West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

7,863 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into pint glass from 12oz bottle

A- Orange amber color with a big ol fluffy white head that sticks and retains very well.

S- Citrus Hops, Piney Hops, and a slight hint of a caramel malt

T- Piney hops, citrus hops, earthy hops, no idea why but this has all the hops flavors i love and isnt overly bitter. Could just be me seeing as what hops are in it. Has a great caramel malt backbone to even it out and hides the alcohol well.

M- Smooth. Thats all that can be said to describe this.

Overall this is a great beer. Has everyone anyone who loves IPA's would enjoy plus it wont set you back with bitterness.

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

Presentation: 12oz stubby, raised-letter Green Flash brown bottle, very simple label. Bottled 11/13/12. Finally, some dates from these guys! Excellent!! This is almost three months old, not ideal for an IPA, but certainly acceptable. Poured into a 16oz nonic pint.

Appearance: Orange amber hues (on the light side) with lots of tiny sediment in suspension if you screw up the last half-ounce of the pour. Capped by a creamy, eggshell head which shows nice retention and nice, sticky lacing.

Smell: Dank, herbal and piney hops lead, with a bit of citrus and just a touch of toasty caramel maltiness in the background. Simple, straightforward, and quite pleasant.

Taste: A bit of earthy, bready malt character and herbal, piney hops. 'Green' and dank. Not much in the way of citrus fruit, at least at this point. Strong, lingering bitterness...this feels tastes like the claimed 90+ IBUs. Like the aromas, not tons of depth, but lots of intensity.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied.

Overall: A no-frills IPA that's rock solid nonetheless. At between $8-9 bucks a 4-pk, it's not cheap, but if it's in date (the date stamping is an excellent addition) it's worth picking up.

B = 85

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West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 7,863 ratings.
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