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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.

6,903 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,903
Reviews: 1,779
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 313
Gots: 1,076 | 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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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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%

Photo of funkel81
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of SallyBirkhart
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.

Photo of thydarkprevails
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.

Photo of Zimbo
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.

From Hector to Hamlet in 355 ml.

Photo of leprakhan
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of thedoubler55
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into pint glass

A: A nice transparent amber color, with a nice two finger head at the top, left just a bit of lacing.

S: Strong hop aroma, some grapefruit and molasses is present as well.

T: A nice tasting IPA, just like the nose, strong hop taste with malts as well, nice balance of grapefruit and brown sugar, nice warm aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, slick, a nice amount of carbonation.

O: Have not been let down by Green Flash as of yet, they make great brews, and this one lives up to the hype.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of berliner07
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another newcomer. Really amazing hop aroma, especially for a beer that travelled across the country. I'm loving the hops here. Malt character is present, enough. A bit too much carbonation for a perfect mouthfeel. Perhaps a bit of in-bottle fermentation creating this? Anyway, really liking this beer and am impressed by how it carried.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of heymikew
4.67/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the GREEN of Green Flash. Huge hop flavor to make this hophead happy. It's one of my refrigerator beers, i.e. there's always some in there.
I've consumed a good quantity over the years, both from the bottle and on tap at various enlightened purveyors and it is consistently of high quality.

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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%

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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%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,903 ratings.