Brew Review: Green Flash West Coast IPA

by Kelli H. on October 9, 2012

Beer: Green Flash Brewing Co. West Coast IPA
Date: 9-26-12
Location: San Diego, California
Alcohol: 7.3%
IBU’s: 95

Aroma: Heavy citrus and hops

Appearance: Hazy copper with a tan head

Body & Texture: Smooth and low carbonation

Aftertaste: As the bottle states; extravagantly hopped


Overall Impression:
Wow, talk about hops! I realize this is supposed to be an extremely hoppy IPA, but why not just call it a Double IPA? I definitely don’t think this tastes like a regular IPA. If I wanted a Double IPA, or if I were to buy the biggest hop fan a beer, I’d turn to West Coast IPA. When I’m looking for an easy drinking IPA, I’d turn the other way. I was happy with the aroma, but I didn’t really get much of the citrus that was in the aroma in the taste of the beer. I have to say, I wouldn’t buy West Coast for myself, because I think it packs too big of a punch for a during the week beer, but like I said, if your a HUGE IPA fan, then I think you’ll really appreciate this “extravagantly hopped” beer.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Shannon October 9, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Agree! You definitely have to be in the mood for this beer.

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Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers October 10, 2012 at 11:32 am

I can’t even remember if I’ve had this one. Dang it! Where’s my Untappd tab when I need it???

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Made in Sonoma October 10, 2012 at 1:51 pm

That’s one o the reasons I love Untappd! Keeping track of all the beers we’ve tried — so helpful!

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Janine Ryan October 11, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Mmmmm I’ll have to try this as an uber-hop lover! Thanks for sharing!!!

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lifeofdi.com October 15, 2012 at 12:16 am

I’ll have to tell Marty about this one! I think he’d really like it πŸ™‚

Also, how are the wedding plans coming along? πŸ™‚

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Made in Sonoma October 15, 2012 at 1:04 am

We visited the venue today with the caterer and went over tables and just the flow of everything. We’re coming along quite well! Dress is in, venue, photographer, caterer, & DJ is booked. We’re making progress! πŸ™‚

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