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

Bottled 11/19/12

Part of the "Beers of Fame" list that I'm keen on ticking.

Served in a newly acquired DC Brau jar glass.

A: Poured an almost clear, citrus orange color, with only a slight bit of haze. The head was about 1.5-2 fingers and behaved like soap scum on the glass.

S: Pretty piny, but not too ridiculously floral.... much more resiny and bitter than anything.

T: Yep, just like I remember it: Bitter as hell, with a very subdued sugar component. This one gives the standard grapefruit a run for its money.

M: Like is stated, bitter, and with very little malt backbone (although for the hophead, that's probably a good thing). The head, much less lacing never subsided, even after several minutes. This one had more in common with krausen than the actual finished beer product.

O: Lubricant for the true hophead engine in all of us. My teeth are now stained with hops!

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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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