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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

5,924 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,924
Reviews: 1,668
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 223
Gots: 556 | FT: 8
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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Wiggum1623

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-01-2013 17:19:11 | More by Wiggum1623
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ajcormier

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

10-31-2013 19:09:58 | More by ajcormier
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BradleyR

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

10-31-2013 03:10:29 | More by BradleyR
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Harvey98

Arizona

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-30-2013 23:56:16 | More by Harvey98
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guido19

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-30-2013 16:46:48 | More by guido19
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JandJMD

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-30-2013 01:22:51 | More by JandJMD
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-29-2013 22:21:44 | More by Moses_Malone
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sorvats

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-29-2013 22:12:49 | More by sorvats
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voxmatt

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

10-29-2013 19:47:27 | More by voxmatt
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Alextricity

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%

$2.79 single (or something like that) poured into a shaker pint (insert frowny face).

Appearance: A deep orange color, almost caramel brown. A finger of an off-white, creamy head. Very nice lacing.

Smell: Hops. Grapefruit, pineapple, grass, a bit of pine... a lot of that tropical sort of aroma though. Also some caramel or crystal malts in the aroma as well. No indicated freshness date on this bottle, but this one doesn't seem to be very old.

Taste/feel: The most impressive thing about this beer, without a doubt, is its depth of flavor. It changes quite a lot as it makes its way across your tongue and down your throat. Initially, fairly sweet with the tropical hops and malts. Across your tongue, a slightly spicy hop character comes through to give it a little "kick." At the back and down the throat, it's just an incredible balance. This beer is apparently 90 (?) IBUs, but it's really not very bitter to my tongue. I mean, it's definitely there, but the balance is so great on this beer, that the IBUs mean nothing. The feel is weird to me -- at first it seems really thin and like there's no carbonation, but then it almost morphs into a medium body with a slight bit of tongue prickling carbonation.

My first few sips, I was incredibly underwhelmed with this beer. As I went along, I enjoyed it a little bit more each sip. I'm not too sure I'd consider it a "World Class" sort of IPA, but I will say that the depth of flavors and how much this beer changes as you drink it is a huge feat.

10-29-2013 15:16:30 | More by Alextricity
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GreenJetta912

Pennsylvania

4.74/5  rDev +12.3%

Appearance - good head an retention. A bit hazy.

Smell - amazing!!!! Orange and grapefruit notes. I definitely smell Citra hops. Big, aggressive dry hop. Doesn't smell much better than this in the IPA world.

Taste - also exemplary! barely-there malt backbone that has a little caramel note but is mostly american Pale ale malt or 2 row. The hoppiness is definitely the main event but is least prominent in the middle. Still very hoppy and once again, It doesn't get much better than this.

Finish - Almost as good as aromas and better than the middle. Dank and sticky but still citrusy.

Overall - this is one of the best IPAs I've ever had and, as far as I'm concerned, it is a benchmark for it's style. IPA is my everyday style and the only one I consider myself knowledgeable in and this is world-class, without question.

10-29-2013 04:41:01 | More by GreenJetta912
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jaywes754

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

10-29-2013 01:13:55 | More by jaywes754
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

10-28-2013 16:37:13 | More by dhbiker0889
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jorgerod99

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

10-28-2013 04:35:07 | More by jorgerod99
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TheRealPour

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

10-28-2013 00:58:16 | More by TheRealPour
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blabaer

California

3/5  rDev -28.9%

10-28-2013 00:56:52 | More by blabaer
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McBraniel

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-28-2013 00:09:13 | More by McBraniel
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ChrisMyhre

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-27-2013 18:12:25 | More by ChrisMyhre
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Madskill

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

10-27-2013 17:52:07 | More by Madskill
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jackieT

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-27-2013 14:25:46 | More by jackieT
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BEERschlitz

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-27-2013 03:38:49 | More by BEERschlitz
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AmeliaMill

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-27-2013 01:07:15 | More by AmeliaMill
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Hypersomnia

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

10-26-2013 17:45:54 | More by Hypersomnia
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toomuchhops

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

10-26-2013 07:20:51 | More by toomuchhops
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Santanna76

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-26-2013 02:01:47 | More by Santanna76
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,924 ratings.