Hop Odyssey: 30th Street Pale Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ThreeWiseMen:
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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4.18/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Dark gold almost amber color and nearly clear. Dome like head that lasts. Surprisingly little lace on the glass.
There's a pleasant sweet stone fruit presence to this beer. Apricot? Peach? It's not too strong. I also detect a bit of floral hop, like irises. It works.
Strong grapefruit (almost like sucking a hop pellet) flavor right up front. It's strongest in the swallow which creates a long bitter aftertaste. Rich bodied with a highly elevated carbonation level.
Serving type: on-tap
07-20-2014 19:52:10 | More by smcolw
3.76/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass, bottle isn't for some reason. Pours a light yellow orange with a 2 inch white head that leaves behind some nice lace.
Smell is biscuit, caramel, lemon, pine, papaya, and grapefruit.
Taste follows the nose, a little more bitter than the nose would have you aspect, but some biscuity malt and carmel balances the bitterness.
Body is less than medium, plenty of life, a touch dry, and easy drinking.
Overall this is solid, not worth the $9, but good.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 18:34:58 | More by SawDog505
Hop Odyssey: 30th Street Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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