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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

367 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 367
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 12
Gots: 24 | 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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ThreeWiseMen

California

3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ordered a pint of this at El Take It Easy in San Diego's North Park neighborhood last night.

Served in a nonic.

Appearance: An inch of thick, off-white fluff sits atop a lightly hazed, golden body. Head retention proved to be pretty spectacular, and the lacing looked great to boot: sticky, cobweb-like lace all the way down.

Smell: Mango, pineapple, and tangerine all come to mind immediately; this has a really floral, fruity nose. Dry pine, dirt, and faint caramel play secondary roles. I don't think I've ever detected so much late-addition hopping in a pale.

Taste: Pine resin and caramel are easy to pick out, and the same goes for pineapple. Tangy citrus and bread dough are more subtle. Bitterness is off the charts for a pale: strong and lingering; I'd assume this is right around 60 IBUs.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, aggressively bitter, and prickly with tons of mouth coating. Moderate carbonation. Feels a lot more like an IPA - very similar to GF West Coast IPA, in fact - than a pale ale.

Overall: If you like Green Flash's West Coast IPA, you'll love this one - it seemed like the same beer with extra late hop additions. Big and bold for a pale but certainly enjoyable, especially if you're on a hop kick.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2011 15:34:25 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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Hop Odyssey: 30th Street Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.