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West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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4.22/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
greenflashbrew.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
As craft beer pioneers, we embarked on an expedition to brew the benchmark West Coast IPA. We ventured into the unknown and struck gold, discovering a tantalizing menagerie of hops. Simcoe for tropical and grapefruit zest, Columbus for hop pungency, Centennial for pine notes, Citra for citrus zest and Cascade for floral aroma are layered throughout the brewing process. West Coast IPA® exemplifies the Green Flash spirit of adventure and discovery.

95 IBU

Prior to 2014 7.3% ABV
2014 and later 8.1% ABV

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,956
Reviews:
1,908
Ratings:
8,008
pDev:
10.43%
 
 
Wants:
468
Gots:
2,054
Trade:
9
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 8,008 |  Reviews: 1,908
Photo of dafla67
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of miguelk
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ruzzal
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JonBoy23
4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JoelZ1
3.69/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrCruz23
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a huge fan but just ok

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Photo of mmoore9363
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jjl329
3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BabyGoat
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jdra
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KMcGrath
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothmanscott
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From notes 8/23/13: Pours a chill hazed coppery orange producing 2 fingers of beige, frothy, somewhat lasting head that leaves a nice coating of lace. Aroma is heavenly resinous pine, floral, a touch of citrus and a faint tropical hint with caramel malt and hint of vanilla. Taste is up front pine, citrus (heavy to grapefruit) and tropical hops backed by caramel malt sweetness. Finishes with a hop bite and bitterness that intensifies and lingers long in the aftertaste. A solid example of the style.

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4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iguanodon
2.42/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

[Original rating 2015-11-26] Pours clear orange/gold with a medium off white head. Aroma is grass, pine, alcohol. Taste is bitter hops, way too bitter with not much balance. This is my second try with this beer. I didn’t care for it the first time but didn’t rate it at the time, gave it another shot. I won’t try it again, there are many better DIPAs out there.

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4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhavs
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sqpat
2.75/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveCash
3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trboley
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kemo1968
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of timon
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great stuff. Hot day in SD and I wanted something refreshing. This hits the spot. One of the best-looking beers I've seen in a while. Crystal clear bronze color, glassy. Great mouthfeel and refreshing apple/grapefruit taste. Not a hop bomb (thank god). Smell is a bit weak, but that's OK.

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Photo of bmaggot
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of D89f07
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not much else to say that other reviews haven’t said. Great beer and an awesome west cost brew.

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West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 8,008 ratings