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West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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West Coast IPAWest Coast IPA
7,924 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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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Unfiltered. Amber. Large creamy foamy head. Good retention and great sticky lacing.

S: Pine. Resin. Grapefruit. Floral Hops. Grains. Kind of fades after awhile, but still amazing.

T/M: Creamy. Bitter. Floral. Pine. Resin. Citrus. Above average malt balance. 8% alcohol is hidden and can become rather dangerous. Sticky bitter finish. Aftertaste is slightly dry.

O: This is a top of the line, top of the shelf IPA. Great drinkability. Has an immense array of hop flavors. One of the best examples of a West Coast IPA. Love it.


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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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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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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West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 7,924 ratings
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