West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

7,866 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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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Amber pout with an orange glow. Hazy and the white foam retains well. Sticky lacing around the glass.

S - Telltale west coast style; scents of lemon, pine, and blended hops is dominant.

T - Fresh blast of lemon zest. Pine smell held during the taste. The hoppy bite at the end rounded this one out very well. A traditional SoCal IPA all the way.

M - Smooth until the finish, and then the finish is what hopheads crave. While not a standout it is what people now expect from a California IPA. Balanced well, and with a bitter punch.

O - The trinity of San Diego IPA's along with Sculpin and Stone IPA. It does not disappoint and for those that love the style it is tru to form. Very enjoyable.

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

Hazy amber/orange with a relatively short, bubbly off-white head. An abundance of fresh hops in the nose, along with some light citrus, lemon zest, smooth malt and rich barley. A wonderful aroma. Unexpectedly smooth start; with thick medley of fresh hops, bready malts and citrus. Body evens out and is exceptionally well-balanced with its solid foundation. Hoppy, midly bitter mouthfeel with a medium sized body. Fruity, bouncy, hoppy finish.

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

feel of a pale, smell of a flowerpatch, great lacing atop a copper-gold body, residual bitterness, big pine, big citrus. BOOM. This is west coast IPA, it is drinkable, it is formidable, it is massively flavorful- fruity and strong. But it is balanced.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear amber color beer. Real amber.
A tall billowing head is produced with excellent retention and sticky lacing. Lightly carb,d
Aroma, you could smell this baby across the street. The hop bouquet is quite fragrant with cirus and pine and grapfruit.
Big hopped out beer here. Hops are big and bold as are the malts who finally showed up. Malts are super sweet and lip smacking good. Hops refreshing citrus and candied.
Although rather bitter still smooth and easy drinking. These guys can do IPA's
Musically I believe this beer would pair nicely with Miss Judy's Farm by the Small Faces. Ronny Wood like this beer is rather bold and brash.

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West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 7,866 ratings.
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