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West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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4.22/5
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West Coast IPAWest Coast IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
greenflashbrew.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#908
Reviews:
1,891
Ratings:
7,916
pDev:
10.43%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
459
Gots:
2,003
Trade:
9
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,916 |  Reviews: 1,891
Photo of arr3388
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lorihall1
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jellydonut
3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Every week I search for a beer that compares to sam adams rebel raw, heady topper or big hoppa or even shapes of hops to come but this one doesn't at all. Hops are present but the major flavors I'm picking up are Carmel and malt. Basically any double ipa can accomplish those two notes. This beer lacks complexity. I can't believe the high ratings makes me question the legitimacy of these reviews.

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Photo of SomewhereInTheMiddle
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of uncleotis
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shanex
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dottorja
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of RodSmith
3.77/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanEasley
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ale_addin
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dddyyy1223
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Schmaltz33
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft at Sunset Cantina.

Look is a deep amber with little to no head.

Aroma is a light malty and citra hops.

Taste is a dank intense bitter.

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Photo of wmcgar01
4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andrewgjohnson
4.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leslie91
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

strong and hoppy

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Photo of Nrod
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bryan12345
3.25/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drmeto
3.06/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

This Review is for the St. Feuillien-brewed Version.

L:
-pours a clear amber with a medium to big,foamy,offwhite head
-low carbonation visible
S:
-grapefruit,white bread,herbal,coriander,lemon,peach
T:
-grapefruit,pine,lemon,grassy,
-high, lingering bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-medium body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
Something weird about this.
The Aroma has a distinct Belgian character to it, so i doubt they used Green Flash's recipe 1-1.
The taste offered almost no fruitiness, just big,piney Bitterniss.
Really disappointing.

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Photo of peachy-tay
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kkenagy
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-hunter
3.52/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured bottle into snifter glass. 8.1% abv

Appearance- Pours a dark orange/amber with medium white head. Very cloudy.

Smell- Caramel malt, Orange, pine

Taste- Grainy malt, becoming citric. Grapefruit and orange are the predominant fruit notes. Is also earthy, ending in a grassy flavor. Finishes peppery, herbal, and intensely bitter.

Mouthfeel- Heavy in body with medium carbonation.

Overall- A fair double. I thought this one would be a bit more complex and smooth however. Still a good solid double, but there are many better out there.

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Photo of Blackrobe
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 7,916 ratings
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