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West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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West Coast IPAWest Coast IPA
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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: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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A: Pours a clear medium red. Very tall and frothy tan head. Head doesn't go anywhere for a long time, great head retention. Substantial lacing everywhere too.

S: Pungent grapefruit and lots of caramel sweetness.

T: I was thinking this was old due to the relatively mild smell. Taste is better with lots of pungent and bitter grapefruit. Some pine in there too. Some mild bread crusts for malt, but mostly demolished under the hops. Big wave of bitterness in the finish. BIG wave. Primarily resinous pine in the aftertaste finish and aftertaste I would say.

M: Medium bodied. Spicy and bitter.

O: Nice staple west coast style IPA (aptly named for sure). Lots of grapefruit, lots of resinous/spicy pine and just a little malt. Great brew.

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West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 7,918 ratings
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