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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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6,504 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,504
Reviews: 1,716
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 257
Gots: 793 | FT: 8
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 Grodd87
4.6/5  rDev +9%

Grodd87, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of PaulWaters
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

One of my favs. Unique DIPA selection. Consistent with Green Flash flavors

PaulWaters, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of lovethebelgians
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

lovethebelgians, Nov 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

gpblackgt, Nov 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

BBalzan, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of sludgegnome
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

sludgegnome, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of Sward17
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Sward17, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of untitledeuphoria
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best by: Unknown, as for some reason it was not printed on the label. Drank 11.11.14. Poured into a 12oz strange from a bomber.

A: Beautiful dark copper with next to zero visible carbonation. One and a half fingers of crackley, thick head, light khaki coloring, copious lacing with lasting retention. Eventually fades to a few thick islands.

S: Bouquet of hops... little bit of everything here. Grapefruit, mango, dank pine, lemon zest, a load of wildflowers, and malty caramel sweetness. Well composed, aromas blend extremely well.

T: Sweet and grassy. Very floral to start until the hops roll in and sweet bitterness sets in. This bomber might have tempered a touch as it was approximately 3 months old, as it was fairly well balanced for a big west coast DIPA. Big hops of course, but a significant amount of malt to mellow things out.

M: Quite resinous, leaves a slick of hop oil in its wake and doesn;t quite let up. The lingering bitterness is pleasant, not overwhelming in the least. Medium body, light carbonation, chewy in the mouth, no trace of alcohol whatsoever.

O: A well crafted DIPA, not one that makes me want to scream from the mountain tops extolling its virtues, but one that I will gladly have again. All kids of hoppy, without the palate scorch of other IPAs from the left coast.

untitledeuphoria, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of RyanK252
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours deep golden amber with copious amounts of frothy light tan head that settles and laces nicely.

S: Pine, some citrus, grapefruit and orange, maybe a touch of tropical fruit, some dankness, a little bit herbal, and a very light touch of malt.

T: Big citrus and pine hop hit up front with a little tropical, grapefruit dominates, but there is some tangerine/orange, light pineapple, and maybe even a touch of mango. Strong grapefruit rind bitterness throughout, some floral and herbal notes, but held together with a nice caramel malt backbone that comes out more as it warms.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: This is a classic west coast hop bomb. I wish it had a little less grapefruit bitterness, but still a great brew.

RyanK252, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of BeerOpine
3/5  rDev -28.9%

As a lover of both San Diego and the Green Flash Brewery the current quality of this previously excellent double IPA is a huge disappointment. I cannot put my finger on it. Perhaps I enjoy their Hop Head Red and Le Freak so much that the West Coast IPA no longer measures up. The malty taste of alcohol is too strong, yet the red copper color is still inviting. I avoid it in the store and grab it on tap only when other fine IPAs are not available. The aroma and taste are no longer as clean as it once was. Still a good beer, but no longer a stand out.

BeerOpine, Nov 16, 2014
5/5  rDev +18.5%

NOLANDMAN, Nov 16, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +4.3%

PittBrew, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of Yorgos05
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Bitter off taste from the hops. Not bad, but not good enough to buy again.

Yorgos05, Nov 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

newbeeraday, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of Nightwish1094
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nightwish1094, Nov 15, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +12.8%

flex411, Nov 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

mikefuski17, Nov 15, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -13.7%

Bsterner4, Nov 15, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -9%

BostonHoppa, Nov 15, 2014
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3.06/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

macesq, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of Stephen_Woods
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Wow, such a great beer had to do my first review. Head pours strong, thick, and white. It stays much longer than any IPA I have had. Taste is true & what you expect from a double West Coast IPA. A Hop lover's go to brew.

Stephen_Woods, Nov 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

tpauer, Nov 15, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -4.3%

Alysinger, Nov 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

jtladner, Nov 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

BPMeyer27, Nov 14, 2014
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,504 ratings.