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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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6,983 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,983
Reviews: 1,798
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 319
Gots: 1,140 | 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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Ratings: 6,983 | Reviews: 1,798
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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

Photo of ccozzi
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of iSip
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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Gabbyaboutipa
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Melikeydahop
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of facundoCNB
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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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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