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West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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West Coast IPAWest Coast IPA
7,926 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 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle poured into tulip 30/6/12

A hazy amber with lots of sediment, looks thick, I can't see many bubbles but there's a long lasting two finger cream colored head that slowly falls to a thick film leaving several rings of lace

S floral pine, grapefruit and candied pineapple, a little burnt brown sugar and soft caramels with just a little booze, it is what it claims for sure an West Coast IPA

T heavy pine and rind overwhelm everything else, I do like overkill but I preferred the slight balance the nose had, still very nice though please don't get me wrong

M thick, enamel stripping, gritty, bitter as all hell, great carbonation and the sap sticks around and the aftertaste just keeps going, no heat anywhere

O great stuff in my glass this evening, tastes a little one sided but it is a West Coast IPA after all, 4.25 will soon be an option from my understanding and I would use it for taste bumping this into the world class

Alberta keeps getting better and better when it comes too beer. This stuff kicks ass if you like the style, and who doesn't? I'll be killing my liver with this stuff I assure you, a benchmark IPA

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West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 7,926 ratings
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