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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 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drank at cellar temperature in a mug.

A three-finger, white puffy head here. Lasts quite a long time. This IPA is a clear amber color.

The smell isn't all that strong, but I do get some nice hops, honey, and pine.

Now the taste is a whole different story. First comes a wonderfully tangy and refreshing citrus sensation, and the rest of the plot entertains waves upon waves of thoroughly resinous, herbal bitterness. We have here some heavy hop flavor, I might add. A profoundly pleasureable experience.

The carbonation feels right on.

A great IPA. Doesn't mess around much with aromatics, though, instead cutting to the chase with upfront flavor.

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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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West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 7,924 ratings
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