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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

6,988 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,988
Reviews: 1,798
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 321
Gots: 1,142 | 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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Ratings: 6,988 | Reviews: 1,798
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4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Green Flash West Coast IPA is a delicious, bitter, fruity IPA with strong aromatic citrus flavors. I'd compare this beer to the Firestone Union jack in that it has a deeply enjoyable bitterness balanced well with mainly grapefruit and other citrus. At 7.3 percent alcohol, the west coast IPA is a beer you could drink more than one at a time, and at about $8-9 for a 4 pack, it won't break the bank. Overall, a surprisingly enjoyable beer and another standout California IPA.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard tulip glass...

A - Pours a clear golden orange, with a 1 finger off-white head. Very nice lacing as it fades.

S - Juicy mangos and apricots. More fruity than piney.

T/M - Clean, crisp bitterness that clings to the side of your tongue. I get more of a piney bitterness in the taste, and it stays. Medium mouthfeel, perfect carbonation.

O - I'm so glad Green Flash finally distributes to Las Vegas. They make amazingly delicious IPAs, and this one is no different.

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4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazed amber body with a fluffy cream colored head which sinks fast leaving streaks of soapy lace.

Scent is tropical and citrus fruits: mangos, clementines, grapefruit

Taste is tropical fruit - atop a dry grainy pretzel like malt base with a light sea salt tang. Bitterness builds and a nice astringent pine note comes out. Earthy and even oniony hop notes as well.

I love citrus and tropical fruit hop flavors and this beer is full of them. Excellent.

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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange with hop particles throughout. medium off-white head. Smell is resinous piney hops. Taste is an initial sugar sweetness, followed by some intense herbal, piney, dank hops. A hint of bread in there, but this is a beer about the hops. Mouthfeel is rich, low carbonation. Overall an Excellent IPA, tons of hop flavor here.

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

12 oz bottle into a pint glass yields a beautiful orange/caramel colored brew with a voluminous off-white head, with thick, sticky lacing.

Nose smacks of citrus, predominantly grapefruit, with pungent floral hops. There is a touch of sweetness and toasted bread hiding in the back.

Taste is a citrus hop blast initially, followed by a nice sweet malt & caramel touch through the middle. The finish is grassy & oily, and the hop bite lingers on the tongue.

Mouthfeel is a little sticky, medium bodied with pretty much perfect carbonation.

This is a very drinkable brew, dangerously so at the ABV. Definitely lives up to the hype, and I will seek it out again.

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Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,988 ratings.