1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Green Flash West Coast IPAGreen Flash West Coast IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

6,890 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 6,890
Reviews: 1,775
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 306
Gots: 1,065 | 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
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Green Flash West Coast IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,890 | Reviews: 1,775 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bcal16
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of kjb32812
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of RWACKO
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Hessian257
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of felixljr
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of ambruns1979
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of justinm4bama
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of pjeezus
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of PorterLambic
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Arrives a rich, golden amber with a solid 1" head atop it. Retention is good and so is the lacing.
Smell is, of course, hoppy with a strong accompanying malt note with citrus and pine notes. Good balance.
Taste is hops, malt, citrus and pine again. Not a bitter hoppiness but it is the front note with a goodly malt backing it.
Watery start with a drying middle and finish. Light to medium body. Effervescence is restrained but not absent. A very good brew and fortunately for me, not a hop monster as so many West Coast IPAs tend to be.

Photo of mattsdenney
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Puckett's downtown.

A: clear, red with a finger of white head. Not much lacing but I am drinking it from a mason jar so who knows for sure.

S: no shortage of pungent hops here. Heavy citrus and floral scent.

T: clean crisp and hoppy. They didn't hold back on the hops at all with this one. Dry. Grassy and earth, very good.

M: pretty light overall, somewhat thin. Great consistency given the quality of the hop flavor.

O: glad we just got this in Nashville. Perfect timing for summer. Will buy again.

Photo of jdougherty
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Crimsontider22
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of HopHeadAndy
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of cletetron
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of bastu
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Immortale25
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Green Flash cask-style glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a light copper color with a full inch of head that retains and displays a bumpy texture that's common in the fresh west coast IPAs. It eventually settles at an 1/8 inch head with splotchy surface foam in varying sizes of bubbles and drippy lacing. Looks great.

S- Beautifully balanced aroma of grapefruit and grass. Smells sweet like cotton candy but still has that complimentary mustiness.

T- 'Tis extravagantly hopped as the label says. Pounding bitterness at first sip that lingers and lingers while also presenting a metallic aftertaste. Once the drinker has a chance to get into the brew, the malts show up and bring some biscuity, buttery tones to the table helping to not overload the palate with bite. In the end, the profile works well. It takes a while for the palate to become acclimated to the intensity of the alpha acids but, once it does, it becomes easier to drink.

M- Sharp, sharp, sharp but not dry. Medium carbonation and a slightly thin body.

O- The IBUs on this one are definitely on the high side but, for all the hopheads, it's definitely a treat.

Photo of cyclonece09
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, received in a beer of the month mix six pack from Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, Virginia, into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a little hazy dark copper color with a large white head with major staying power and nice lacing. Smells of citrus and light grain, very well balanced. Tastes of piney hops and sweeter malt, nice balance again for an IPA, with a hint of alcohol taste. Light to medium bodied that goes down fine with just enough bite, but with a little of a lingering taste of the alcohol. Overall, a very good IPA.

Photo of MacQ32
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a mildly cloudy, slightly golden orange with a fairly dense finger of tan head. Really really nice retention, decent lacing.

S - Grapefruit/citrusy hops, a little zesty and piney resin, some sweeter tropical type citrus fruits as well. Slight toasty caramel malts.

T - Citrusy hops, a nice bitter semi-piney bite follows, sweetness/slightly toasty caramel malts at the finish.

M - Medium bodied or less, super drinkable. Good carbonation, perfect for a hot day

O - Pretty delicious, will definitely be going to this from time to time during the summer months.

Photo of Dave1999
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy orange with a foamy white head.

The smell was pretty powerful citrus hops, grapefruit with a bit of pine.

This was very hoppy much like the smell bitter and citrusy.

Feels great in the mouth very smooth with a medium amount of carbonation.

Overall one of the best IPA's I've had but there are a few I consider to be better.

Photo of harp00nfan
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of DaveONan
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of jniagar1
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Bokononist37
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of deonreds
3.25/5  rDev -23%

Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,890 ratings.