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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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6,257 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,257
Reviews: 1,693
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 244
Gots: 687 | 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 clayrock81
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured the classic reddish-brown body w/ two-finger white head that dies slow and leaves lace patches. Very floral/piney/citric aroma, and I think a touch of grape which I usually detect in only DIPAs, and some oakey and sweet caramel malt. Body is the same as it's medium-to-heavy, has a good smooth, almost creaminess to it, the bread and sweet malts are nice complements as they are underneath a powerful citric and floral hop punch that leaves a lingering crisp finish and it tastes like some grape notes on the finsh as well. Good ABV for an IPA that wasn't a hop bomb and didn't overpower my tastebuds/retained a nice balance. Classic IPA that you can always fall back on.

clayrock81, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of coachdonovan
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

coachdonovan, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of HopsHopenstein
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

HopsHopenstein, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of whartontallboy
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

whartontallboy, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of jak
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

jak, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Popp24
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Popp24, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of thatdirtymick
5/5  rDev +18.5%

thatdirtymick, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of jtierney89
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a bright orange hue with a big sticky white head. Nose is mostly juicy grapefruit with sticky citric hops and an underlying sweetness.

massive body with lots of carbonation. Very smooth with well blended flavors of tarty, grassy, minty and piny, and citrus grapefruit. Hop bitterness is big and bold and lingers. Huge malt body holds all the hops flavors and presents subtle graininess beneath it all which kind of sets the beer back a bit. This does however ruin that super sticky problem some ipas have and makes the beer a bit more crisp.

Beer starts big and juicy but cuts out immensely dry with a hop bitterness that grows.

This beer showcases hops wonderfully however the building bitterness slightly ruins it's drinkabililty. Loving the flavors but slightly derailed by the unbalanced bite.

Definitely for hop lovers though. Quite a blend of immense flavors and drinks quite big for an ipa.

jtierney89, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of BSW
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

BSW, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Skye1024
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Skye1024, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of verdict603
5/5  rDev +18.5%

verdict603, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of perrymarcus
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a pint glass.

pours a clear, medium amber / copper shade with a big, creamy / frothy 2+" beige head. great retention and sticky lacing all over the place. IMHO if not a picture-perfect looking brew, close to it.

fragrant nose starts with a wallop of citric and pine hops, followed by some subtle caramel malt notes. nice.

flavor delivers on that promise with heavy citric / pine hoppy characters, secondary notes of floral hops and the malt. bit more malt presence than i'd have guessed going off the aroma. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall, a very nice IPA. while there is a malt presence, make no mistake this one showcases an array of hops, both first and foremost. quite enjoyable. only caveat here is that these tend to hang around a while, and freshness is paramount.

perrymarcus, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of cooler4life
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

cooler4life, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of jordanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

jordanmiller, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of cdwil
5/5  rDev +18.5%

cdwil, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of jophish17
4/5  rDev -5.2%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

ShemRahBoo, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of kchannel9
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

kchannel9, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of KEL
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

KEL, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of zhanson88
3.48/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours out a pretty hazy golden honey color, with 3/4" of white head, which has below average retention and lacing. Not the most beautiful beer out there.

Smell: Some malts peek out initially and are followed by scents of citrus rind, grapefruit, and pine. Smells pretty bitter, but with some nice fruitiness as well.

Taste: A hint of caramel malt is present up front, but is quickly overshadowed by citrus, bitter grapefruit and orange rind, a far amount of florals, and pine. Definitely a hop bomb, but not a well integrated as some I've tried.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light-medium bodied with a low amount of carbonation. A bit prickly and not particularly smooth drinking. Not bad all in all, but definitely not what I would call a world class IPA.

zhanson88, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of FickleBeast
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at George St Alehouse in New Brunswick.

Arrives in a pint glass with a finger of off white sticky foam. Amber in color. Aroma is hoppy, citrus grapefruit and piney. Nice aroma.

Quite bitter with a huge hop flavor... quite nice. Long lingering bitterness, with a passing attmpt to balance with a touch of malty sweetness. A true west coast IPA. I've had this in bottles, but fresh from a keg seems to accentuate the potent hop flavors. Excellent.

FickleBeast, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of CummingsK21
4/5  rDev -5.2%

CummingsK21, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of mhenson42
5/5  rDev +18.5%

mhenson42, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of SteelCityHops89
5/5  rDev +18.5%

SteelCityHops89, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of hoppymcgee
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

hoppymcgee, Dec 21, 2011
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,257 ratings.