West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

7,910 Ratings

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: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Ruination pint glass. Moderately aggressive hand. Brewed on either 03/21/13 or 08/21/13. It's a bit smudged.

A: Fairly hazy, honey-colored body with a nice effervescence. 1 solid finger of off-white head with decent retention. Moderate lacing.

S: Citrus-forward hops, but not as overtly grapefruit as some others. Subdued piney notes. Light pepper. Light biscuit as it warms.

T: Juicy, but assertive bitterness, immediately and throughout. Light malt kicks in later, but certainly comes no where near overtaking the hops. Pretty dry, bitter finish. Great stuff. Grapefruit zest and dry pine feature most predominantly. Some hints of vanilla. No alcohol presence.

M: Moderate to lower carbonation with moderate body. Nice and appropriately full in the mouth. Slight creaminess.

O: The combination of hops really shines in this one. Nicely amalgamated into a well-integrated, and damn delicious, hop presence. Great balance with regards to the malt. Certainly bitter, but drinks superbly. This is a case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.


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West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 7,910 ratings
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