West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

West Coast IPAWest Coast IPA
BA SCORE
4.22/5
7,911 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#901
Reviews:
1,890
Ratings:
7,911
pDev:
10.43%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
458
Gots:
2,000
Trade:
9
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of Shanex
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dottorja
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of RodSmith
3.77/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of dddyyy1223
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Schmaltz33
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft at Sunset Cantina.

Look is a deep amber with little to no head.

Aroma is a light malty and citra hops.

Taste is a dank intense bitter.

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Photo of wmcgar01
4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andrewgjohnson
4.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leslie91
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

strong and hoppy

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Photo of Nrod
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bryan12345
3.25/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drmeto
3.06/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

This Review is for the St. Feuillien-brewed Version.

L:
-pours a clear amber with a medium to big,foamy,offwhite head
-low carbonation visible
S:
-grapefruit,white bread,herbal,coriander,lemon,peach
T:
-grapefruit,pine,lemon,grassy,
-high, lingering bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-medium body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
Something weird about this.
The Aroma has a distinct Belgian character to it, so i doubt they used Green Flash's recipe 1-1.
The taste offered almost no fruitiness, just big,piney Bitterniss.
Really disappointing.

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

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

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

Photo of PA-hunter
3.52/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured bottle into snifter glass. 8.1% abv

Appearance- Pours a dark orange/amber with medium white head. Very cloudy.

Smell- Caramel malt, Orange, pine

Taste- Grainy malt, becoming citric. Grapefruit and orange are the predominant fruit notes. Is also earthy, ending in a grassy flavor. Finishes peppery, herbal, and intensely bitter.

Mouthfeel- Heavy in body with medium carbonation.

Overall- A fair double. I thought this one would be a bit more complex and smooth however. Still a good solid double, but there are many better out there.

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Photo of Blackrobe
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Hawaiipa
4.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a small chalice: color is copper/light amber, head is off white, presenting about 1/2 inch thick then dissipating to a spotty top with a ring on the glass and some spotty lacing on the glass.

Smell is where you want a double ipa to be: emphatic bitterness, good earthiness, solid pine, and great lingering citrus rind.

Taste is similar to the aroma: hop flavors are forward with pine, citrus rind, herbal notes and earthiness; malt is a good backbone but not over done/cloying or missing, solid pale malt all the way.

Mouthfeel is a feature of this ale; big bitterness, solid malt backbone, moderate carbonation.

Overall: a very good DIPA, big hop flavors with a lean towards pine/herbal/floral with just enough bitter citrus rind and maltiness.

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Photo of Azpittil57
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Allegue04
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 7,911 ratings
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