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Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash West Coast IPA
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,170 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,170
Reviews: 1,689
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 240
Gots: 645 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Ppuech, Sep 20, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -11.8%

Aprice34, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of hvanella
3.16/5  rDev -25.1%

hvanella, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of desint
4/5  rDev -5.2%

desint, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Cleaver35
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Cleaver35, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Sep 12, 2014 - New version - 4.25/5

Very nice overall but I liked the old version better.

Dec 18, 2012 - Old version - 4.95/5

look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle, poured into a long tulip glass.

Look is awesome! Dark peachy color with medium head and very good retention and lacing.
Smell is also awesome. I didn't had to pour it into the glass to smell it. After removing the cap, the smell was already emanating from the bottle. Lots of grassy, floral hops.
Taste is awesome as well. Floral at first and then the hops kick in leaving a very pleasant, bitter aftertaste.
Body feels light and smooth and carbonation is medium. Very drinkable.

Overall this was definitely one of the best beers I ever had. Floral aroma and very well hopped, exactly how an IPA should be.

Ciocanelu, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Mgordon42
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Mgordon42, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of danwis16
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

danwis16, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Tomasipoi
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Outstanding rainbow of flavors!

Tomasipoi, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of BaalDagon
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Green Flash does it again! From the double imperial stout all the way to the other end of the spectrum... Green Flash is one of my favorite brewers! However, if you don't like hops, you might want to stay away from this one!!!

BaalDagon, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of Varls
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%

Varls, Sep 18, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +3.1%

Risenhower, Sep 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

bob_d_j, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

hayesjw, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of KevinL
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

KevinL, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of BenwayPHD
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Poured a thick amber gold. Head was two fingers off white. The nose is a peppery lemon grapefruit. Definitely a lot of citrus notes. You can smell the sweetness of the malt, but the alcohol remains hidden to the nose. The taste is aggressively bitter. There's a hint of caramel, but that is quickly masked by the tidewater of hops. They coat the tongue. The bitterness stayed for seven counts after swollowing. Pretty intense. Good if you love bitterness.

BenwayPHD, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of surfotog
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

surfotog, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of T100Mark
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

On tap, poured into a 22 ounce Weizen glass.

Appearance - Carmel colored (a bit dark for an IPA). Thick, lumpy, off-white head. Very good stickage.

Smell - The crisp, spicy hop smell is front and center but there is a faint carmel aroma present, too.

Taste - Like the nose, the bold hop flavor is prominent. After the initial hop hit, however, a mildly sweet carmel flavor shows up. The finish is on the dry side. Very nice.

Mouth - Bright. Great carbonation.

Overall - The color was a tip-off. Yes, this a California hop bomb but there is just enough toasted malt flavor to keep things interesting. I wouldn't call the beer "balanced" but I would call it tasty. Yet another brewery to put on my "must visit" list (I live just 80 miles north of downtown San Diego).

T100Mark, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of Achilles811
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Great beer, lots of hops lots of flavor. By far the best beer made by Green Flash.

Achilles811, Sep 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

chadwicktorres, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Chefley09, Sep 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Brams17, Sep 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

dagubna, Sep 16, 2014
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,170 ratings.