West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
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7,867 Ratings
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
Ratings:
7,867
Reviews:
1,883
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Wants:
449
Gots:
1,971
For Trade:
9
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.52/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

My first rating on BA. OK, WOW. Picked this up at the Summit Store in Los Gatos, CA, which is really between LG and Soquel on Summit Road. Check this store out as they are very proud of their high-end beer selection.

As I stated -- WOW. Very strong hops that persist, a very no punches pulled experience. Takes Sierra Nevada's Torpedo and doubles down. Maybe the best beer I have tried. Then again, it's raining in Santa Cruz County today and I could be biased. But very, very good.

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4.56/5  rDev +8.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

From a fresh bottle into a Weyerbacher tulip.
A: Good 2 finger head that sticks around a bit, amber-caramel color.
S: Serious nose. Caramel sweetness, grapefruit, passion fruit, piney.
T: Bam. Bitter resin on the front, a little backbone from the caramel malt, but then another wave of hoppy goodness washes over. Grapefruit rind, something floral and earthy/dank, more citrus at the end, and it lingers.
M: Pretty smooth, given what we're dealing with here. Carbonation is on the low side, but it drinks fairly easy in light of the hop assault. The hop oils coat the tongue.
Overall: Something to behold. Very fine.

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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Enjoyed at the Green Flash Brewery in San Diego on 10/25/14.

This beer has a lot of really interesting characteristics to it. Depending on what you are looking for, you can pick out many profound enjoyable notes.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 7,867 ratings.
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