West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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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
Ranking:
#998
Reviews:
1,904
Ratings:
7,984
pDev:
10.43%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
463
Gots:
2,042
Trade:
9
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Photo of AleManDan
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tlock
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Icka31
3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mclusal
3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Ned57
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ocalafox
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hallbrauhaus
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BcCraft710
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npdevil27
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sokol_1993
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of btbcolo
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of elohim
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yuno
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Strohm
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of pkkosmatka
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenMind
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wwoj
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkblr
3.65/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottled 1/29/18 (67 days ago) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 8.1% ABV 95 IBU. The beer pours mostly bright with a tiny bit of sediment. It is light copper in color with sticky eggshell colored head. The aroma is a mix of pine, caramel, faint citrus and dank. The taste is partly bitter up front with some sweet caramel overtones and a heavily bitter, tea-like finish. Mouthfeel is thin bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. Overall, fair. I'm not sure what happened to this IPA. This bottle tastes like a session IPA with ABV cranked up to 8.1 with sugar. Thinnest body I've ever seen in a double IPA.

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Photo of BeerheadDave
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours orange haze with thick fine mesh head.
Smell is a real balanced one. Lots of fresh citrus notes a little spice and hints of biscuit and sweet bread.
Taste starts off really spicy then strong hop bitterness that we all have come to love, and finishes out nice to malty but not too malty cause that is not how we do it on the west coast.
For me not full bodied which I actually like kind of in between full bodied and light.
Overall this beer blew my mind one of the best ipas you can get ur lips around love this beer probably best IPA around.

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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 Ale_Lover
4.61/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip glass: color is light amber with an off white head presenting about one finger thick then dissipating to a with a nice lacing on the glass.

Smell exactly what you would expect from a quality double ipa with good earthiness, solid pine, and great lingering citrus rind.

Taste equal to the aroma:very hop forward with pine, citrus rind, herbal notes and earthiness; malt is a good backbone.

Mouthfeel is big bitterness, solid malt backbone, light to moderate carbonation.

Overall: an excellent DIPA with big hop flavors that lean towards pine/herbal/floral with just enough bitter citrus rind and maltiness.

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West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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