West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

7,865 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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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of BergBeer
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Crystal clear copper with a thick cream head. Very active. Thick lacing coats the glass.

Smell: Ripe, juicy citrus notes. Bitter floral and a sweet honey malt. Tangerine, grapefruit, and fresh pine. Grapefruit candy and sweet honey finish.

Taste: Bright citrus hops. Notes of grapefruit zest, papaya, and tangerine. Then a wash of bitter pine floods the palate. This lingers while a sticky sweet malt fills in the backbone.

Feel: Medium to big bodied. Prickly bitterness dances on the tongue. Finish is sticky sweet at first but rounds off dry. Mild booze on the finish.

Overall: A classic west coast IPA. Its big, aggressive, and delicious. The hop profile complements the malt beautifully. A classic.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy orange, lots of carbonation, creamy colored bubbly head dissipates rather quickly leaving a thicker ring of head around the top

S - Strong hop presence, sweet and citrusy, a little malt; Overall, a really awesome aroma came outta this bottle!

T - Wow! Tastes like it smells! Definitely a hoppy beer, but so much more. It's citrusy, it's flowery, it's piney, it's just the right amount of bitter and there's even a creamy malty taste to it. Great balance.

M - Right amount of carbonation; light, clean, and smooth.

O - I'm impressed... This is a beer to savor. May have to revisit it sometime in the near future to see if it holds up, but as of now, one of my favorites.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pale amber body, transparent, but with a slight haze. Frothy tan head that hangs around for a while.

S- Piney hops, citrus, sweet malt presence. Pretty straight forward aroma.

T- A nice, hop forward beer with enough of a malt presence to be on the balanced side. Big piney hops all the way throughout, with a pleasant citrusy finish.

M- Medium bodied, big presence, medium carbonation.

O- A very nice IPA that reminds me a lot of torpedo. Not a bitter mess and balanced enough for most.

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West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 7,865 ratings.
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