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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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6,770 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,770
Reviews: 1,754
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 290
Gots: 969 | 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
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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was blown away by this beer. There was not a lot of build up for this beer, but when I got to try it I thought it was great. The appearance was a dark yellow with a nice sticky head. The smell was nice with a lot hops. The taste was great with mellow taste in the beginning from the malt and then a lot of floral and grapefruit flavors come out in the middle from all the hops. The finish had a bit of a molasses taste which I thought cut the bitterness well. A wonderful beer that I would highly recommend hop-heads to try.

Photo of Rogorama
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of VE777
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of AmyfaceNYC
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I thought this beer was good but it didn't blow me away. I want to give it another chance. The bottle I drank had a best-by date on it that passed a few months ago, and this was one of the last beers I had during a night of drinking, so I probably wasn't primed to appreciate it as much as I perhaps should. Anyway--the hops were strong and flavorful (with a steady malt backbone); mouthfeel is thick and substantial. This is a good, serious IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Jlu73183
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Phigg1102
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear light amber/orange with hints of ruby. One finger white head with minimal lacing. Slight touch of citrus in the aroma but nothing substantial, mostly piney hops with a touch of caramel and alcohol. Flavor is again piney and resinous with a deeper floral presence, again light on the citrus notes, maybe the slightest hint of orange zest. I usually like more of a balance with my fruit-hop bitters but this one is all bitter hop and it works really well. Light on carbonation with a fairly dry mouthfeel. Bitterness lingers for quite awhile, this is the type of IPA that got me into the style.

Photo of drsarver
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of SonOfKyuss
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of cmgray03
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of KevMo84
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of cd34
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of FeelinitNow
3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Amber color with tons of white lacing on the sides, sign of a quality beer. ;)

S: Smells of many different kinds of hops, and it invites you to see what it tastes like so you can discover the hops. :)

T: Wow, very hoppy, for some reason 7 different kinds of hops jumps in my head, did they use 7 kinds? I'm not sure, but the taste is so well adjusted that the hops come to you in waves. First its something, then another, then another, then a finish. Wow, quite the experience. The only thing is once you start drinking it it becomes less noticeable, but hey just experience it often for a better analysis. :)

M: Carbonation that isnt too sharp but is assertive. Good overall.

O: Great beer and one that feels intuitive and well thought out, great job Green Flash. ;)

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of LesRWilliams
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Austin_Cohen
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of dozier77
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Deaner1308
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,770 ratings.