West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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West Coast IPAWest Coast IPA
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West Coast IPAWest Coast IPA

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

Style: American Double / 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

Added by xlperro on 03-26-2005

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a bright orange hue with a big sticky white head. Nose is mostly juicy grapefruit with sticky citric hops and an underlying sweetness.

massive body with lots of carbonation. Very smooth with well blended flavors of tarty, grassy, minty and piny, and citrus grapefruit. Hop bitterness is big and bold and lingers. Huge malt body holds all the hops flavors and presents subtle graininess beneath it all which kind of sets the beer back a bit. This does however ruin that super sticky problem some ipas have and makes the beer a bit more crisp.

Beer starts big and juicy but cuts out immensely dry with a hop bitterness that grows.

This beer showcases hops wonderfully however the building bitterness slightly ruins it's drinkabililty. Loving the flavors but slightly derailed by the unbalanced bite.

Definitely for hop lovers though. Quite a blend of immense flavors and drinks quite big for an ipa.

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West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 7,947 ratings
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