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Hop Odyssey: Cedar Plank Pale Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Hop Odyssey: Cedar Plank Pale Ale
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: JTomczak on 10-20-2013)
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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4.01/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce pint - Taco Mac (Lindbergh) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Orange-gold body, light haze, with a foamy, white, lasting head with gobs of lacing.

Smell: A good amount of lightly spicy cedar on the nose, with additional bready pale malt, fresh citrus fruits.

Taste: A light pale maltiness, lightly bready with a modest pinch of sugar cookie crumbs. The sweetness remains light, even reasonable. Peppery cedar wood quality throughout. Fruity citrus tastes of lemon, orange, grapefruit. Light resin hint. Medium bitterness. Lightly drying, lightly bitter, leisurely finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Light smoothness present for an easy-going mouthfeel.

Overall: Good stuff. It would have been a nice, flavorful PA even before the cedar. Like Cigar City's Humidor Series, you're going to need to appreciate cedar to fully enjoy this.

ChainGangGuy, Feb 16, 2014
More User Reviews:
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3.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Had on tap at Sticks and Stones here in GSO.Poured into a standard pint glass a clouded deep golden with a tinge of amber,a thin white head atop.Citric hops in the nose along with a bit of toast wich is light.Bitter flavors along with toasted wood flavors,the hops are in your face bitter with a touch of citrus but the bitter flavors win out,a bit of toasted oak flavor comes into play as well.Good in concept but not a very good beer here.

oberon, Jan 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

ChrisChagnon, Apr 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

oso, Mar 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Chilly_E, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Immortale25
2.96/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Green flash cedar plank pale ale

Had on-tap at Avenue Pub New Orleans. Served in a cask glass.

A- Pours a light amber color with a 3/4 inch head that retains well before slowly retreating to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a sheer sheet of surface foam. Very resilient lacing adheres to the side of the glass.

S- Has a very stinky smell to it almost like marshland or something. No, you know what it is? It's that smell you encounter when you drive by a waste processing plant. Never smelled this in a beer before. There's a hint of cedar in the end but doesn't make up for the nastiness before it. Hope the beer doesn't taste that way.

T- Much better in the flavor. Moderately bold cedar is welcome on the palate as the hops create a mild bitterness. Still, the strange and unpleasant aroma greets my nose with every sip and kinda ruins it for me.

M- The feel is zesty and bright with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- So, needless to say, I don't like my beer to smell like a waste processing plant. I have no idea if that smell is intentional or if I'm dealing with dirty draft lines or what. Either way, this was a great disappointment. Seriously, I've smelled some crazy aromas in gueuzes and other wild ales before but this was seriously foul.

Immortale25, Oct 30, 2013
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

largadeer, Nov 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +25%

rrski198, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

crbnfbr, Oct 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Whatup14, Aug 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

jbriggs7, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

memphischas, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

JTomczak, Oct 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

DustinSWB, Oct 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

nmann08, Nov 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

bigbluebeerguy, Oct 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

ajzy, Jan 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

vermilcj, Dec 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

VaporDome, Nov 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

kjkinsey, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Gets better as you drink it. Poured from a growler, it's very fresh and tasty.

yarnbomb, Oct 19, 2014
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Hop Odyssey: Cedar Plank Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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