West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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4.22/5
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West Coast IPAWest Coast IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
greenflashbrew.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#998
Reviews:
1,904
Ratings:
7,984
pDev:
10.43%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
463
Gots:
2,042
Trade:
9
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,984 |  Reviews: 1,904
Photo of Curt2969
2.48/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Maybe I had a bad one.... But upon opening it smelled of stinky socks and hops. Almost no head after pour. The look was decent, though with a heavy amount of mysterious floaties. Sadly, the taste was just like the smell. Again, maybe I got a bad one, but as a guy who loves IPAs and DIPAs, this was rough. Definitely not exceptional. I, however, may give it the benefit of the doubt and try it again in hopes that mine was bad....

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Photo of dbankovs
3.08/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of UtahBeerPleb
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It has a very classic IPA look coming out of the bottle - nothing to complain about there. The flavor is rich, very piney with some citrus, but without the sticky mouthfeel or bitter aftertaste that some IPAs have. I get a little bit of a boozy warm feeling going down, which I like. It doesn't blow me away but it's a solid, fairly drinkable double IPA.

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Photo of Muss42
3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Have had in past and was good. It this was a malt bomb. On the menu it said 2014, I assumed this was an error. Maybe not. Who would age an IPA keg for 3 years?

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Photo of cceli
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stutz
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steinhauser10
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Grill20
4.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BenHoppy
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Giangio
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of juablu
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bryantan
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottvanbelois
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bunkyzzz
4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jjmj51
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunman3
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arr3388
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lorihall1
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jellydonut
3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Every week I search for a beer that compares to sam adams rebel raw, heady topper or big hoppa or even shapes of hops to come but this one doesn't at all. Hops are present but the major flavors I'm picking up are Carmel and malt. Basically any double ipa can accomplish those two notes. This beer lacks complexity. I can't believe the high ratings makes me question the legitimacy of these reviews.

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Photo of SomewhereInTheMiddle
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of uncleotis
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 7,984 ratings