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define "West Coast style beer"
« on: March 18, 2011, 03:42:21 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?
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Re: define "West Coast style beer"
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011, 03:58:27 PM »
I would say the west coast philosophy is "hops, hops and more hops."

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Re: define "West Coast style beer"
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011, 04:08:41 PM »
When I think "west coast" I think of Anchor's Steam Beer...
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Re: define "West Coast style beer"
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2011, 04:18:40 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
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Re: define "West Coast style beer"
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011, 09:26:19 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


Hut dang,
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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

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Re: define "West Coast style beer"
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011, 09:37:57 PM »
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....
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Re: define "West Coast style beer"
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2011, 05:12:22 AM »
The club, not the rapier.
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Re: define "West Coast style beer"
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2011, 05:22:27 AM »
The club, not the rapier.

yeah, maybe..... but hops can cut to the bone!
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Re: define "West Coast style beer"
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2011, 07:43:56 AM »
Did anyone mention hops?  ::)

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Re: define "West Coast style beer"
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2011, 08:22:48 AM »
All you westies just like using 4 letter words





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Re: define "West Coast style beer"
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2011, 11:21:17 AM »
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?
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Re: define "West Coast style beer"
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2011, 05:38:03 PM »
If West Coast style is so distinct, will the BJCP ever start a West Coast Style category?
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Re: define "West Coast style beer"
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2011, 01:24:05 PM »
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Re: define "West Coast style beer"
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2011, 01:30:41 PM »
If West Coast style is so distinct, will the BJCP ever start a West Coast Style category?

Maybe someday.
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