West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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4.22 w/ 7,905 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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3.48/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Best by 2/27/15. Consumed 11/20/14

Semi-hazy and some very fine sediment. Bright pumpkin-like orange color. Aggressive pour gets one finger head and dissipates quickly to thin film

Strong pine in the nose along with orange and lemon.

Taste is same as nose with slight hit of pine which quickly gives way to orange and lemon. A touch of bitterness and some cracker like malt backbone. No flavor is too strong, they kind of meld together. A bitter aspirin aftertaste starts to take over a bit too much to my disappointment.

Medium carbonation and on the lower side of medium. Finish is quite long with the bitterness. Medium body

I remember having this quite a while ago and liking it alot nut it seems other DIPAs I've had since then surpass this one. Ita a good brew for sure but only a bit above average for its style.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A slightly hazy, dark honey brown colour. One inch of beige head. Not much lacing. There was a definite brown sediment at the bottom.

The aroma is strong citrus and pine.

A strong tart pine taste. Very earthy. Starts with grapefruit and ends with a tart bitter aftertaste. I had the mystical experience of smelling citrus and tasting pine at the same moment.

Medium feel with little carbonation.

The malty backbone was missing from the taste. This is extreme hops and an excellent example of a West Coast IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91.7% out of 100 with 7,905 ratings
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