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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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6,642 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,642
Reviews: 1,730
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 266
Gots: 863 | 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:
95 IBU

(Beer added by: xlperro on 03-26-2005)
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4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a hazy light amber hue with a finger and a half of tan foam.

S: Aroma is gratuitously hoppy with citrus, earthy, and faint pine tones; hops overpower anything else.

T/M: Flavor is also very hoppy, much like an imperial IPA. Super potent earthy and citrus hoppiness mingle with lingering pale maltiness. It's dry and reasonably light with a bitter aftertaste that could be alcohol or could just be more hops.

If you haven't tried this, you're missing out.


Photo of Joshgonzales79
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of shand
4.66/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

This pours a nice copper-red color with a huge, chunky head. The aroma is huge with massive amounts of hops and grapefruit. Delicious. And the taste is just about exactly how I like my IPAs. Huge, dank, resiny hop presence with a citrus backbone. A slight bready malt presence leads to a great, coating hoppy finish. The mouthfeel is solid, nothing stunning but doesn't hamper the brew, and the drinkability is excellent. I'm so glad that I can get Green Flash in Tampa now, this is an absolutely top-tier IPA, and very affordable compared to 8 dollar Sculpin bombers.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -46.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Dave128
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a pitcher into a green flash pint glass.

A - moderate pour yields a 2 finger head that lasts a while. Like a long while. It never goes away. Lacing is phenominal. Rings around the glass from every sip. Dark amber in color with ruby highlights. Beautiful beer.

S - Highly floral from the hops. Light citrus but not too intense. Can slightly smell the alcohol.

T - Bitterness. This one is a real hop bomb. Starts with hops and finishes dry. The taste is floral and piney. Finishes with intense bitterness. I could taste the alcohol every now and then.

M - medium bodied with average carbonation. Very smooth.

O - A hop lover's dream. This one takes no prisoners and definitely delivers on its "west coast IPA" promise.

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of musicman575
4.72/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The thing that I like most about the appearance of this beer is the creaminess of the head. It foretells of a loaded beer that has a slightly syrupy viscosity and delicate but ample carbonation.

The smell of cascade hops is immediately pleasant. The smell of cascades always gives me a strong craving for beer, but it's a very welcome craving. It smells very sweet and flowery

The taste is anything but neutral. It starts sweet and floral and has a strong lingering botanical bitterness that is only momentarily cleared when you take the next sip. It's like this beer is engineered to increase your sipping rate. Pine, solvent citrus, and some alcohol are present upon exhalation.

IMO, this is the best widely distributed IPA in California.

Photo of Mverbeck21
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A – It poured a nice translucent amber color with a fluffy cream-colored one-finger head. A portion of the head retained during the entire life of this brew.

S – Grapefruit!!! There are also some herbs coming through.

T – Grapefruit yet herbal, also some sweet yeasty bread with some pine. A piney, herbal aftertaste is left behind… I like this aftertaste; it lets me know I'm drinking an IPA.

M – Medium to full body, with a smooth feel to it. The alcohol is very well hidden; there is only a slight burnt toward the finish with a bit of resin.

O – My first Green Flash brew was a good one; my area just got them in, and I‘m glad they did.

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,642 ratings.