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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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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.91%
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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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -11%

11-06-2013 23:10:30 | More by nmann08
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-06-2014 23:00:04 | More by kjkinsey
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.01/5  rDev +19%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2014 17:21:27 | More by ChainGangGuy
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oberon

North Carolina

3.21/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2014 23:42:39 | More by oberon
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zeff80

Missouri

3/5  rDev -11%

11-23-2013 20:06:21 | More by zeff80
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

11-08-2013 17:19:14 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

2/5  rDev -40.7%

11-09-2013 09:49:00 | More by largadeer
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nickfl

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-01-2013 23:02:32 | More by nickfl
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -11%

11-24-2013 00:54:03 | More by beernads
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-02-2014 17:22:46 | More by DrunkinYogi
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ccrida

Oregon

3.16/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2013 00:00:52 | More by ccrida
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jenray

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

12-30-2013 00:26:11 | More by jenray
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Immortale25

North Carolina

2.96/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2013 23:48:11 | More by Immortale25
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-05-2013 13:50:00 | More by vermilcj
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -11%

01-04-2014 03:16:02 | More by ajzy
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KVNBGRY

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

01-16-2014 03:20:35 | More by KVNBGRY
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jvillefan

California

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

10-28-2013 20:54:17 | More by jvillefan
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +18.7%

05-26-2014 02:52:27 | More by bump8628
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

10-20-2013 14:51:35 | More by JTomczak
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-22-2014 20:02:32 | More by atlbravsrno1
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DustinSWB

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

10-29-2013 17:04:22 | More by DustinSWB
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oso

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11%

03-18-2014 03:36:05 | More by oso
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rrski198

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

04-13-2014 19:36:02 | More by rrski198
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-19-2014 04:32:02 | More by OKCNittany
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.39/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: clear dark golden brown, minimal head and lacing
S: little woody, but more like wet leaves, reminding me of a damp fall walk I the woods. Nothing overpowering though, to me.
T/M: it's a little strange, with some tastes similar to the nose. Starts off earthy, damp, woody. A dry bitterness creeps in that doesn't change the profile until the ending of the taste where a pine taste grabs the mouth and holds for a little bit.
O: early in the beer I got some orange notes playing in with the taste, but got it less as the taste went on. I liked this because of the strangeness, but there isn't really much impressive about it.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2013 23:56:18 | More by cjgiant
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Hop Odyssey: Cedar Plank Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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