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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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6,978 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,978
Reviews: 1,797
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 317
Gots: 1,138 | 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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Ratings: 6,978 | Reviews: 1,797
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a deep amber with a two finger head that receded slowly into a thick light, sandy-colored cap and thick, heavy lacing. Pungent flowers, grass, and resin were very evident up front in the nose. A splash of lemon, or other citrus was detected in the background. A slight tinge of phenol was up front but was soon blown away by the hop wash! Medium-bodied with I'd rate lower than average carbonation. It did have a lingering hoppy aftertaste. Overall, a very, very good beer. If you like hops, it'll be one you'll like!


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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of barczar
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aggressive pour yields a slightly hazy deep copper brew with a solid 2 finger ecru head that lingers, leaving sticky lacing.

Aroma is dominated by citrus and pine, with a background of bready, toasted malt. Grapefruit and tangerine are accompanied by a slightly nutty finish.

A fair amount of bready malt serves as a substantial base for the diverse hop profile. Pine and resin are undertones throughout the sip until the fairly bitter finish. Grapefruit and tangerine add complexity. Floral hops emerge as it warms.

Body is moderate with moderate carbonation, and a fairly dry finish.

Very good example of the style, bitter dominant, as indicated by the name. Characterful enough to merit great beer status.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a hazy orange-copper color with a huge
billowy white head. The head had large carbonation bubbles entrapped within. It faded very slowly to give a fair amount of lacing.

Smell – A good helping of hop aroma. While mainly citrus in nature there were aromas of some earthy and pine notes. In the background of the smell there is a light biscuit aroma as well.

Taste – The flavors follow the nose quite well. Up front there are nice citrus hop flavors, largely grapefruit in nature, with a good biscuit base. The hop flavors actually lighten in the middle leaving a window for a light citrus sweetness to come into play. More toward the end some hoppiness comes back. The grapefruit hop makes a resurgence and this time is mixed with pine and some earthy flavors leaving a pleasing middle of the ground hop flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – A very creamy body with a lower level of carbonation. The creaminess really allows the hop flavors to sit on the tongue. Very nice for the style and flavors.

Overall – Nice flavors and a great mouthfeel make for one very nice drinking brew.

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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  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.73/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured ice cold into a 'frozen' glass, so little head, but lacing down the inside of the glass was lovely. Aroma was absolutely intoxicating with hints of bitter-citrus and green pine.

Color was that of dark, glowing amber or dark honey.

Mouthfeel was indeed a treat! Hoppy-citrus lovelyness with a wonderful bitter finish. I actually stopped, closed my eyes and just took another sip to experience it again. They're not kidding with the claim "Extravagantly Hopped" either, this beer is hops up to your eyeballs for sure, but not overwhelmingly so.

A wonderful experience drinking this beer, I will definitely be on the lookout for more.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Jerry's in Wicker Park.

I've been looking forward to trying this fresh, and definitely had it fresh yesterday. Looks the part of an American IPA: medium rust colored. Smells weedy, and a bit of citrus blend as well. This guy is a true hop monster. I don' recall having another beer that is quite so hop forward. Very little malt to balance, which is just fine with me. There is a lingering bitterness, leaving that grapefruit rind taste behind. If you are not afraid of a true "palate scorcher", seek this out...pronto!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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