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Title: define "West Coast style beer"
Post by: jjflash on March 18, 2011, 10:42:21 PM
What does "West Coast style beer" mean?
Hoppy beer - exceeding the style parameters?
The type of hop - Cascade, Centennial, etc?
Grapefruit / pine hop flavors / aroma?
What does this term mean?
 ???
Title: Re: define "West Coast style beer"
Post by: dbeechum on March 18, 2011, 10:58:27 PM
I would say the west coast philosophy is "hops, hops and more hops."

Title: Re: define "West Coast style beer"
Post by: jamminbrew on March 18, 2011, 11:08:41 PM
When I think "west coast" I think of Anchor's Steam Beer...
Title: Re: define "West Coast style beer"
Post by: bluesman on March 18, 2011, 11:18:40 PM
Here's a thread I started some time ago that debates EC v. WC beer. I think it will help you.

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=1045.msg12577#msg12577
Title: Re: define "West Coast style beer"
Post by: pinnah on March 19, 2011, 04:26:19 AM
Here's a thread I started some time ago that debates EC v. WC beer. I think it will help you.

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=1045.msg12577#msg12577


Hut dang,
that was a good thread, can't believe I got in on it.

I miss the blatz, and hope all is well with that one.

West Coast style?  Hops, light in color, hops, dry, hops, and hops, and hops.
BTW, now it seems...it is a truely a style and not a region.  That is....the style can now be brewed on the east coast...with "imported" hops.  ;D
Title: Re: define "West Coast style beer"
Post by: denny on March 19, 2011, 04:37:57 AM
I would say the west coast philosophy is "hops, hops and more hops."



And big flavor...nothing subtle.  Big and hoppy, hoppy and big, hoppy and hoppy, big....you get the idea....
Title: Re: define "West Coast style beer"
Post by: tygo on March 19, 2011, 12:12:22 PM
The club, not the rapier.
Title: Re: define "West Coast style beer"
Post by: tumarkin on March 19, 2011, 12:22:27 PM
The club, not the rapier.

yeah, maybe..... but hops can cut to the bone!
Title: Re: define "West Coast style beer"
Post by: bluesman on March 19, 2011, 02:43:56 PM
Did anyone mention hops?  ::)

 ;D
Title: Re: define "West Coast style beer"
Post by: bonjour on March 19, 2011, 03:22:48 PM
All you westies just like using 4 letter words





in more ways than one ;)




h***, h***, h***, and just for good measure more h***

Title: Re: define "West Coast style beer"
Post by: redbeerman on March 19, 2011, 06:21:17 PM
lots of hops, and a dry crisp finish (with hops), and maybe some more hops and from what I've seen < 10SRM, light to medium light body, but still packs a punch, did we say hoppy?
Title: Re: define "West Coast style beer"
Post by: pyrite on March 21, 2011, 12:38:03 AM
If West Coast style is so distinct, will the BJCP ever start a West Coast Style category?
Title: Re: define "West Coast style beer"
Post by: tomsawyer on March 21, 2011, 08:24:05 PM
Don't forget a dash of Chinese mercury and a pinch of Japanese cesium.
Title: Re: define "West Coast style beer"
Post by: denny on March 21, 2011, 08:30:41 PM
If West Coast style is so distinct, will the BJCP ever start a West Coast Style category?

Maybe someday.