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West Coast Harmonic Dreams by West Coast Brewing

by Rob
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West Coast Harmonic Dreams is an 8% West Coast Double IPA from West Coast Brewing, based in Mochimune, in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their canned and draught lineup, though its availability is unknown at the time of writing. West Coast Harmonic Dreams is brewed with three different hops in the form of Idaho 7, Idaho 7 CRYO, Citra, Citra CRYO, and Strata.

West Coast Harmonic Dreams

West Coast Harmonic Dreams : At A Glance

Basics

  • Alcohol : 8%
  • Style : West Coast Double IPA
  • Hops : Idaho 7, Idaho 7 CRYO, Citra, Citra CRYO, and Strata.
  • IBU :

Sale Information

  • Availability :
  • On Sale : From November 2021
  • Size : 500 ml
  • Price : From 1,100

Aroma & Taste

  • Notable Aromas : Orange and pineapple with dank resinous lingering notes. Light alcohol heat and some malt sweetness.
  • Notable Tastes : Dank resinous body with orange and pineapple over the top. Light-medium body with some sweetness and light alcohol heat. Medium bitterness.

West Coast Harmonic Dreams : Aroma & Taste

This is the second iteration of West Coast Harmonic Dreams I’ve had – the previous one was a few years back in Chiba after popping into Chouseiya. At that time, the weather was cold and drizzly but the highlight was West Coast Harmonic Dreams and I’ve been looking for it ever since.

Well someone at WCB heard my request though it also seems that the hops that went into West Coast Harmonic Dreams had changed as it and also the byline as this is now an Extra Dank West Coast Double IPA. And West Coast aren’t kidding. Pouring West Coast Harmonic Dreams into a class presents you with a relatively clear golden orange colour with a medium amount of fluffy white head that collapsed to a much smaller one. However, the dank resinous pungent aroma kicks through the head – who says you need head to smell a beer? Once you cut through that dankness, there is also some orange and pineapple notes, with a touch of malt sweetness and some alcohol heat. Not enough to be off-putting but enough to know its there.

The body begins with a medium bitterness which is then soon followed up with the dank resinous notes found in the nose permeating through drinking. The light-medium body is enough to support the flavours in West Coast Harmonic Dreams, with more of the orange and pineapple coming through as the beer warms up. There was a touch of alcohol heat too present but more of a supporting flavour to drinking rather than dominating. West Coast Harmonic Dreams finished off with a lingering dank stickiness and a touch of caramel sweetness.

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West Coast Harmonic Dreams : The Bottom Line

West Coast Harmonic Dreams is a fantastic beer and definitely one I will be looking out for again.

West Coast Harmonic Dreams : Where to Buy

West Coast Harmonic Dreams can be bought online at the following places:

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