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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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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: JTomczak on 10-20-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.28/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 22oz bomber picked up in November, 2014

L - Copper with some clarity. 2 fingers of head and a thin layer stays atop the brew as you drink it. Sticky lace left all over the glass. Nice..

S - Piny hops, probably from the Warrior and Cascade.

T - A good and hoppy pale ale. Not bitter like an IPA, smooth. Cedar chips really show up in the aftertaste.

F - Highly carbonated and sizzles as it goes down. Great mouthfeel

O - A great hopped up pale ale but does not cross the line into an IPA. Cedar chips add awesome character. Well done

Photo of rrski198
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of HamdenHector
4.2/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: crystal clear; copper colored; 1 finger off white head that receded to an uneven cap; very nice lacing;

S: pretty hoppy - tough to identify any malt characteristics; a blend of tropical fruit, floral, and dank pine; very attractive;

T: there is a citrus undertone from start to finish; a bit earthy as well up front; more grapefruit at the finish; medium to high bitterness at the end; very faint notes of cedar from mid-palate to the finish - if I wasn't looking for it, I would have just classified it as pine;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; clear - leaves no residue - like drinking water; finish is medium dry;

O: really good;

Photo of Olinnelson
4.04/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.01/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

Photo of Chilly_E
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep amber gold and clear; few fingers of fluffy head on top

S: pine and citrus and drying cedar wood; some faint grain and hay-like aromas

T: clean, fresh-tasting malt backbone, capped off with bunches of bright floral hop expressions, and dried with a distinct cedar character

M: medium-light and moderately carbonated; mellow bitterness has moments of sharpness; cedar plank effect dries out the ale and finishes it off nicely

O: a very IPA-like American pale ale, chock full o' hops and cedar, and balanced nicely by the malt body.

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Taybeh
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%

On tap at McCoy's
A: copper, fairly clear, 2 finger foamy head
S: I like cedar and other woody smells, and I'm getting a nice faintly spicy dose of thatalong with some malty bready notes and some faint citrus (orange? lemon?)
T: Like the nose...this is a nice mellow green woodiness, there is a little more caramel malt than I got on the nose, but it isn't too sweet. The cedar comes in very nicely on the back half and it finishes dry and green and earthy...a bit of bitterness and spiciness, but this is still pretty mellow and easy drinking.
M: Medium carbonation, easy and smooth.

Overall, this is quite a change of pace (at least for me, around these parts), and it took me by surprise; it grew on me over the course of the pint quite a bit, and once I got used to it, I really started to dig it. Hope I get more chances...

Photo of cjgator3
3.76/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cedar and hops, always a good combo.

Photo of kemoarps
3.76/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

3.75/4.25/3.5/4/3.75
Pours a clear crisp gold that has a mildly ruddy/copper note to it. Massive white meringue head that eventually dissipates.

Aroma starts out with just massively juicy tropical fruits. Man it smells sweet like tangerines and jello. yummmmm

A bit thin flavour-wise. Like watery tangerine juice with a blunt bitter pine note that comes creeping in towards the end quite nicely. Finish is pine and pith.
Don't get nearly as much cedar as I had hoped at any level. A thoroughly enjoyable APA, but I really wanted more cedar. If I search for it I can see that pine as a bit cedar-y, but I wanted more cedar.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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

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Hop Odyssey: Cedar Plank Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.