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Green Flash Park West Porter - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash Park West Porter
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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 16.58%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-08-2010)
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FHSPSU67

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -73.3%

05-20-2013 23:52:30 | More by FHSPSU67
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djaeon

California

3/5  rDev -19.8%

10-10-2013 20:30:57 | More by djaeon
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ricecracker420

California

3/5  rDev -19.8%

01-31-2014 02:12:58 | More by ricecracker420
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mactrail

Washington

3.13/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark and hoppy brew. Not quite black. A modest head with nice lacing in the big snifter. Quite spritzy in the mouth.

Some malty, chestnut flavors. Light bodied and surprisingly bitter. A little underbalanced for the watery body and overhopped taste. Winey and intense. A hint of caramel in the nose. Grainy, with a bitter aftertaste. Quite dry.

Not bad at first sip, but kind of overly austere and unfriendly after a while. On tap at Leroy's Kitchen in Coronado.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2012 06:28:45 | More by mactrail
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

10-08-2012 01:54:41 | More by t0rin0
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HalfFull

California

3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown into a pint glass with some bright ruby highlights. Half an inch of light tan foam lingers moderately and offers some decent lacing.

Nose is light with some roasted malt and a hint of cocoa. Rather simple and straightforward and expanding a bit with warming yet never really grasping in any way.

Taste follows with light malt notes and is rather like a brown ale in character. Finish is watery and brief initially though it does gather some character as it warms to the appropriate temperature. Yet like the nose remains decent though subdued. A bit dry and bitter with warming yet never offering anything more than ho-hum drinkability. Overall a decent though unexciting porter.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2010 06:26:07 | More by HalfFull
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nickd717

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Rose & Crown.

Pours darkest brown with a small tannish head and average retention.

Aroma is roast, dark chocolate, and coffee.

Fairly standard flavor as well, but above average in quality. Roasty and chocolatey for the most part.

Medium-bodied for they style with good carbonation.

A solid beer from Green Flash, although they have not wowed me in awhile.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2010 17:18:14 | More by nickd717
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bca115

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-20-2013 07:16:51 | More by bca115
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KidsDoc

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-23-2013 22:30:41 | More by KidsDoc
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DocJitsu

California

3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with glints of red. A taupe head disappears as quickly as it develops. Coffee up front on the nose with a note or two of coconut. Light bodied mouthfeel for the style. Dark chocolate with some cherries late. Very smooth finish. Solid.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2012 01:09:38 | More by DocJitsu
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Maseitz

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-24-2013 22:33:29 | More by Maseitz
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-03-2013 22:00:25 | More by SocalKicks
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-28-2013 21:12:27 | More by Boone757
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Iamjeff6

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-10-2014 18:24:15 | More by Iamjeff6
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dbone_has_biers

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-05-2013 05:05:32 | More by dbone_has_biers
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atrocity

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-29-2014 15:13:43 | More by atrocity
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-28-2013 16:18:44 | More by GraduatedCashew
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ehammond1


3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler

Thanks for opening this with me, Josh!

Dark brown, nearly black, with a large dark brown head that leaves spots and irregular lines of lace down the glass.

Aroma is simple but expressive and nice: roasted malt and mild coffee.

The flavor follows that aroma: simple but full of flavor. Roasted malts, mild coffee, and some bittersweet chocolate combine nicely with a low level of bitterness.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very drinkable.

Solid porter, since renamed Park West Porter.

Serving type: growler

08-05-2012 19:17:54 | More by ehammond1
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was my first Green Flash brew and its about time.

Pretty average head for a stout but it has a nice tan color to it and stays with the beer all the way down. Leaves nice lacing.

The color is 40+ SRM blackest of black.

The smell is more on the coffee/chocolate side but the taste has adjucnt carmel malts mixed in.

Im excited to try the other beers in the Green Flash line-up!

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 03:45:58 | More by Eriktheipaman
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armock

New York

3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap @ the Green Flash Brewery

A - Poured a black color with a thin tan head that fades to a ring quickly

S - Is of roasted malt that give off strong coffee scents

T - Follows the nose with roasted malt with strong coffee flavors

M - This beer has a thin body with medium carbonation to it

D - Overall this is a very enjoyable beer its very easy to drink with its good taste I could definitely drink a few of these in a sitting its worth keeping your eyes open to grab a pint of this one

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2010 21:31:41 | More by armock
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Ralphs66

New York

4/5  rDev +7%

09-09-2012 11:16:28 | More by Ralphs66
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Andreji

Colombia

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

And finally, the porter. i skipped other beers but had to close with a contrast to the array of IPA-BIPA-IIPA styles i had come up to so far.

They even tried to fool me at first with this translucent, orange toned fluid the waitress claimed was the porter. "this is TOO CLEAR to be a porter" i refuted. she took it back and i overheard the bartender at the-- well the bar of course- "well that's not the porter" and he changed it. for the porter indeed.

A dark dusty bodied mass of water. nice looking, very faithful to the style. small tannish head. nothing special. smell is of roasted malt, smoewhat linked to this toast coffee scent....i may just have drifted a bit. in general, it is also sweeter feeling (and tasting) than your average porter. which is a good thing no doubt.

And yes, the taste was malty at first and for over the first half. the bitter feel only jumps in at the end and isn't overwhelming or even fighsty at all. rather just *there*, harmlessly complementing a well balanced beer.

by no means the best GF i had, but she stands a decent pounding. and yes that was a lousy joke.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2010 05:19:18 | More by Andreji
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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Green Flash Brewing Company in San Diego, CA.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and coffee. Taste is much the same with a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is quite tasty and very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2012 01:16:41 | More by UCLABrewN84
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arfenhouse

California

4/5  rDev +7%

03-24-2013 02:22:50 | More by arfenhouse
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DRBiser

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7%

04-29-2013 00:49:02 | More by DRBiser
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Green Flash Park West Porter from Green Flash Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.