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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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6,775 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,775
Reviews: 1,755
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 291
Gots: 970 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber, no date.
Pours a hazy light orange. Decent tan head with tight bubbles. Dissipates moderately to an outer ring. Solid lacing
Aroma is of big citrus zest, tropical fruit juice, faint pine and a medium bread malt.
Taste starts a bit bitter, with a generic hop flavor at first. Then pine hops kick in, followed by more earthy bitterness. Slight citrus follows that is super resiny. Finishes sharp and crisp. Pretty much no flavor from the malt.
Mouthfeel is sticky, resin like with moderate carbonation.

A really really tasty ipa. Great hop flavor and good balance with the malt. Just the right amount of alcohol that you can taste it but it doesn't get in the way of any flavor. Welcome to CT green flash!

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.72/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served on tap into a nonic glass at the Winking Lizard

A- Poured a dark semi-hazy amber color with a soapy head that left minimal lace

S- Aromatic beer with big dank, candy sweetness, grapefruit, and pine notes

T- Lots of big candied grapefruit, pine, and some dank notes. Big astringency and bitterness. The aftertaste of this beer is outstanding and really sticks.

M- Medium body, finishes dry, prickly carbonation

O- An amazing west coast IPA with huge astringent notes and lots of hop flavors. Highly drinkable with lots of bitterness and hop sweetness.

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4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a cloudy red amber color with a one finger head which quickly disspates. Medium to heavy lacing stays on the glass throughout.

The smell is overpowering with floral and citrus hops.

I was impressed and surprised by the taste. First you get a generous amount of floral and citrus hops. Once the brew warms up a little a nutty, earthy taste also comes through with both sweet and slightly roasted malts on the back end along with a grassy, grainy taste.

Mouthfeel is strong, filling and clean. The hop oils linger on the tongue along with a Pilsner like grassy taste.

I read online that this is one of the best IPAs that on one is drinking. I am inclined to agree. The taste is both complex and balanced. Green Flash packed alot of good stuff into this brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Amber golden glass shows excellent clarity and holds a white tight head that laces the glass.

Smell: Very piney, almost pine tar nose, with some bitter citric rinds (lime, grapefruit).

Taste: Loads of hops, but they seem to be toward the back of the boil, leaving a lot of tea like bitters without any fresh hop oil love. Flavor is fairly clean, toasty grain base seems a touch gritty.

Mouthfeel: Slight puckering bitterness, dry almost astringent finish.

Overall: A classic West Coast style IPA, no doubt, but I think the style has evolved past this particular example. I'd prefer a bit more aroma hops to all the bittering hops here, but no trouble drinking this one down.

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the stuff hop dreams are made of! Had at the Stone Anniversary Release.

A- Dark Golden/Light Amber -- right on the money!
S- A slightly danky IPA, but not overly so. That said, many IPA's are going the total citrus route, so some dank is kinda nice! Pine and citrus are also present-- Nicely done!
T- Slight nutty taste but the danky-ness continues. The bitterness walks the line (between harsh and smooth) and lingers into the finish like a laser- I would say this is pretty balanced, if not a little flamboyant for the style!
M- Nice, firm malt backbone and hop presence
O- If choosing an IPA you would be hard pressed to find any better. Its West Coast, which if you are on this site, means hops across the board. Its a nice beer. Personally, I like something a tad more "toned down" like Port's Wipeout IPA. With that said, I can totally appreciate this effort.

Grade: Solid A

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Green Flash Brewing Co. West Coast IPA, 22 oz. bomber: This is a beautiful beer when poured into a glass. The body is bronze with a tinge of red. The amount of sediment swirling around depends on how careful you are with the pour. A reasonable head forms on top. Time for the aroma! It’s big and all hops. If you like an aromatic IPA, this is your baby. The flavor is insanely hoppy. The malt does not come through the layer after layer of hop notes. The aftertaste is big and bitter. You really have to be IPA conditioned to handle this beer, it’s a real hop monster. An amazing experience, but I prefer a more refined IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,775 ratings.