottle: Creamy but my only complaint is that it is slightly watery.

2nd Bottle: Very nice carbonation and not watery at all.

Overall: Great IPA. First bottle didn't blow me away but the 2nd time when I poured it carefully, the flavors really came out and didn't get trapped in the head. I never thought a pour would make this much of a difference but it made this beer much better. Maybe I'm just crazy.

GameFreac, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of ADZA
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow this beer definately gets some good reviews thats for sure maybe i should of bought more anyway it pours a dark orange hue which leaves a creamy two finger head and some nice lacing an impressive looking drop,the smell is an explosion of tropical fruit,pine,citrus and fresh flowers in bloom,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with a touch of stickiness about it and has tastes of tropical punch,grapefruit,orange zest,lychee,finger limes,marmalade with a slight touch of toffee maltiness slipping in between the hop explosion of fruitiness to settle the bitterness just a touch and overall a very nice AIPA that i would drink again cheers.

ADZA, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

ProfessorX, Feb 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

JohnnyMc, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

MrVonzipper, Feb 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

googam, Feb 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

rogueleonardi, Feb 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Josiah2729, Feb 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

CB2maltygoodness, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of TwelveOunces
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 Oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- Clearish amber orange with micro particles flaoting around, dry hopped for sure. A nice two finger head with good bubbles that stick to the glass.
S- A very fresh hop profile and not a lot of bitterness to go with it. Good lemon lime presence. Lots of pineapple and mango. A sugary sweet maltiness to this beer.
T- A good bitterness up front. This beer tastes like a fresh raw hop and is definitely dry hopped. Lots of skunkiness as well as fresh fruits like grapefruit, pineapple, lime. A sugary sweet malt here keeps it somewhat in check.
M- Extremely bitter and leaves you with a dry mouth, This is between IPA and DIPA for me. This has a pretty big feel to it. Drinkabality is about what you would expect for a bitter hop bomb.
O- This beer is a winner. Its a hop heads go to beer. This is my first green flash because they recently expanded out to my area and for good reason, this is a top notch IPA.

TwelveOunces, Feb 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

jpd026, Feb 15, 2012
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,114 ratings.