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Old 09-12-2008, 10:38 PM   #1
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Green Flash - Holy crap. This thing is rediculously hoppy. The only way I can think to describe it is "gritty" - almost like you could chew it. Love it!

Racer 5 from Bear Republic might be one of my favorite beers ever.

Anyone ever have these? I'm from CT but worked in Phoenix for a while this year and they always had them on tap at The Yardhouse in Glendale.

 
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:47 PM   #2
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This should be in commercial beer discussion.

Green Flash West Coast and Green Flash IIPA are both phenomenal.

I will be having a Racer X (the IIPA version of Racer 5) and I love Racer 5 too. I am so lucky to live here.

 
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:49 PM   #3
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This should be in commercial beer discussion.

Green Flash West Coast and Green Flash IIPA are both phenomenal.

I will be having a Racer X (the IIPA version of Racer 5) and I love Racer 5 too. I am so lucky to live here.

Agreed - wrong forum. I'll need to look into to the IIPAs though!

 
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:53 PM   #4
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green flash is the SH*T. everything i have ever had from them has been delicious! their IIPA is heavenly, the best one i have ever had. and their hop head red has one of the best balances of malt and hops in a beer i have had in a long while

 
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:58 PM   #5
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Green Flash Double Stout is great. I pick that up when I see it too.

 
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:10 PM   #6
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They're both awesome beers, especially on tap.
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:27 PM   #7
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I love double IPAs. What is this Green Flash you speak of? Any recipes??

 
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:32 PM   #8
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I love double IPAs. What is this Green Flash you speak of? Any recipes??
Green Flash is a brewery out of Vista, CA. It is North County San Diego. They're an awesome little brewery and they're getting more and more attention all the time.

 
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:48 PM   #9
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I haven't tried Green Flash yet but I've had several Racer 5s. Awesome IPA IMO!
Make sure you try Bear Republics Red Rocket Ale too. It's a red IPA described a a bastardized scottish red. It's my favorite "BIG" beer.
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:57 PM   #10
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Bear Republic does a beer called the Crazy Ivan that is half Racer 5, hlaf Red Rocket, and ermented with Belgian yeast. Holy crap is it good.

 
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