West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
91.7%
Liked This Beer
4.22 w/ 7,904 ratings
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:
#895
Reviews:
1,890
Ratings:
7,904
Liked:
7,248
Avg:
4.22/5
pDev:
10.43%
Alströms:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
459
Gots:
1,995
Trade:
9
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,904 |  Reviews: 1,890
Photo of Basoos1
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of AdamBear
4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-cloudy, dark gold with a lot of cream colored head

S-very hoppy and very citrusy, a good strength

T-oh my, initial reaction is wow! hits with amazingly citrusy hop character that is slightly creamy and perfectly balanced. ends with a great barley and hops flavor. bitterness is present but just perfect. this is an amazing, world class IPA.

M-great creamy, medium carbonation with a slightly dry mouthfeel

D-a fantastic IPA that i will search out and tell my friends about. the taste stays and the abv is tame. i can't wait to have it again.

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Photo of HoppyBastard1
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Benish
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pirmannt1
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of mc4z
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of sloelco
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of beer2day
3.8/5  rDev -10%
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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Photo of Hypersomnia
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of boszormeny
3/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Winston3737
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdlb44
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of SweetChicken
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Wobbly
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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

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Photo of Bnoise11
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Williaar
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of CNoj012
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a 20oz on tap. This beer pours a clear golden amber with a nice fluffy white head. Excellent retention all the way through and thick webbed sheets of lacing blanket the glass. Aroma is pine, citrus and floral with a touch of hop spiciness. Taste is the same with a good deal of bitterness. Feel is light side of medium with good carbonation. Overall a very good beer. It's refreshing to have a classic west coast IPA even though the soft, fruity non bitter IPAs are all the rage lately.

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Photo of RichD
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of civicm87
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of KCBeerNerd
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of mscudder
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of PopnLoads
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of linnymtu
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of bmjivi221
4/5  rDev -5.2%

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