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Hop Odyssey: 30th Street Pale Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Hop Odyssey: 30th Street Pale AleHop Odyssey: 30th Street Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

473 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 473
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 14
Gots: 42 | 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: MiScusi on 01-13-2009)
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Reviews by Floydster:
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler that was picked up at the brewery last Saturday after Lost Abbey's event before heading back home, drank the next day from a pint glass, reviewed from notes, color is light gold with some yellowish orange tint, one inch foamy white head that does not last long at all, not much lacing either, aroma consisted of piney hops, toasted malt, light citrus, peaches, and biscuit, taste starts off with piney hops that have a little bit of fruit flavor behind them, middle has more of the citrusy fruits with some dry malt, bready for the most part, finish was slightly dry and crisp with more hop flavors, taste was balanced and light, toasted, dry, and mildly citrusy mouthfeel, moderate to high level of carbonation, taste does not linger very long, could drink a few more pints of this, light and easy drinking, perfect for summer, only downfall is sweetness from fruits once it warms, standard classic pale ale from a great Southern California brewery, would drink again, recommended

Floydster, Jul 30, 2009
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Bomber bottle w/o any freshness info that I can find. $6.99 at Decicco's in Ardsley, NY.

Pours lighter amber, with a moderate haze. Lifts a 3/4 inch head that says nicely.

Citric, floral and spiced hop nose.

Aggressive pale ale with more then moderate fruity/citric hop presence.

Nicely done and well worth a try.

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Growler

Thanks for sharing, Josh!

Clear golden yellow and orange. Thick white head and nice lacing down the glass.

Pungent and powerful citrus aroma and somewhat sweet, especially for a pale ale. Some pine as well.

Citrus and hop bitterness along with a distinct pine bite. Very flavorful.

Medium mouthfeel. A pleasure to drink.

An incredibly delicious, easy drinking, hoppy pale ale. Perhaps my favorite of the style. Just great!

ehammond1, Jul 12, 2011
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4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and hazy golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big three finger white head with good retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A fruity, earthy, and floral hop forward aroma with good hints of citrus fruit and grass. Upfront citrus hops with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, melon, pineapple, mango, and apricot. Also some fruit hints of apple and grapes. Floral and earthy hops with hints of grass and pine. Solid malt presence with hints of biscuit, grains, caramel, and yeast. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like the smell, a fruity, floral, and earthy hop driven taste with good notes of citrus fruit and grass. Citrus hops with some upfront notes of grapefruit, orange, mango, lemon, melon, apricot, and pineapple. Subtle fruit notes of apple, grape, and pear. Good presence of floral and earthy hops with notes of damp grass and pine. Backing presence of sweet malt with notes of caramel, grains, biscuit, and yeast. A pretty solid Pale Ale taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, crisp, and pretty smooth with a drying finish.

Overall: A very solid take on an American Pale Ale. Good mix of citrus and earthy hop flavors.

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On tap at Toronado San Diego. Yellow and light orange beer, sudsy white head, 3/4" deep, strong retention. Aroma, mildly hoppy, mild cereal grain aspect to it, enjoyable, but given as much as this was talked up, I found the aroma to be just barely above run of the mill when it comes to west coast pale ales.

Taste, solid, delivers a good amount of citrusy and grapefruity hop presence, over a mild malt bill, probably no caramel to it. With the alcohol level, this really seems like an ipa. But I guess boundaries aren't what they used to be. Carbonation was big, bitterness was even bigger.

A pretty good pale ale, just once the abv gets to six percent, with this type of hopping, I dunno, the line really gets blurred with an ipa. Either way, a good choice, would like to see bottled, I'd pick up a sixer.

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Hop Odyssey: 30th Street Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 473 ratings.