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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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6,902 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,902
Reviews: 1,779
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 313
Gots: 1,076 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 4-pack of this stuff. First beer didn't love it. Second beer (two nights later) started to grow on me. Third beer (two nights after that) really enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to drinking the fourth beer tomorrow.

Appearance: Deep amber, very inviting. Not much of a head maybe one finger thick off white.

Smell: Pine, grapefuit, orange, a little lemon

Taste: GRAPEFRUIT dominates the show here no question about it. Picking up some pine and orange as well..very consistent with the smell. Very little malt character , not really enought to stave off the bittering hops, but I'm not complaining.

Mouthfeel: Medium on the carbonation as well as the body, sticky..very enjoyable.

Overall Impression: What left me wanting more of this beer is the finish, oh that long bitter finish...oh how I enjoyed it. 15 minutes after the beer is gone that bitter grapefuity finish still lingers. Bottle says 7.3 ABV, hardly noticeable. Solid, solid brew.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

slightly hazy amber pour with 2 fingers of soapy, foamy head. smells of pine, caramel, grapefruit, more pine.. you get the picture. initial pine bitterness hits you right away at the tip of the tongue then starts getting somewhat sweet when it reaches your throat, then you get a nice burnt rubber/grapefruit type bitterness aftertaste for about 5 seconds before your palate cleans itself off. kind of an awesome experience. mainly bitter flavors, earthy, dirt-like bitterness.

medium body, slightly creamy, moderate carbonation, lots of beautiful lacing. this is a damn solid ipa, and in my opinion tastier than palate wrecker. even though it's slightly hazy, the head that this beer has is wonderful and creates an intense lacing situation.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Slightly cloudy and colored deep red, creamy white head that has sticky lacing, served in a small snifter, beautiful

S- Moderate floral hop, slight pine, a little bit of sweetness, complex

T- Woody bitterness that builds throughout, amber malt sweetness that balances, floral and zesty citrus hop flavor in the middle, slightly dry finish with lingering bitterness and light hop flavor

M- Light carbonation, moderate body, nice warming and slightly dry

O- An awesome IPA, even before I tasted it I was quite taken by both the appearance and the aroma. Taste did not disappoint, very assertively flavored, but with good complexity and a degree of balance. Definitely one to seek out.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,902 ratings.