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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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6,776 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,776
Reviews: 1,755
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 291
Gots: 971 | FT: 11
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
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Photo of jtd335
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of wchasse222
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of heygeebee
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger head over a deep amber gold. Lacing excellent

Aromas of pine citrus and hops, lots of em.

Taste is really hop bitter and not as intense as nose. Hides alcohol well, needs some malt to balance. A little malt appears by end of bottle

MF is somewhat oily, a let down.

Good in class if only the taste was as food as look 'n' smell. Better by end of bottle as it evens itself out

Photo of dwduncan2
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of LaneMeyer
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of IPA4LIFE
4.62/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Rich copper color. Big fluffy white head. There was a little yeast sediment in the bottle that I accidentally poured in, so that was a bit unattractive, but it's my own damn fault, so I can't hate on that aspect. Good head retention and awesome sticky lacing.

S- Really super hoppy awesomeness. Big citrus notes. Huge sweet fruit smells of grapefruit and mango. Spicy citrus zest and a little pine, this beer is about the hops in a big way.

T- Big hop character throughout. There is a sweet tropical fruit flavor along with some spice and a bit of honey and a consistent, solid bitterness throughout. The bitterness isn't over the top, and it isn't bitter for the sake of being bitter; this beer is just bitter because that is what tastes good and it complements the other profiles of the beer amazingly. Awesome beer.

M- Smooth. Good carbonation level. Great mouthfeel. Great beer all around.

O- So good. The smell absolutely blew me away on this dude. The aroma was executed perfectly. The flavor is dialed in. This is just an amazing West Coast IPA. Can't say enough about this beer.

Photo of AndrewRoecker
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of 1p5v
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Chmpgn36
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of TheBigBoy
4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of rowmine
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of switzer
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of MordeciaFunk
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of beerFool28607
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of jhmiv
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of dbossman
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Sun-tea colored beer with a gorgeous, huge frothy head; lacing is okay

S: So much floral, citrus, pine aromas--a really wonderful bouquet of hop aromas--so oily and awesome; some bready undertones but this is really just hop heaven; I feel like I'm walking through a hop farm

T: Obviously, the hop bitterness hits you up front but there is a subtle malty sweetness in the back end that really pulls the beer together; it's not balanced (nor is it trying to be) but it isn't overwhelming or one dimensional either; there is a reason people consider this the quintessential American IPA; mmm

F: Medium body and so oily and sticky; just coats the mouth

O: I love this beer; it really is one of the better American IPAs and surprisingly underrated

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of B33R501
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

one of the better single ipas. no need to worry about bottle dates and i prefer this beer on tap.

pours nice hazy amber, smells and tastes of bright citrus and piney hops, chewy mouthfeel, and perfectly bitter, nice aftertaste that lingers for quite some time.

overall outstanding.

Photo of Lantern
4/5  rDev -5.2%

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

On tap at Idle Rich Pub in Dallas, TX
The body is a transparent amber with an off white head leaving lacing down the glass and the head has great retention.
I get a sweet caramel with grapefruit and pine. Slight floral aroma hangs out in the background
A light bitterness from the hops balances well with the sweetness. Grapefruit flavor abounds along with some pine.
Medium body with prickly carbonation and a slight drying.
This is a pretty darn good IPA.

Photo of RescueKitty
4.62/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased the day it became available in the state. I think I actually paced while waiting for it to cool and my patience ran out. Poured at around 55 degrees into a pint glass. Oh my, what a fluffy little pillow of white head, and the smell is amazing. Piny floral citrus-y hoppy goodness. The color in the glass is a honey amber and I swear it almost glows. I couldn't wait to pop the top but I find myself just staring at the beer in the glass, marveling at how clear and radiant it is, like liquid sunlight. Finally, the first sip. Grapefruit tartness, pine dryness, and just a hint of earthy/fruit sweetness to balance the green bitterness - overall very balanced considering it's all hops, all the time. Finishes dry and slightly bitter. As I sip, and it's hard to sip - this is a Very Drinkable beer and I would have no clue as to the 7.3 ABV based on taste alone - the glass is nicely striated with strong lacing and remains pleasantly fragrant all the way to the end. IPAs are one of my favorite styles and this might just be my new favorite IPA. Thank you, San Diego!

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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