West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

7,875 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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Ratings: 7,875 |  Reviews: 1,884
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3.12/5  rDev -25.5%

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4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.6/5  rDev +9.8%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice light, golden amber color. Nice lacing, sticks to the glass and tells me my dishwasher works great. Hoppy aroma. I hate to sound like that chick in the Rebel IPA commercial, but it's definitely an IPA. Taste confirms it is indeed a Double IPA. Piney, grapefruit, citrus taste. Diggity dank. Can Green Flash do no wrong? This is good. Thank god I live on the West Coast.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.6/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.32/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.64/5  rDev +10.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

A GREAT pint. This is what West Coast IPA is supposed to be. Uber-hoppy, great depth of flavour. Just looking at it after you pour it into a glass is amazing. Great looking, cloudy, smooth creamy head which stays the entire pint. These guys nailed this one down . 11/10
I've had a LOT of different pints. This is quite possibly my most fave.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.44/5  rDev +6%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.92/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.04/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.64/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.04/5  rDev -3.6%

West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 7,875 ratings.
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