West Coast IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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7,865 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:
7,865
Reviews:
1,883
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Wants:
449
Gots:
1,969
For Trade:
9
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Ratings: 7,865 |  Reviews: 1,883
Photo of gboley
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MGH15beer
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jodio
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nihilistic
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjdevel
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: 4.5
Large amounts of foam – 3 finger head. Deep copper/orange color. Slightly cloudy.

Smell: 4.5
Tart fruit, citrus, passion fruit, tropical fruits. Hop aroma is pretty strong as well.

Taste: 4.5
Strong hop punch. Quite bitter. Citrus and pine. Caramel and malt flavors come in after the hops back off. Some smokey charred wood flavors remain after everything else fades.

Feel: 4.5
Medium mouth feel. Remains bubbly throughout the drinking experience.

Overall: 4.5
Very good Double IPA. In the top 20’s of must try DIPAs for sure. It was well balanced. It was bitter, sweet, rich, earthy, and buttery.

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Photo of kcnih
4.89/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rex_4539
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Dark amber color, two finger white head, good lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Mild hops, tropical fruits.

T: Hoppy, bitter, malty. Unique tasting DIPA. Long lasting bitter aftertaste. Superb!

F: Full bodied, yet very drinkable.

O: Very good DIPA. Will definitely buy a lot more of those :)

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PWestLA
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this beer is costing me a fortune - love it. Dont tell my wife cause she's gonna have my balls if she finds out how many Ive been having

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Photo of brutalist
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Leif_Eriksson
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Deep orange, with red tinges. Copper.

Nose: Floral, honey, citrus.

Taste: Gummy candy with a creamy mouthfeel. Loads of citrus fruit and honey sweetness, balanced by the smorgasbord of hops.

Glorious!

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Photo of ntanner83
4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
4.76/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

In my opinion, the epitome of the style. Bottle with best by date of May 14, 2017. Poured into a pint glass. Thin head which quickly dwindles to a slight lacing. Deep amber color, semi-transparent. Strong smell of pine, grass, tropical fruits...very inviting. Taste really follows the nose...and lingers quite long on the palate. Really well crafted brew. Very easy drinking considering the ABV. Gotta say this has become a favorite, especially when considering the price.

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Photo of MisledTitan
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DallasK
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark amber with a wispy ring of foam for head. Smell is a very pleasant blend of pine and tropical. Taste is also a near perfect blend of hop bitterness and tropical flavors. Beers like this remind me that you don't have to go far or spend big money to get world class beer.

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Photo of mpk_tx
4.66/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at World of Beer in Fort Worth, TX. Looks great in the snifter - bold color and thick head. Bursting with aroma and flavor. An absolute must-have!

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Photo of Mikey440
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dated best by may 22, 2017.

clear golden pour with a sudsy white head that recedes quickly, no lacing.

subtle aromas of orange, grapefruit, citrus peel, sweet malt. palate follows, some earthy and spicy floral notes up front, caramel malt and citric qualities that give way to a peppery bitter finish of resinous pine. feel lacking a bit, could be fuller bodied with some texture. overall a decent IPA.

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Photo of Timtac
3.86/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SFSinga
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep golden color
Pine, subtle grapefruit citrus
Well balanced and perfect carbonation
Very smooth bitterness. hops punch out at the end
Medium body

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Photo of madelf66
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjrider
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ledouge
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattinIdaho
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.19 out of 5 based on 7,865 ratings.
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