West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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West Coast IPAWest Coast IPA
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,894
Reviews:
1,888
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Wants:
456
Gots:
1,992
For Trade:
9
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Good head, moderate retention. Thick sheets of lacing cling to the glass. Pale amber color, good clarity. Aroma is very hoppy: piney, dank. Very nice. A little biscuity malt hidden in the background. Taste is a blast of piney hops up front, followed by a faint malt character and a long, resinous finish. The beer finishes very dry and crisp, not cloyingly bitter at all. Mouthfeel is slick, sticky, about as good as any IPA I've had. Due to the sheer amount of hops I'd say the drinkability is slightly lower than some other IPAs.

A fantastic IPA! Every time I see this in my neck of the woods I grab a few bottles.

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Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Toronado on Haight St.
It poured out a nice gold with a decent head. The smell was thick and balanced, nice citrus hops. The taste was as balanced as the smell, nice and hoppy with a slight, sweet background. A little heavy for an IPA with only 7%ABV. I could have had another but there was a Saison I hadn't had on tap so...

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint, pronounced color with a thick creamy head.

Potent but not overpowering hop smell.

Distinct clean hoppy taste. As clean as a double I.P.A. but with the taste of a single.

Calm and relaxing feel. No volatile offense.

Overall, everything you could ask for in a single I.P.A.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 7,894 ratings.
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