Hop Odyssey: 30th Street Pale Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Philousa:
3.35/5 rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Green Flash taproom 12/30/12.
Sits a pale gold, sparkly and clear in the glass. Good amount of head laces well as you drink. Light barley aroma, there but not overpowering. Sweet, floral hops. Bitterness starts and ends the flavor category. Bitter, salted caramel, semi sweet hops, piney and bitter flavor lingers. Very well balanced initially, the bitterness wears on me after a half pint.
This reminded me of the Drifter Pale Ale with its bright hop characteristics, but it proved to be much more bitter. The bitterness snuck up on me. I like the piney flavor and the aroma proves the beer to be more complex than most Pale Ales.
Serving type: on-tap
12-31-2011 05:45:19 | More by Philousa
More User Reviews:
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
Hop Odyssey: 30th Street Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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