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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

Educational use only; do not reuse.

6,895 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,895
Reviews: 1,777
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 309
Gots: 1,073 | 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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 03-26-2005

95 IBU

Prior to 2014 7.3% ABV
2014 and later 8.1% ABV
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.53/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from Beer Deluxe.

A - Pours a slightly hazed dark copper colour with mild carbonation. Great fluffy, thick beige head of two fingers. Thick rings of lace and a full finger of retention.

S - Boozy pineapple, thick resinous hops, citrus.

T - Really resinous and hop sappy again. Boozy pineapple as well. Resinous pine is quite strong with orange sorta peels.

M - Bitterness is intense as my tastebuds contract after swallowing. Good carbonation and a medium body.

O/D - A decent IPA. Better on tap from my experience. Bitterness was a little rough. A little out of balance, having dank hops overpowering the malt body. Good, but not great.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Initial pour from a 22oz bottle into a 13.5oz tulip glass.

A- Pours a very hazy, deep orange color with a 2-3 finger meringue head

S- Aroma is that classic, sweet orange sherbert with a bit of bitter white grapefruit rind and herbal resin. Pine resin is detected as the head subsides (i.e as the brew warms).

T- Suprisingly, the taste has earthy, grassy notes up front with a bitter citrus and pine resin rind finish. Nothing overwhemiling, but definitely a surprise. Piney resin finishes the proceedings.

O- Complex and pleasing in equal amounts. Hop heads need to seek this out and make this a staple in their arsenal. Although I know I got this fresh, I am unhappy with the fact that their bottles do not possess a Bottled-On date (or at least a Best-By date).

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle (no dates or codes) into a tulip. Pours a hazy amber w/ suspended wisps of sediment, big frothy off-white head.

Aroma is lots of tropical grapefruit and pine, a little bready malt in the background. Dank and resinous. Aroma is a bit muted, this could be an older bottle. Still has that classic West Coast IPA aroma.

Taste is sharply bitter and piney. A blend of pale and caramel malts holds it together, but of course the focus is on the hops.

Mouthfeel is pretty smooth and creamy, feels bottle-conditioned/unfiltered but nothing on the label says that.

Overall this is a solid, respectable IPA. I'm not blown away, but not disappointed either. I might change my tune if there were bottle-dating so I knew I had a fresh bottle.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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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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4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint glass at Lazy Boy, White Plains, NY.
Pours a creamy foamy head on a crisp golden straw/orangey color. Nice pine and sweet hop aroma. Taste is of chewey cottton candy-like, grapefruity/citrus intense pine hop. Really well balanced and full of flavors without blowing your palate. Nice IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

smells like a dry hopped brewery but the flavors are unbalanced in the hop direction, which wouldn’t always be bad, but its just a little too hoppy without having much, if any, malt foundation. gnawing bitterness in the finish makes it slightly less than satisfying. That all being said, the flavors are fresh tasting, the hops sharp and distinct, and the overall craftsmanship, pretty damn good.

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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

Draft beer in a pint glass. Pours a orange yellow with a 2 inch white head. Aroma is all tropical and citrus. Pine and caramel as well. Taste is very piney. Grapefruit and caramel are really present. Thin to medium Mouthfeel. Very well balanced and super quenching.

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4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This started heroically.

Just a wickedly prickly haughty white pepper spikiness when the cap was pulled and poured just a gorgeous golden glowing orange colour with slight haziness. Ubiquituous beading forming a decent quaterter inch medium dense off white head.

Subdued but still deep pine nose in the glass which implies a heaviness.

Spicy start, lots of development, some tartness, a smacking of the mouth with some force with a pretty gorgeous marmalade quality.

But just as its about to go for the win there comes a harsh acidity on the tongue which envelopes the beer, some rough carbonic burping and swamps it with a totally unexpected incongruous quality to the end.

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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,895 ratings.