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

Poured a solid two fingers of head on a hazy, medium straw colored body.
The aroma is a nice and bold grapefruit and lemon.
The taste is moderate to strong pine and lemon bitterness all the way through with a long finish.
The texture is crisp with a medium body and moderate carbonation.
Nailed it.

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3.71/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'll start this review with a caveat that I may have just gotten an old or bad batch and am definitely open to giving this a re-review, but what I had seemed like a hot mess. Poured an unfiltered orange brown into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Lots of sediment floating around and lots of bubbles trickling up. Large off white head with good retention. Aroma was dank and resinous. I could definitely tell there was a lot of complexity in the taste and that it was a well-crafted beer. However, it wasn't terribly balanced and it seemed like the bitter and piney elements were at war with the sweeter malt characteristics instead of bringing the flavors together. I could appreciate the number of different things going on but this particular bottle didn't live up to my expectations.

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West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 7,949 ratings