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Hop Odyssey: White IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
While developing the recipe for our White IPA, we lined up malted wheat and more than a dozen hop varieties to select the three hops with the most citrus character: Simcoe, Amarillo and El Dorado. A citrus hop explosion leaps from the glass with big tangerine aromas up front, while hop flavors of bitter orange zest dominate and linger to the finish.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 05-27-2014)
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Reviews by wiegs4life:
Photo of wiegs4life
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%

I am branching out into the IPA world and trying more Belgian style beers. I thought i would give this beer a shot as I usually like beers from west coast breweries. It appears pretty standard with most ipa's with the golden color. It smells awesome with the fruity aroma. It is very apparent. The beer has some good fruity characters with some good hop flavor, but nothing about the beer wow'd me. I like this beer and it is unique compared to other beers i like. Something is missing in this beer, just not sure what it is.

wiegs4life, Jul 27, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%

Pours into a large tulip glass a slight hazed orange tinged lighter golden with a big blooming white head that sticks like glue to the glass as it never completely settles.Mild tropical fruity hops in the nose along with some wheat malt and light phenols.Flavors of sharp grapefruit rind and underlying medicinal hops with some yeasty phenol spice in the back end,very dry as well in the finish.A real dry beer with a real sharp hop profile and a healthy dose of yeast,very drinkable with the alcohol not hitting you over the head.

oberon, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

tbryan5, Aug 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

kwkdmk, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

ste5venla, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

BraveMountie, Aug 10, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +0.3%

JamesStreet, Aug 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

clevelandhops, Aug 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

BigJim5021, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

bccocx, Jul 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

pjkelley82, Jul 07, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -9.1%

Pete1991, Aug 23, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +9.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

DerekCarruth, Sep 05, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +9.7%

jaydoc, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

XicanoBeerRun, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of Immortale25
4.43/5  rDev +15.7%

Had on-tap at Thirsty Monk Asheville. Served in an Unknown Brewing pint glass.

A- Pours a light amber color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains well before falling to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Solid sheet of lacing.

S- You get that signature Green Flash hop pungency, only a bit toned down and with the expected rich, spicy Belgian yeast floral quality.

T- Oh man. The hops aren't quite as toned down in the flavor as there's lots of citrusy goodness to go around between that and the yeast. Spicy with notes of coriander, bubble gum and maybe some lemongrass or orange peel. The bitterness stays strong throughout the whole drink and lingers nicely.

M- Sharp, zesty, vibrant. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- I figured if anyone was gonna knock it out of the park with a Belgian IPA it'd be Green Flash. Now one of my top 5.

Immortale25, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Pours hazy pale gold with a thick clinging head. Appealing to the eyes.

Nose is very yeasty, more resembling a wit to me. Peppery, phenolic, citrus. Doughy grain. Amarillo orange peel notes are apparent. Decent.

Palate is similar. Very yeasty and spicy. Yeastiness overwhelms the hops a bit. Has an ambiguous citrus hop note beneath the spicy and slightly medicinal yeast flavors. Light-bodied, dry, very wheaty. Drinkable enough, but not really enjoyable. With a neutral yeast this might be a pretty cool beer, but I'm not digging the mix of wit yeast and American IPA hopping.

largadeer, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

OregonGrown7, Jul 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

ScaryEd, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy and spicy hops are present in the nose. Hints of Belgian yeast become perceptible as the beer warms up.
T: The taste follows the smell and is very hoppy with additional hints of tropical fruits. The hops contribute a moderate to high amount of bitterness, which lingers through the aftertaste.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The hops in this IPA are very assertive; if you're not a fan of a heavy dose of bitterness it may be difficult to drink.

metter98, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

rlee1390, Jul 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

cdog707yo, Jul 14, 2014
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Hop Odyssey: White IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.