West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

7,887 Ratings
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: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer was very light, nothing about this beer stood out. A very simple IPA, I would not recommend this beer. When I saw the beer color I was excited with anticipation, but after I tasted the beer I understood why it was so cheap. The glass is pretty cool though.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a really great IPA and I have tried a lot of ipa’s lately, I really like this one and here’s why. It pours a beautiful glowing, amber color with a copper/orangey hue. Hazy with 3 fingers of bone white head that fell slowly to a thick collar and cap with a nice skin on top. Lots of effervescence. Just beautiful. Nose is sparkling with floral hops, grapefruit, some tropical, lots of citrus. lemon and lime. A really deep malt spine. Caramel, toffee and bread. No alcohol on the nose. A graceful light pine and I do smell a little yeast. Taste is excellent. Fruity hops, orange, delightful bitter, juicy tropical fruits, good bread and caramel. Simple and delicious. Drinks so easy, you definitely want more than one. Finishes with a light coating of resin and oil for a piney aftertaste with a little bread and sweetness. This was a truly great IPA that had enough hop bitter to tempt you into each sip but not enough to sting you for it. I really liked this.

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West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 7,887 ratings.
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