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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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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.49%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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 +37.7%

jbriggs7, Jul 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

rfirob, Apr 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

rrski198, Apr 13, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +17.1%

Olinnelson, Friday at 03:47 PM
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4.01/5  rDev +16.2%
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
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Chilly_E, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

Greywulfken, Yesterday at 03:21 AM
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

memphischas, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Rbodacious, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

bump8628, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

JandJMD, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of Taybeh
3.85/5  rDev +11.6%

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...

Taybeh, Nov 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Nov 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

crbnfbr, Oct 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

JTomczak, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

bigbluebeerguy, Oct 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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

yarnbomb, Oct 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

MrGone, Apr 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

plumcrazyfx, Yesterday at 07:19 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Dizzy242, Nov 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

KVNBGRY, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of avalon07
3.74/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a clear consistency. There was an inch and a half of foamy head that lasted a good amount of time. Very good lacing.

S: An aroma of hops, citrus, malt, and the advertised cedar.

T: Tasted of hops, cedar, a little citrus (grapefruit especially), and some malt. A bit too hoppy at first, but it gets better as it goes along. The cedar offers a strangely mellow aspect to the flavor, one that somehow works.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a bitter finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: While this isn't Green Flash's best effort, it's still pretty drinkable. Not without its flaws, but decent enough.

avalon07, Oct 30, 2014
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3.66/5  rDev +6.1%

Not nearly as good as CCB Humidor: the wood is less sweet and more bitter, which is fine, but I'm not sure the hops GF used are entirely complimentary to the cedar. Still, better than a random IPA thanks to the novelty. Might also be interesting with a bit of age.

neurobot01, Oct 25, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev +3.2%

icemanls4, Nov 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

ChrisChagnon, Apr 26, 2014
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Hop Odyssey: Cedar Plank Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.