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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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6,641 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,641
Reviews: 1,731
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 266
Gots: 862 | 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:
95 IBU

(Beer added by: xlperro on 03-26-2005)
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Pours a hazy dark amber with a large long lasting tan head, with very good lacing and head retention throughout to the end. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, some nice earthy piney hops, some hints of dark fruit, raisins. Taste is a nice rich sweet caramel malt with some good earthy piney hops. A nice full bodied creamy texture on the palate with moderate carbonation. Finish is sweet caramel malt some dark fruit, raisins followed by some earthy piney resiny hops bitterness. Nice hoppy bite with moderate carbonation makes it easy to drink. Overall a very good tasty and balanced IPA

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Despite this being at just about every bar and bottle shop I've ever been to, this is the first time I will drink this beer. Poured into a snifter.

3.0 A: Opaque orange brown color. Just one finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is well below average and sparse nonuniform bit of lacing are left.

3.5 S: Not as "west coast" as I was expecting, though still quite appealing. Hop aroma in the form of citrus (orange), pine, and flowers. Good pungency to it. Malts offer a touch of toffee and, when combined with the yeast, a light breadiness, though overall quite clean.

3.5 T: Again, good enough, but the hops don't pop as much as the namesake suggests. Hops are piney foremost and citrusy with orange being most obvious. Might be a touch of mango in there as well. Moderate bitterness. Malts give a touch of caramel and a touch more breadiness.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. A touch chewy from the yeast. Moderately creamy and smooth.

3.5 D: It's good, but it doesn't really impress me that much. This beer seems to have outlived it's reputation.

Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,641 ratings.