Hop Odyssey: Cedar Plank Pale Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
4.01/5 rDev +19%
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.
02-16-2014 17:21:27 | More by ChainGangGuy
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3.21/5 rDev -4.7%
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.
01-18-2014 23:42:39 | More by oberon
2.96/5 rDev -12.2%
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.
10-30-2013 23:48:11 | More by Immortale25
3.16/5 rDev -6.2%
On draught at Bailey's Taproom (no dirty lines here!;), Cedar Blank Pale Ale isdull, dark gold with a small white head leaving clingy lace.
Smell is citrus hops, orange marmalade with the light malty sweetness.
Taste is at first pretty much classic green flash hop bomb. In fact, the small taster I had before ordering a pint didn't hint of the cedar at all. But after having a bit more, the cedar seems to have lent a pronounced woodsy, almost sawdust note (suggested by the drying tannins as much as anything). I was expecting more cigar box, cedar aroma like taste, but this is just woody, but markedly so. Not sure I love the effect to be honest.
Mouthfeel is very dry. Sawdust.
Drinkability isn't too high for me. The first taste was great, classic Green Flash IPA; then the cedar took over and my pallet quickly fatigued.
11-06-2013 00:00:52 | More by ccrida
Hop Odyssey: Cedar Plank Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.