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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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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

6,327 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,327
Reviews: 1,698
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 247
Gots: 719 | 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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5/5  rDev +18.5%

chcfan, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

rhino54, Nov 27, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

LostHighway, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Rico488, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Jstark5150, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

bluntedboywonder, Nov 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

deapokid, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

insocova, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Neorebel
4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a beautiful golden orange color, and a bit cloudy. Nice head with good retention. The aroma suggests that this is a top tier IPA with that exceptionally bright floral aroma. The taste follows the aroma with delightfully bitter citrus and grapefruit hop flavors in the forefront with a light breadiness and slight caramel notes as well. very drinkable and balanced for a 7.3 ABV. I would say this is the second or third best American IPA I've ever had!

Neorebel, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jenray, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

thedoer, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

gunner214, Nov 25, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Beefytits4, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

DoubleD89, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

bcchimp, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

swatsjon, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of mikeg67
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle (thanks Samp01). Pours copper with a thick, white, never ending head. Wonderful aroma is of citrusy hops, caramel malt and ripe fruit. Taste is similar, very bitter grapefruit hops, balanced by caramel malt and fruity notes. Light, tangy body. Enormously hoppy finish. This brew is a dream for hopheads.

mikeg67, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

PhatAtUT, Nov 24, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

TheBishopco, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

iguana1010, Nov 24, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

mdillon86, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

ALLISON01, Nov 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served cool in a standard pint glass. Cool looking bottle. I had heard good things about this beer and was excited to see it in central Ohio.

Appearance is a hazy amber with some floating yeast. Might be a turn-off for some but I'm OK with this. Nice cream head after pouring that remains throughout.

Smell of piney and citrusy hops. Yum. Sign of things to come.

Taste is great. Exactly what I want from an IPA. Prominent hoppiness with more of the mix of citrus, floral, and pine. Balanced out with the malt just perfectly.

Mouthfeel is a little stick. Just about right. Nice carbonation.

Pretty drinkable. The ABV is noticed only at the end. Balance makes this much more drinkable than many other IPAs I have tried. Will definitely come back to this one.

tkarsies, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

mmcnaughton, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

kevwcamp, Nov 23, 2011
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 6,327 ratings.