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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
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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.08%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JTomczak on 10-20-2013)
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Photo of Rbodacious
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Taybeh
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%

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...

Photo of icemanls4
3.56/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of MPSTARR
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of wvsabbath
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of somalley26
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of avalon07
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Photo of neurobot01
3.66/5  rDev +5.2%

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.

Photo of yarnbomb
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of crbnfbr
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of KerryCummins1977
3.04/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Whatup14
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Chilly_E
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of jbriggs7
4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of bump8628
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of ChrisChagnon
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of rfirob
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of rrski198
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of MrGone
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of oso
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.01/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

Hop Odyssey: Cedar Plank Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.