West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
7,887
Reviews:
1,886
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Wants:
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Gots:
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For Trade:
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasting this against the BR Racer 5.

Pours a strong red with no head and minimal lacing. Disappointing.

Faint citrus nose, but not enough going on here to get excited about.

Taste is all citrus with a weak initial hit but nicer finish. Something about the beer tastes slightly unfinished to me though. Kind of green.

Very nice mouthfeel, appropriate to style.

Easy to drink and worth a try. Just not sure I'd try more than one.

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Maybe the most overrated of the many overrated Double IPA's from California.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle on 4/19/10.

A - Pours a deep rusty brown with a 1/2 inch of foam that slowly disappeared. Some lacing was left on the glass

S - lots and lots of citrusy hop goodness with a nice malt backbone

T - Moderate amount of malt with big citrus hops ending with a big bitter bite

M - medium bodied, nicely carbonated, smooth mouthfeel with the sharp bitterness

D - very nice tasting IPA, could have alot of these, maybe not the best choice for someone new to a hoppier ipa, but I am very happy with this one.

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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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