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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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(This is the new recipe for West Coast IPA, now an Imperial IPA)

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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.

mrhopsbeertalk's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhopsbeertalk (171) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2014 Aroma is citrus, floral and vaguely boozy. Flavor is bigger includes citrus, pine, resin, tea and pear. Malt back is barely there but fits just fine. All in all I prefer this to the original single and find it worthy of its roots.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (394) - NORWAY - FEB 27, 2015
Pours cloudy amber. Aroma has a lot of hops, fruity and floral. Taste is hoppy, and you can tell is a strong beer. Full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enwiebe (177) - - FEB 23, 2015
2/23/15. Bomber. Rating this as a DIPA, I'm not too impressed. Pours and tastes like a solid IPA, but doesn't offer what I want to see in a Double. Hops over-run the alcohol and doesn't let the bitters round and spread. Serious bitter interest but a thin mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jh773 (193) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Crystal-clear ruby-orange with a thick head. Smell is subtle; tropical fruit, grass, warm grain. Taste is warm, dry, complex, hoppy, lots of citrus, pine and grass notes. Good body, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (18159) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity grapefruit hoppy piney aroma. Fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (3051) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2015
This is probably old but I hope note. burnt orange 3 finger off white head. This is a pretty resinous west coast style beer. taste is a lot of burnt malts, a bit of cheese, some intense orange peel and pine cone finish. will re-rate next time I’m in California.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlennHendry (39) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2015
Looks like an IPA in Beast Mode with that rich copper colour and it sure smells like it. There’s tons of pine with a rock solid malt background, and it’s really smooth and sticky at the same time. A powerful beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hinez57 (184) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - FEB 10, 2015
On tap @ Blue Canoe Tupelo, MS Excellent IPA. Very citrus centric with hints of alcohol, tropical fruit, and a bit of pine. Malt balance. Great lacing, beautiful in the glass. Long not quite dry, obviously bitter, finish. Overall it’d wear your palate out but you’d still pound these anyway!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fashawn (252) - Montesarchio, ITALY - FEB 9, 2015
Birra discreta, ma preferivo la vecchia. Qui il citra da tanto odore, ma l’amaro è blando e la birra è tenue, anche se è di buona bevuta. L’alcool non emerge e la base ai crackers è piacevole. Buona birra.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2377) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 8, 2015
Tap at CBM Koenji. Caramel, light hoppiness. Aroma is more hoppy, grass and grapefruit, and it’s there in the taste but subdued. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1444) - Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Mild pine hop aroma, pours a clear amber with a dusting of white head. Lots of hop flavor in this, with mango, pine, lemon, and more coming through with each sip. Just enough caramel malt to support it, as it fades into a bitter finish. A really solid IIPA.

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