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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +6.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

A- Typical Imperial IPA look to it. Dark copper and hazy as hell. Had a nice 2 finger creamy head that died to a fine rim around the glass. Lacing is very sticky on the side of the glass. Inviting for sure.

S- Sweet All kinds of hop notes are in this beer. It seems very resinous and dank. You get the tropical fruits of grapefruit and pineapple, some orange peel. It has the hemp as well. There is also a rich tobacco and leather type note. Malts are caramel in scent. Yeast has a biscuity thing going on. Alcohol is noticeable, but it not over the top.

T- Same as the scent. Very dank and very resinous with a hop oily character. It's harder in the flavor than in the nose to tell what kinds of fruits your tasting, but it's a tropical fruity kind of hop bitterness. Rich tobacco as well. Leathery. Caramel malts, no doubt about it. Again, it's got the biscuity quality to it. But that is light. Finish is very interesting on this one. There is a slick oiliness that coats the mouth. it then becomes sweeter and malty before it dries after some time. Nice.

M- Medium to full bodied on the fuller side. Like in the taste, it has a oily slickness to it. It is making my lips smack a bit from the sweetness. And it's chewy as well.

Overall, this is a hop lover's dream come true. It is an exceptional Double IPA. I think I remember liking the old West Coast IPA better than this one, but I can't complain here. I just wish this version was more malty to balance out the extremely hoppy flavors that come out in the beer. But if you like extremely hoppy beers or just want to take a walk on the wild side, try this!

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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1/5  rDev -76.3%

I usually like Double IPAs. For me, this was pretty harsh. Really an assault of bitterness on the tongue with not much else. Not an easy drinker by any measure. Not a fan.

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West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 7,948 ratings