West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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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: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Green Flash West Coast IPA - This pours almost pure bronze w/ a touch of gold - it's a beautiful beer. A big pour, produces at big fluffy head that persists and pushes out the aroma - earthy hops, a little creek water.

The taste is a great balance of toasty malt and lots of piney citric hops. Tastes solid yet sophisticated, with a delightful lemon-zest note mid-palate. The finish again doesn't have have hop-bomb bitterness, retains the bitter & sweet balance of hops and malt. Excellent. The mouthfeel is great - seems like it's on the light side of medium, very clean. It's a very satisfying quaff.

Overall this is highly drinkable, flavorful, delicious. Negatives? Can't give any. 'Nuff said.

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

This IPA had an impressive creamy head; solid texture and tremendous lacing. The color was normal IPA hue with and orangish/amber color.

The scent is floral pine, tempered hops, but not overpowering. Very light, sweet bouquet that typified the well constructed IPA.

I like the flavor, nice hoppy tones, pine resin and floral feels but no other fruitiness. Well done but not mind-blowing this drank with significant ease and satisfaction. Very well done but not so complex that it shouts a higher score

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank on tap, and then in growler.

A - About a 1 inch head which dissipates and leave nice lacing. Clear dark orange copper color.

S - Quite hop forward on the nose which mellows after the beer is palated.

T - Huge hop flavor with no one hop standing out. Great harmony of citrusy, piney and a little floral hops. Enough malts to provide some balance, but mostly a beer showcasing its hop flavor.

M - Good Carbonation with a lighter mouthfeel for the flavor and abv of the beer. There is only a slight overly sweet after taste which I find common in this style.

O - Great beer. Typically my choice if it can be found on tap around town. Better than a good stand by.

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West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91.7% out of 100 with 7,905 ratings
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