West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

7,894 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: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into an unbranded cervoise glass

Pours a deep golden with abundant amber highlights and a bit of orangish hues. Huge, fluffy bright white head. Exceptional retention and a large amount of lacing. Fantastic nose, citrus blossoms, pineapple, light grapefruit rind accents, and just a touch of pine. Pineapple and mango, herbal notes, balanced perfectly by slightly sweet bready malt, and finishes with gentle and pleasant grapefruit rind bitterness. Heavy light bodied, to very light medium bodied, smooth and sliky and moderately carbonated. This brew is exceptionally balanced in almost every aspect. A nearly flawless west coast-style IPA.

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3.64/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bitter but not a lot of complexity. Would be great with steak. Smells smoky. Appearance is dark amber but a little cloudy. Is a beer I could enjoy watching football or on date night with my wife. Enjoyed this beer at a bar but have never seen it at the grocery store. Great entry level beer.

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West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 7,894 ratings.
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