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Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash West Coast IPA
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,131 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,131
Reviews: 1,689
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 244
Gots: 629 | FT: 7
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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

bob_d_j, Wednesday at 09:58 PM
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

hayesjw, Wednesday at 09:46 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

KevinL, Wednesday at 07:11 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Poured a thick amber gold. Head was two fingers off white. The nose is a peppery lemon grapefruit. Definitely a lot of citrus notes. You can smell the sweetness of the malt, but the alcohol remains hidden to the nose. The taste is aggressively bitter. There's a hint of caramel, but that is quickly masked by the tidewater of hops. They coat the tongue. The bitterness stayed for seven counts after swollowing. Pretty intense. Good if you love bitterness.

BenwayPHD, Wednesday at 09:56 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

surfotog, Wednesday at 03:29 AM
Photo of T100Mark
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

On tap, poured into a 22 ounce Weizen glass.

Appearance - Carmel colored (a bit dark for an IPA). Thick, lumpy, off-white head. Very good stickage.

Smell - The crisp, spicy hop smell is front and center but there is a faint carmel aroma present, too.

Taste - Like the nose, the bold hop flavor is prominent. After the initial hop hit, however, a mildly sweet carmel flavor shows up. The finish is on the dry side. Very nice.

Mouth - Bright. Great carbonation.

Overall - The color was a tip-off. Yes, this a California hop bomb but there is just enough toasted malt flavor to keep things interesting. I wouldn't call the beer "balanced" but I would call it tasty. Yet another brewery to put on my "must visit" list (I live just 80 miles north of downtown San Diego).

T100Mark, Wednesday at 01:35 AM
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Great beer, lots of hops lots of flavor. By far the best beer made by Green Flash.

Achilles811, Tuesday at 09:50 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

chadwicktorres, Tuesday at 06:44 PM
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Chefley09, Tuesday at 06:17 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Brams17, Tuesday at 06:12 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

dagubna, Sep 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Lallsballs77, Sep 16, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +14.7%

JordanKroop, Sep 16, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +12.8%

Stickydates, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

myteam24, Sep 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

AricGresko, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

A - Pours a golden amber color with medium murkiness/clarity and very bubbly. 1 inch white head that retains well, with lots of lacing.

S - A fantastic mixture of hops and sweet citrus fruits (orange and lemon peel, passion fruit, and grapefruit).

T - A sweet front is quickly followed by a fruitiness that ends with a very strong bitter aftertaste.

M - A medium body that does not create a strong burn from either carbonation or alcohol.

O - The smell is great, and the taste is sweet at first but the bitter aftertaste is very powerful, maybe a bit overpowering.

silverblaze540, Sep 16, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%

Happyhopper, Sep 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

lou50rp, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

carmike813, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Rice_Nate_25, Sep 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Saenza3, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Beernoobie, Sep 15, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

DuffDadddy, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Knuckles2531, Sep 15, 2014
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,131 ratings.