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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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6,645 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,645
Reviews: 1,731
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 266
Gots: 864 | 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:
95 IBU

(Beer added by: xlperro on 03-26-2005)
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Photo of Merkur
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours a nice amber color with about a fingers worth of white foamy head.

Beer smells very strongly of citrus and floral hops.

Taste follows the nose. Very sweet on the initial sip, followed by a great bitter finish. Strongly of pine at the end.

Mouthfeel is a tad on the thick side, but not too bad.

Photo of Aschap
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of HoposaurusRex
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving type: on tap

A: Pours vibrant amber, somewhat hazy, with a half inch off-white head. Significant lacing on glass.

S: Very strong citrus and floral notes. Noticeable grapefruit aroma. Maybe a hint of pine.

T/M: Sweeter taste than I expected from the hoppy aroma. Very citrusy. Grapefruit and lemon flavors dominate. Crisp, clean hoppy finish that leaves a slight puckering sensation.

O: A very well-balanced IPA with strong notes of grapefruit. Excellent crisp floral finish that does not leave the palate completely dominated by hops. I would definitely get this one again and I am very happy that it is showing up on draft at more and more locations in North Carolina. Paired very well with the spicy Cajun chicken wings I ordered.

Photo of schoolboy
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great ipa. It is a bit pricey for us working stiffs in middle America but is worth it as a nice treat. The taste is similar to their Imperial, which I would recommend over this.

It is funky in the glass. The right color, but with lots of suspended stuff. Nice lace.

The smell and taste are just right - very floral. A great brew.

Photo of gjarvis
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of HxC90
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of freduardo
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of OTB
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Like catching up with an old best friend, that's how I feel about GFWCIPA, with so much world class brew here in So Cal. I often overlook this classic. Poured into my Boulevard tulip this brew is amazing to look at, bright orange with darker amber edges. The head is a beautiful thick creamy two inch cap that stays on the sides throughout the drink. The nose is biting grapefruit rind, hops, and fresh pine, very nice. The flavor follows with bitter citrus and explosive hops that refresh and entice another quaff. The mouth is brilliant, great carbonation, bone dry and clean, the finish is quite impressive as well. Glad I grabbed a four pack and re-acquainted myself with a long time fave.

Photo of Buttstorm
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of lsfrontman
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Aewachiw
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of hopsolutely
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A brilliantly hoppy, west-coast style American IPA. Wish I'd bought more than just the one bomber...

Pours a beautiful hazy amber, burnt orange coloured with impressive cappuccino coloured head. Lacing is visually stunning, and mouthfeel is pleasantly carbonated, and not too oily or viscous.

Aroma of caramelized malts and citrus tones. Hops run through the flavour from front to back, leaving a lingering finish that is well balanced between sweet, savoury and bitter. Citrus, tropical fruits and everything I'd ever hoped for in "c" hops...

An excellent beer I will seek out again!

Photo of larryi86
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber poured into a snifter

A- A clear dark copper with a three finger off-white head.

S- Earthy hops, piney hops, some citrus hops, hint of tropical fruits, wet grass.

T- Like the nose with less wet grass and a huge bitter piney/resin finish that really lingers.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O - A good IPA, but not the best, nothing really wowed me about this beer, but I will buy it again.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours clear light orange with a 1 inch foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is a total hop bomb: herbal, floral, citrus zest. Taste is also all about the hops with citrus zest and herbal/floral hop flavors battling for dominance. There is a somewhat assertive hop bitterness that lingers on the palate long after each sip. Unfortunately, this beer was flat as hell and that made it a bit of a chore to drink. Overall, this is a good IPA that blasts your nose and mouth with hops of all kinds.

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3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. capped bottle (no date) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 2-finger cream-colored head that slowly dissipates after a few minutes to a thick dusting and thick foam ring. The body is a slightly hazy amber tangerine with a light amount of rising carbonation bubbles. Great lacing can be seen clinging to every available surface throughout consumption.

The nose is primarily composed of grassy and piney hops aromas. Some sweet citrus hops aromas are also noticeable in the background but are difficult to analyze.

Light and sweet at the start, flavors of pine, tangerine, mandarin orange, and grapefruit. As the beer is swallowed, a strong pine flavor emanates from the center of the tongue outward. This quickly gains a strong bitterness that, combined with the flavor, wipes out all traces of any other flavors.

Medium bodied with great carbonation, this beer is a treat to drink. The body is just heavy enough to allow the flavors to really impact the palate while never becoming sticky. The carbonation is a little fizzy but definitely helps to keep the body enjoyable and the finish crisp.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into standard pint.

A - Pours a cloudy, only slightly translucent amber. A two finger bright white head sticks around for a bit, then gives way to a nice ring of foam that leaves leveled lacing all the way down the glass.

S - Big grapefruit and pine. Some sugar sweet and biscuit notes as well.

T - Lives up to the name with a strong pine and citrus hop presence throughout. There is also a subtly sweet bread malt backbone that rounds it out. It is bitter on the finish, but not overwhelmingly so. The flavors last on the tongue.

M - Medium carbonation with a slightly resinous feel. Not very dry for such a hop bomb.

O - I picked this up after hearing good things. I enjoy very hoppy IPA's and this is just that. The alcohol isn't present at all and the citrus comes across beautifully. It was a bit pricey for a four pack but I plan to get it again when I need a West Coast IPA fix.

Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,645 ratings.