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Green Flash Extra Pale Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash Extra Pale AleGreen Flash Extra Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

134 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.45%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2002)
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Reviews by BlackAngus:
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BlackAngus

Indiana

2.35/5  rDev -33.4%

A - Very light yellow, almost apple juice color. Two-finger fluffy white head.

S - Malt, but mostly hops. Very heavy hops aroma.

T - It's all hops...not balanced at all. Not nearly the malt to back up the hops in this one.

M - Light body, nicely carbed, clean.

D - I don't think I'd get this again. If they toned down the bitterness, or upped the malt, it'd be better, IMO.

02-27-2007 02:04:22 | More by BlackAngus
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oberon

North Carolina

3.05/5  rDev -13.6%

My first offering from Green Flash,poured a nice clear bright golden color with a well retain 1 1/2 finger head that settles slowley leaving a small amount of lace behind.Aroma seemed kinda off somewhat weak and almost skunky-like with only a light citrus note showing thru.A beer with no real identity flavor wise in my opinion rough hop edge somewhat herbal but just doesnt seem to come together well turning biscuity and lightly sweet in the finish but just nothing to bring it together.Iam glad I tried this beer but not impressed outside of the pour.I hope the west coast IPA is better.

02-22-2006 01:57:28 | More by oberon
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Dmann

California

3.7/5  rDev +4.8%

This is a good all around west coast pale ale, but at the same time it is quite unoriginal. It poured a light amber color with a very small head that left little lace down the glass. Right off the bat it smelled like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, with the cascade hops and everything. The taste was allmost identical to SNPA only with a little more understated hop character. Now I love SNPA, but I had to rate this one a bit lower just because it is so simmilar and it seems like an allmost obvious copy.

10-28-2003 06:39:15 | More by Dmann
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magictrokini

California

2.42/5  rDev -31.4%

As a San Diego resident, I want my local beers to succeed. But, I can not recommend this particular beer. Pours weak clear gold with a small white head. Weak hops and water aroma. Unsubstantial taste, bitter aftertaste. I'll stick to AleSmith Extra Pale from now on

* I foud out this was before Tom Nickel started helping these guys, so I will try this again.

12-09-2008 00:04:15 | More by magictrokini
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monkeybeer

California

2.1/5  rDev -40.5%

A- Pale Goldne yellow nice white head quick to disappear.

S- Hoppy with a very sweet sent

T- Hoppy beady taste to it with a bitter undertone

M- Starts very clean and ends with a very bitter lasting taste

D- Would not get it again, just a little to on the hoppy side for my liking

05-04-2007 01:19:18 | More by monkeybeer
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.58/5  rDev +1.4%

Appears copper light orange hued with a bright white frothy head with very good retention leaves ample streaks of lacing. Aroma has grapefruit and other citrus tones with a biscuit doughy malt dose and somewhat of a peppery kick to it lastly detectable are some pine cone scented hops as well. Taste has a very Sierra Nevada Pale cloniness to it with a rolling pine cone citrus hop mix semi sweet doughy malt profile with a touch of nuttiness hops dominate...good ample bitterness for a refreshing pale like this one. Mouthfeel has somewhat of a frothy texture with good natural carbonation medium bodied pale ale with oily resins streaking across the palate. Drinkability is refreshing SoCal pale with nice upfront hoppiness, and biscuit malts blanced it out very nicely...good stuff I enjoyed.

02-22-2006 18:48:00 | More by WVbeergeek
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

2.55/5  rDev -27.8%

Appearance - Golden cloudy hue with some nice lacing.

Smell - Citrusy (mostly orange) with some hops.

Taste - The orange comes through first and then very light hops.

Mouthfeel - Very thin and watery. Not much here to appreciate.

Drinkability - Based on the watery taste you could drink a lot of these but why would you want to?

01-29-2007 03:52:30 | More by stereosforgeeks
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -3.7%

Green Flash- Extra Pale Ale

A- Light yellowish orange, clear, lotsa bubbles, and a big thick sticky head. Good messy lacing.
S- Light touch of carmel malt and hoppy grapefruit rind.
T- Sweet honey malt with a light sweetened grapefruit rind hop finish.
M- Again sweet, with a light bitter hop bite in the end.

Overall- Actually quite good on a 95 degree day! Subdued flavors make this almost a chugger.

06-07-2008 21:22:50 | More by NJpadreFan
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-19-2014 17:02:08 | More by Griffith
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Bcant

Michigan

3.43/5  rDev -2.8%

This offering from Green Flash is a nice looking APA. It pours a straw color with some texture with a lovely two finger head that has good retention and leaves an awful lot of lacing.

The bouquet is the weakest aspect of this brew. It is very thin, with only a few wafts of light pine aroma.

The flavor is dominated by crisp hops, lots of pine, some lemon rind, a touch of spice, and a hint of rye flavors (though I don’t think there are any rye malts in this beer). It finishes very dry with pleasant lingering hop bitterness.

Rather viscous, though the carbonation is defiantly notable on the palate, creating a nice soft fuzz.

01-26-2006 05:16:57 | More by Bcant
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -5.1%

On tap at Raleigh Times in Raleigh

A - hazy orangish copper with a big, soft, dense, white head that has great retention

S - There is literally no nose; if anything a very faint, floral aroma

T - faint bread, bitter, herbal, rather hoppy

M - medium bodied, crisp

This is a very easy to drink beer but it's rather one dimensional. It comes across a bit unbalanced and the hop character seems a bit unpredictable. I'll pass in the future.

