Hop Odyssey: 30th Street Pale Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Nugganooch:
3.85/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Growler filled at the brewery on 04/01/11.
A: Pours a clear but much darker pale ale like that of Stonebrew's pale. Picks up a nice orangish-copper hue when held up to light. A 2-in choppy off-white head formed that subsided rather quickly and held only a small amount of lacing.
S: A real nice upfront nose of big citrus, candied fruit and sweet pine aromas. I really couldnt pick up much beyond that until the beer sat for a bit and some caramel maltiness started to come through a little.
T: Great citrus and candy-fruit hop flavors present with a nice mellow bitterness on the palate. Very subdued sweet caramel and maltiness does come through towards the end keeping this beer nicely balanced. Alcohol barely present. Finishes quite nice.
*I must note that I picked up a distinct metallic off-flavor that I have not experienced with this brew or brewery before and am a little perplexed. Having had this before I would have given a higher taste score based on memory. may have to revisit this review again.
M: Perfect on the palate - mildly sweet not too sticky on the tongue. Finishes a little dry with a nice clean refreshing crispness.
D: Outstanding drinkability. A well balanced, nicely hopped, lower ABV pale. This is quite a nice session beer in my opinion.
Damn I wish they bottled this stuff! You know IMHO I think every brewery should have a nice hoppy lower abv sessionable pale. I would consider it a true testament of a good craft brewer. And a real nice job here by Green Flash. Again I must note that I picked up a distinct metallic off-flavor that I have not experienced with this brew or brewery before and am a little perplexed. Perhaps it was a new cap for my growler or the GreenFlash location move is causing some quality issues. (I read some threads noting the same with WestCoast)
Having had this brew many times before I would have given a higher taste score based on memory. May definitely have to revisit this review again. Even considering, still a really refreshingly hoppy pale ale that I could drink all day long.
Serving type: growler
04-04-2011 17:32:04 | More by Nugganooch
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4.04/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a shaker pint glass.
A murky copper body holds up a foamy light tan head. Decent retention. Light lacing is present.
The aroma is well balanced with malts, spicy wood, then hops.
The taste is heavy on malts, and the spicy wood notes blend in well overall. A nice hoppy, bitter finish concludes.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied, almost creamy.
Overall, this is pretty tasty. Great balance.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 14:57:37 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.76/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottle poured into a shaker pint glass. Fairly light color, a goldenrod yellow just grading into orange with a frothy beige head that collapses inward after a minute or two, leaving some rich lacing on the glass. Nose is fruity and floral, yellow flowers (dandelion?) and peach, pear, grapefruit, Lifesavers hard candy. Palate also features dandelion and grapefruit peel notes, floral and rather dry initially. Over the first few sips an undercurrent of sweetness emerges, canned peaches and pears, a hint of mango perhaps, brown sugar, creamy honey (!), less orange than expected. Finishes with a decent dose of spruce needles or menthol-eucalyptus lozenge, which builds a bit as you go but never becomes overpowering. The combination of yellow flowers, fruit candy, and honey is quite interesting indeed. El Dorado is allegedly a rather unique hop. I almost get something like honeyed herbal tea steeped with grapefruit rinds. If I had any real complaints about this brew, I'd target the mouthfeel. Seems almost a bit too syrupy even though the moderate degree of carbonation ought to be bang on for the style and the piney notes from the hops serve to keep things quite dry. Odd combination of tactile and gustatory features, this. This issue aside, I am enjoying this particular foray, keeping my streak of Green Flash shilling intact. ;) Price point notwithstanding, these guys do hops well.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 19:22:07 | More by CalgaryFMC
4.11/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A - Opaque apricot apple juice body. Fine, pure white head pours two fingers high on a moderate pour and hangs around with nice retention and lace.
S - Stellar nose. Bright, fresh, and silky smooth. Granny smith apple, pear, hints of mint, dusty hay, touch of dandelion.
T - Strong plant bitters right up front. Peppery spice and sweet bready malt and caramel rise up to meet the bitterness through the center. Fruity finish, sweet apricots and grape, with a lingering waxy bitter back end.
M - Surprisingly heavy, but the thick mouthfeel is balanced well by a sharp carbonation.
O - A really nice pale ale that's definitely on the heavier end of the style.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2014 23:55:21 | More by vfgccp
Hop Odyssey: 30th Street Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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