West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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

12oz Bottled 1/21/13

A - Pour a clear copper color with a creamy beige head. Solid retention with okay lacing.

S - Bready malts, loads of fruity grapefruit, fresh green pine needles, fresh herbal hops, sweet pale malts. Very aromatic.

T - Sweet grapefruit oils quickly turn bitter, green pine needles crunched up, green herbal hop oils, very bright flavor and bitterness. Even with all the hops goodness a sturdy malt adds a sweet and bready backbone. The alpha acids really start dominating towards the finish creating a resinous bitter that sticks to the tongue and back of the throat. Finishes long, dry, and bitter.

M - Moderate smooth carbonation, heavy side of medium body, smooth lush feel with a dry finish.

This will satisfy any hop fix. Grapefruit and pine share the hop stage.
Lots of bitterness but also loads of hop flavor. A nice thick malt profile really hold this beer together with balance. A very well done IPA!

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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

A- Bottled on date of 1/21- very fresh. Light amber color with an off white head that has a fair amount of lacing and retention. Perfectly carbonated.

S- A true highlight of this beer. Great citrus smell with strong hints of grapefruit. The floral hop aroma is powerful...in a great way.

T- Hop forward. Pine with citrus/fruit flavors up front with a warm, bitter finish. Very hoppy as we have come to expect from WC IPA's. Strong bitterness level (95 IBU), but finds a way to remain smooth and flavorful throughout with just enough of a malt base to avoid an astringent flavors.

M- Medium to full bodied. Little oily. Dry finish

O- Quintessential "West Coast" style beer here. I know we have advanced craft brew to the point that variations of all beer styles are brewed all over the country to where there really is no "west coast" label, but i understand what GF is aiming for here and they hit the target. Fantastic ale that would be delicious any time of year. Near the top of its class for sure. Heck, even the burps taste good!

4 pack for $8.49

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

A: Orange color, with only a slight bit of haze. Nice Head that lingered a bit
S: NIce Citrus Spell...Little Pine....Pleasant.
T: Nice bitterness...hops...citrus..Not much malt (which a American IPA shouldn't have) .Overall...Really Good....
M. Decent Mouthfeel for a 7.3%....Above average

Overall really nice beer....Will buy again.

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