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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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6,981 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,981
Reviews: 1,798
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 318
Gots: 1,140 | 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: 6,981 | Reviews: 1,798
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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%

Photo of tdm168
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a very orangish amber with a mountain of thick, foamy, soft, pure white head that has great retention

S - very floral, light bread, light citrus

T - bready, biscuity, doughy, citrusy, faint piny floral bitter finish

M - smooth, light carbonation, med bodied

Overall, this is a very enjoyable, drinkable, flavorful, smooth IPA. I will definitely have this again.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Stand-out feature here. Pours a hazy bronzy-orange with a full head of dark eggshell white foam. Head is bubbly -- always look for that. Nice amounts of sediment and bubbles in the body of the brew. A+ for appearance all the way.

S: A very nice citrusy, malty aroma with pine notes bringing up the rear. That addicting West Coast IPA smell that you get in with Stone IPA, and some other popular beers. Maybe a bit too much on the malty side for me. Also, hints of caramel, resin, and marijuana.

T: For me, this is one of the better malty tasting IPAs. It's not a malt bomb, but -- for me -- it was malty. The citrus that I got in the aroma is gone here. But, what remains is an earthy flavor that burns the palette. A couple of things standing out is the refreshing finish that makes this beer amazingly drinkable. Not really dry, and definitely not boozy.

M: For me, this is where this beer trips up. Look -- nice body; I thought the carbonation was a little on the heavy side. There's some chewy maltiness to the beer, but I'm looking for more. Just above average for me.

O: A quality malty flavor that never crosses the line to boozy. It almost does, but it walks the line better than Johnny Cash. I've just grown so accustomed to these citrus bombs, which I enjoy so much, that this beer-drinking experience doesn't quite match that. Really good beer, though.

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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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