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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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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,776 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,776
Reviews: 1,755
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 291
Gots: 971 | FT: 11
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours clear light orange with a 1 inch foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is a total hop bomb: herbal, floral, citrus zest. Taste is also all about the hops with citrus zest and herbal/floral hop flavors battling for dominance. There is a somewhat assertive hop bitterness that lingers on the palate long after each sip. Unfortunately, this beer was flat as hell and that made it a bit of a chore to drink. Overall, this is a good IPA that blasts your nose and mouth with hops of all kinds.

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3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. capped bottle (no date) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 2-finger cream-colored head that slowly dissipates after a few minutes to a thick dusting and thick foam ring. The body is a slightly hazy amber tangerine with a light amount of rising carbonation bubbles. Great lacing can be seen clinging to every available surface throughout consumption.

The nose is primarily composed of grassy and piney hops aromas. Some sweet citrus hops aromas are also noticeable in the background but are difficult to analyze.

Light and sweet at the start, flavors of pine, tangerine, mandarin orange, and grapefruit. As the beer is swallowed, a strong pine flavor emanates from the center of the tongue outward. This quickly gains a strong bitterness that, combined with the flavor, wipes out all traces of any other flavors.

Medium bodied with great carbonation, this beer is a treat to drink. The body is just heavy enough to allow the flavors to really impact the palate while never becoming sticky. The carbonation is a little fizzy but definitely helps to keep the body enjoyable and the finish crisp.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into standard pint.

A - Pours a cloudy, only slightly translucent amber. A two finger bright white head sticks around for a bit, then gives way to a nice ring of foam that leaves leveled lacing all the way down the glass.

S - Big grapefruit and pine. Some sugar sweet and biscuit notes as well.

T - Lives up to the name with a strong pine and citrus hop presence throughout. There is also a subtly sweet bread malt backbone that rounds it out. It is bitter on the finish, but not overwhelmingly so. The flavors last on the tongue.

M - Medium carbonation with a slightly resinous feel. Not very dry for such a hop bomb.

O - I picked this up after hearing good things. I enjoy very hoppy IPA's and this is just that. The alcohol isn't present at all and the citrus comes across beautifully. It was a bit pricey for a four pack but I plan to get it again when I need a West Coast IPA fix.

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of srhampton
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Luminescent gold in the glass with a faint haze.

Citrus, grass and pine square-dance in the nose with more complex Birch bark notes as it opens up.

A big mouthful of flavor, terrific interweaving of bright top notes - lemongrass, tangerine - with a light caramel base. Silky mouthfeel and a bitter zap-and-fade on the finish.

Really, really nice!

Photo of Brent
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not quite a hop bomb, but close to that mark. Big hoppy aroma with warm herbal notes. Hops kick in right from the start, with a dual pine rosin and bitter citrus character. Solid amber malt with the barest touch of toastyness. The high abv is surprising, as there is no raw or hot alcohol flavor. Very well done.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of secondtooth
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy amber with large, thick head of off-white bubbles. Lace is intricate and detailed. Exquisite.

Nose is boldly hopped -- lots of big citrus and pine resins. Impressive!

Taste is sharp, even bitter, with tons of heavy-duty grapefruit hops. Definitely a bold hop bomb for hop-heads. Every IPA fan should give this one a try, as it's a monster (and "only" 7.3% AV -- not even a double or Imperial IPA)!

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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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4.67/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A 22oz bottle shipped out to the East Coast from Escondido, CA

A - A cloudy copper, with 2 big fingers of head, and a massive sticky lace left all over the glass, all the way down

S - The smell is outstanding. A hop lovers dream. Huge citrus notes, floral. Grapefruit, slight bitter finish. Well balanced...

T - A huge hop wallop up front, with big citrus and piny flavors. Extremely well balanced.

M - Full bodied, very high carbonation! Oily and amazingly hoppy aftertaste.

O - Wow, another damn good west coast IPA. Very happy that Green Flash will be distributing to Georgia very soon. It wil be a regular purchase. If you are a hophead, get this beer if you can...

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4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy orange amber with a fluffy meringue head that hangs around 'til the finish and leaves excellent lacing.

Smell is tangerine citrus along with orange flesh and grapefruit.

Taste is citrusy and pithy. A hint of malt is in the finish, along with more pith.

Feel is crisp and clean. Smooth juicy citrus leaves a bitter finish that outperforms some DIPA/IIPA's.

What a great beer, though not complex, does exactly what I want.

DOA

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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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 6,776 ratings.