06-17-2012 02:48:52 | More by tdm168
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ElGordo

Oregon

3.53/5  rDev 0%

Pours a hazy golden color topped by an inch or so of creamy, chunky bright white head. Not much in the way of aroma - a faint hint of light sweet malt and some fruity hops. Palate is significantly more subdued than the over-the-top hoppiness of this brewery's IPA. A good blend of light hops and light sweet malt. Body is well-carbonated and a touch creamy. Not particularly challenging, but a tasty brew.

05-24-2006 06:50:53 | More by ElGordo
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

12-24-2012 02:33:20 | More by cliff1066
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MiScusi

California

3.8/5  rDev +7.6%

A: rich clear golden with a frothy white head that leaves good lacing. Lots of lively bubbles rising the entire time feeding the cap that sits on top for the entire drink.

S: Mild grassy, leafy hops.

T: decent crisp hop bitterness, especially for a lighter beer. Bit of a dry finish.

M: lively, nothing wrong with it.

D: Pretty easy depending what mood you are in.

06-16-2007 20:59:37 | More by MiScusi
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.6/5  rDev +2%

Pours honey colored with a fluffy white 2 fingers deep head. Pretty good lacing & good head retention

S: Floral hops & a slight grassyness

T: Floral & grapefruitty hops up front then a slight maltyness. Grassyness & more citric hops follow. Finishes with honey sweetness & too much grapefruitty hops

MF: Medium bodied & lightly carbonated, balances okay, skews a little too hoppy for the style to me

Drinks easy but not enough body to hold my attention. A nice upgrade to lawn mowing brews. This brewery loves their hops!

10-13-2006 05:57:30 | More by russpowell
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-10-2013 02:12:03 | More by EBeckett3
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HalfFull

California

3.98/5  rDev +12.7%

Poured into a pint glass yielding a mostly clear golden color and a thin head with decent lacing all the way through.

Distinctive medium hop floral smell with hints of orange citrus.

Taste and mouthfeel are very good. Clean and crisp flavor with initially elevated carbonation that tapers away through the glass. Finishes with a light malts.

Easy drinking and very refreshing medium bodied ale.

05-22-2008 02:38:41 | More by HalfFull
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15%

02-11-2013 17:36:29 | More by Travcofarms
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Lnedrive14

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev 0%

Pours a light gold with a huge white head. Strong orange flavors predominate the nose. Light hop character that lingers a bit longer than it should. medium-bodied. strongly carbonated. it's not a bad pale ale, but it's not particularly good either. lots of better stuff out there.

02-21-2007 04:59:45 | More by Lnedrive14
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woodske1

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +29.7%

Very solid beer. I had a chance to try one at Mad Mex the other day. It doesn't have an overpowering taste but packs in enough hops to make it a great IPA.

It also has a great smell too it, it combines nicely with the taste as they work well together. A must try.

03-03-2009 17:04:26 | More by woodske1
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +13.3%

A: Poured a pale orange wit a nice 1 finger foamy, eggshell white head that retained beautifully leaving a spongy film lacing. Visible carbonation was light.

S: bright oranges and citrus that was very sharp and pronounced in nature. Smelled like old time country lemonade, aromatic and very pleasant.

T: The flavor was bright citrus and oranges, with some crisp pale malts. Some fresh lemony notes and a light flowery hopping are found on the finish. Crisp, very refreshing and a very good example.

M: light with some dried citrus hopping on the fade. Soft carbonation provides a nice mouthful.

D: Great drinkability by style 6 pack worthy at the least. A refreshing example and very good one at that.

06-24-2008 22:55:20 | More by beerthulhu
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +4.2%

A 12 oz bottle from a variety case purchased at Westy's.

A: The ale is an amber-orange color, slightly hazy (but there is no sediment) with a small head that laces intermittently.

S: The ale has a slightly spicy hop aroma that is overshadowed by a biscuity malt body.

T: The ale has a nice lightly spicy hop flavor that immediately lights up the taste buds. They are citrusy and short-lived. A grainy, thin malt body follows that has some caramel and a bit of toffee chewiness.

M: The mouthfeel is highlighted by the softer maltiness. It allows the hops to come through in a bigger manner.

D: The drinkability is bolstered by a clean finish, good for a round or two.

11-17-2006 02:28:25 | More by akorsak
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emerge077

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev +3.4%

Pours a gold color with good clarity. Creamy surface to the foam, and some little bits of lace. Grassy aroma with a prominent malt character that beats out the hops. Taste has the mild grassy hop bitterness too, but pale malt flavors are the main focus. Light honey sweetness is chased by a mild bitterness in the aftertaste. Good level of carbonation and an overall easy drinker. Summertime session ale that competes directly with SNPA.

04-13-2008 21:36:44 | More by emerge077
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +5.7%

Bottle courtesy of Wickedpete: Poured a deep golden color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some nice lacing. Aroma of crisp dry hops with some light bitterness. Taste is a nice mix between some crisp hops with light bitterness and a medium sweet malty body. Full body for the style with some good carbonation. Very refreshing and well balance for the style.

02-20-2008 17:16:45 | More by Phyl21ca
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tugdriver7

Maryland

3.73/5  rDev +5.7%

A "Beer of the Month" selection. I'm surprised it's a January (Winter) selection because this is definitely not a "winter" beer. Bright, cloudy yellow color in the glass (almost looks like an American Wheat) with a definite citrus (lemon?) scent in the nose. Taste is mostly hops but with a strong citrus (a la "Fresca") aftertaste. Very refreshing in a "lawnmower" sort of way. Would go great with a lemon or orange slice on the rim of the glass. Don't get me wrong, it's actually a great beer, but obviously intended for the summer BBQ crowd. Then again, it's from San Diego where it's summer all year long. Oh, and one other question... wasn't the Green Flash a comic book superhero?

01-28-2007 05:31:09 | More by tugdriver7
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Green Flash Extra Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.