West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

7,910 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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Ratings: 7,910 |  Reviews: 1,890
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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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West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 7,910 ratings
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