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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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6,277 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,277
Reviews: 1,693
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 246
Gots: 700 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

sgoro, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Mrrahn, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

fizzyted, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

McNeiveKSU1913, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Eriogonum, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

yeager31, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

akttr, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of lurpy1
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smell is upfront hops, backed by grapefruit and a little bit of pine. Can't really pick up on alcohol. Very hoppy on the tongue, I would have expected nothing less, but doesn't overdo the bitters. Really no sense of alcohol here, this one just keeps on sippin and sippin.

This is a total winner. Second Green Flash beer for me, both well above average. Not sure why this brewery seems to fly under the radar.

lurpy1, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

bolgiano, Dec 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

TXhomebrewer, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

FubarPilsner, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

PhineasGage, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of Hophead717
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 12 ounce bottle poured into a DFH Signature Glass.

A: Delightful, dark golden-brown, with a massive three finger head that hangs around. Very pretty looking beer.

S: Hops upfront with a nice mix of citrus and pine notes. Heavier on the orange, but it's quite nice.

T: Nice mix of hops upfront, mostly citrus, but notes of pine and light floral notes are also present. There's a nice light graininess to the beer, with a nice finish of very light hop bitterness. Not sure how fresh the bottle is, but I'd love a touch more hop-forwardness. Good still.

M: Great medium body with good carbonation.

O: A very nice west coast ipa. Glad to land one in a trade! I'm going to keep an eye out for it on tap in the area and I'll consider asking at the one store near me that has it about the date (cases are dated I know). Good beer!

Hophead717, Dec 12, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

rondufresne, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of rangerred
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy dark gold with a one finger head that remains fluffy. Excellent head retention.

Smell is citrusy hops. Some grapefruit, orange and pineapple. Not much malt detectable.

The flavor is extremely hoppy. Citrusy hops dominate with maybe a touch of malt sneaking through. Bitterness is assertive but not over the top. Alcohol is not detectable in the least.

This is an excellent brew and definitely one of the better west coast IPA's.

rangerred, Dec 12, 2011
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

2neardead, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

EasyReader, Dec 11, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

brokentee, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of CaptainIPA
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presented in a brown 12 oz. bottle with a label illustration depicting the mythical green flash sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Personally, I've yet to witness one of these. Maybe you have to be in the mountains or something. Cheers to Masala Mama, my West Coast connection, for this "extravagantly hopped" wonder.

Pours a copper amber color with burnt orange hues and a massive head of foam with good retention and exceptional lacing. Strong aromas of grapefruit, citrus and pine with underlying floral notes. Medium-bodied and chewy with a sticky, introductory smack of grapefruit, citrus pith and mint. Nice and bitter middle. Tropical fruit goodness collides with the assertive hop presence. Biscuity-like sweetness helps balance things out. ABV is well concealed. Herbal notes surface before concluding into a grassy, bitter finish.

An exemplary American IPA that's absolutely true to style. It was a pleasure imbibing one of San Diego's finest hand-crafted ales.

CaptainIPA, Dec 10, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

valkyre65, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

ten1965, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

brhicks, Dec 10, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a chilled Odell's IPA pint glass.

A: Pours a golden tangerine hue with a finger and half head, nice lacing that disappears quickly.

S: The pine and tropical fruit smell is awesome in this beer. Mango and pineapple coupled with a strong pine aroma.

T: Massive amounts of tropical fruits in this beer. The pine taste offsets the fruit perfectly.

M: Medium carbonation, very easy drinking beer considering the high IBU's.

O: One of my favorite West Coast IPA's.

Finatic, Dec 10, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

CSQ1111, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

JeremyDrinksBeer, Dec 09, 2011
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,277 ratings.