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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

5,768 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,768
Reviews: 1,659
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 219
Gots: 482 | FT: 9
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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Irishace9

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-26-2013 04:59:03 | More by Irishace9
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-26-2013 03:46:40 | More by Beerlover
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cpxc

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-26-2013 03:31:51 | More by cpxc
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Victor

California

4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Green Flash West Coast IPA is the brew that turned me onto IPA's.
It pours into a glass a deep copper, and it's head foams nicely.
This IPA has a crisp and clean smell with hints of pine.
The taste is strong, and refreshing. The ABV is on point!
Overall, this is one of the best American IPA's brewed in the west Coast.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2013 03:03:43 | More by Victor
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quine

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

09-25-2013 18:22:34 | More by quine
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jdell15

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-24-2013 22:36:30 | More by jdell15
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Hoganlaw

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-24-2013 20:37:13 | More by Hoganlaw
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-24-2013 17:19:12 | More by Beerontwowheels
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into DFH IPA glass. Golden orange, translucent, with a thick fluffy off-white head that sticks around leaving tons of thick, intricate lacing.
Smell is pine, leafy and herbal hops, sweet grapefruit and citrus notes, hint of tropical fruits and flowers.
Taste is clean, sweet crackery malt immediately obliterated by hops. Opening salvos of pine and herbal bitterness are underscored by lighter notes of citrus and even lighter tropical/floral qualities, and it all comes crashing down into a hellishly bitter finish that leaves no taste bud standing.
Mouthfeel is clean and a bit wet, but the hops destroy that and leave a dry finish.
Overall, definitely lives up to its name. Piney bitterness abounds; maybe my palate has been wrecked (Green Flash pun intended), but even this beer, which is often cited as incredibly bitter, doesn't seem unbalanced to me. I'd usually prefer a tropical/floral IPA to a piney/bitter one, but it's still an amazing IPA. Extremely well-done.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 03:33:44 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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pokey44

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

09-24-2013 01:54:56 | More by pokey44
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monitorpop

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-23-2013 23:10:35 | More by monitorpop
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allentownpaguy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-23-2013 20:31:41 | More by allentownpaguy
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ToddThompson

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-23-2013 18:23:22 | More by ToddThompson
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

09-23-2013 06:51:25 | More by HopsMatt
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Sparty55

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-23-2013 02:10:53 | More by Sparty55
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goldendenizen

California

3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: golden straw. the color is quite beautiful. decent lacing.

S: summer peach hoppiness. smells like it tastes.

T: when i first sampled this brew i was head over heels. not too bitter but a piney, floral confluence. it finishes quite well and has you begging for more.

M: strong carbobation and not oily at all. def taste/feel the alcohol but not in a bad way.

O: a def go to. im glad they,ve expanded their offerings at a reasonable price! love this brew!

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 00:58:00 | More by goldendenizen
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ECalebrews449

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-23-2013 00:06:14 | More by ECalebrews449
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socalbrewlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-22-2013 23:00:45 | More by socalbrewlvr
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle with a "Bottle On" date of 9/13; into a tulip.
Appearance - slightly darker than most IPA's, orange tinted brew, with a thick foamy head. A curtain of lacing!
Smell - this one is on point, ranking right along with other top notch IPA's! Nice blend of citrus and floral hops!
Taste - leaves a bit to be desired, after an impressive nose. This is easy drinking though, at 7.3 ABV, I like it!
Feel - hop grenade! My mouth is awake now!
Overall - really like this beer, it's a touch pricey though.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 22:42:26 | More by DenverHopHead
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Tpusk

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-22-2013 11:27:21 | More by Tpusk
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Benwasright

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-22-2013 01:29:02 | More by Benwasright
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

09-21-2013 18:20:35 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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Joshuacmagee

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

09-21-2013 16:54:54 | More by Joshuacmagee
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djlucero

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-21-2013 15:42:45 | More by djlucero
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Purp1eOne

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

09-21-2013 03:30:34 | More by Purp1eOne
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 5,768 ratings.