West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

7,874 Ratings
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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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

First time reviewing this beer even though I've had it many times. Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a stout/porter glass.

A - 4.75 - Beer is a nice copper/amber color with about 2 fingers of off white thick head that thins down to a thick film of bubbles on top of the beer. Great lacing. Bottle is standard Green Flash Style.

S - 4.75 - A punch in the face of hops, perfect for a west coast IPA. Lots of grapefruit, citrus zest, pineapple, STRONG pine. The smell has a nice spiciness to it that reminds me of Pliny.

T - 4.75 - Strong piney hop bitterness, grapefruit, citrus zest. Nice spicy taste in there too, again kind of like Pliny the Elder.

M - 4.75 - light mouthfeel, bitter hop aftertaste sticks in your mouth. Alc completely hidden.

O - 4.75 - Great beer, definitely one of my favorite IPAs. it's just so hoppy and awesome.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into 12oz Pint Glass

A - Pours a nice dark hazy orange, non see through. Finger width head dies down quick leaving almost none at all.

S - A lot of Citrus right off the bat...smelling notes of tangerine, pineapple, peach. Not really getting any malty notes at all.

T - Getting a lot of peach and orange and tads of lemon in the middle that are poking through. Has a clean and smooth finish and just a tad bitter, leaving the back of the tongue tingling.

M - very crisp feeling IPA. good carbonation and light to medium body.

Overall this is a great " west coast" style IPA. Tons of citrus and even a little bit of pine on the finish. For big hop heads who enjoy the citrusy, juicy IPA. Awesome beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on July 9th. Consumed on Sept 2nd. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an IPA glass.

A - Burnt orange in color with no cloudiness. Poured very little head. Distinct lines of carbonation. Very faint irregular lacing as the beer recedes.

S - Hints of lemon, pine, grapefruit. Can almost smell the hoppy bitterness.

T - Intense flavor. Lemon and tropical fruit followed by a bitter grapefruit rind. Completely hides ABV. No malt notes.

M - Dry with a high level carbonation. Complements taste of beer very well.

O - Wow. Highly recommended. Refreshing hoppy citrus mouth orgy.

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West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 7,874 ratings.
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