West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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West Coast IPAWest Coast IPA
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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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Ratings: 7,959 |  Reviews: 1,898
Photo of Taylor8189
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just finished this beer out of a 12oz bottle and WOW..I do see what the hype is all about.
This beer finally made it to CT last week.
I've had it on tap and in bottle and both ways it is a perfect IPA.

The beer is dark, unfiltered, almost dark brown.

Smells very hoppy, gives you a good idea of whats to come.

The taste is fantastic, hops, sweetness, sticky to the sip, leaves you wanting more.

Mouthfeel is great, lots of carbonation, sticky, hoppy, makes you pant for more.

Overall, this beer lives up to the hype. These west coast IPAs have got it down.


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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


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Photo of beerpirates
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into my lost abbey stemware glass

A - Good copper orange coloration, with a nice white head and good clinging lacing down the pint.

S - Beautiful intense hops aroma is a smack to the nose, with aromas galore. Piny, citrusy, just overall goodness.

T - Lovely hops. Profile of a great IPA here. Many differing flavors shine, w/ pine, citrus, earthiness, and nice malt backbone , very nice bitterness , Crisp and delicious.

M - Good mouthfeel, w/appropriate carbonation.

D - Based on its style, I could easily drink several of these. Keep in mind it is 7% with a load of IBUs, but if you are looking for a great hop-forward, smack in the nose IPA then this beer is a perfect match.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber, no date.
Pours a hazy light orange. Decent tan head with tight bubbles. Dissipates moderately to an outer ring. Solid lacing
Aroma is of big citrus zest, tropical fruit juice, faint pine and a medium bread malt.
Taste starts a bit bitter, with a generic hop flavor at first. Then pine hops kick in, followed by more earthy bitterness. Slight citrus follows that is super resiny. Finishes sharp and crisp. Pretty much no flavor from the malt.
Mouthfeel is sticky, resin like with moderate carbonation.

A really really tasty ipa. Great hop flavor and good balance with the malt. Just the right amount of alcohol that you can taste it but it doesn't get in the way of any flavor. Welcome to CT green flash!

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West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 7,959 ratings