West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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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: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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A: Unfiltered. Amber. Large creamy foamy head. Good retention and great sticky lacing.

S: Pine. Resin. Grapefruit. Floral Hops. Grains. Kind of fades after awhile, but still amazing.

T/M: Creamy. Bitter. Floral. Pine. Resin. Citrus. Above average malt balance. 8% alcohol is hidden and can become rather dangerous. Sticky bitter finish. Aftertaste is slightly dry.

O: This is a top of the line, top of the shelf IPA. Great drinkability. Has an immense array of hop flavors. One of the best examples of a West Coast IPA. Love it.


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My first rating on BA. OK, WOW. Picked this up at the Summit Store in Los Gatos, CA, which is really between LG and Soquel on Summit Road. Check this store out as they are very proud of their high-end beer selection.

As I stated -- WOW. Very strong hops that persist, a very no punches pulled experience. Takes Sierra Nevada's Torpedo and doubles down. Maybe the best beer I have tried. Then again, it's raining in Santa Cruz County today and I could be biased. But very, very good.

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West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91.7% out of 100 with 7,904 ratings
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