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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

499 Ratings
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Ratings: 499
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 14
Gots: 50 | 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:
Beer added by: MiScusi on 01-13-2009

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Reviews by falloutsnow:
Photo of falloutsnow
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glass on tap during Green Flash's tap takeover night at Crescent Moon in Omaha, NE
Served in a Green Flash pint glass
Review from notes

Green Flash's 30th street pale ale is a delicious, highly hopped, almost to the point of being an IPA in a pale ale body, beer. Out of the four Green Flash beers I tried during the evening, it was the standout due to its unexpected excellence and overall drinkability. Wish it was in bottles.

The glass arrives at my table with a 1cm head of off-white foam, which dissipates in a minute, leaving a ring around the glass and some spotty lacing. Beer's body is a deep copper color, with orange highlights when held to the light. Active carbonation is visible.

Aroma is fantastic, very prominent citrus hop usage. I noticed some grapefruit, tangerine, orange rind, slight lemon, even a hint of peach. Because I like hops, the aroma is good; for a pale ale, this may be a bit too hoppy and not enough malt presence, so I deducted a point.

Taste follows scent (bright citrus, particularly grapefruit, orange, and tangerine), but also allows for some pine hop usage to be noticed. The malt is much more noticeable, biscuit and caramel flavors, though still taking a backseat to the hops. Aftertaste is bitter and citrus-hoppy. Delicious, could drink several glasses of this.

Body is medium to medium-light, with robust carbonation that is fitting for the style and weight of the beer. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, refreshing. Finishes dry.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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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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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Photo of MattyG85
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Mad Mex last night, brilliant clear copper bodied with a nice bright white head. Forms fine even lacing down the sides of my glass. Aroma has grapefruit/citrus/pine with some nice biscuit malts going on giving it a bready backbone to go with the expressive hop profile. Flavor was up front with citric/pine hops and a nice sugar coated malt backing. Nothing offensive more aggressive than most APAs in a good way. Definitely a beer I could have drank in number just went out for a burrito and a beer or two with my cousin and the kids. Mouthfeel is medium bodied even carbonation smooth slightly resinous with light hop oils. Drinkability was very nice, I can't wait to see this on tap when I'm on my own with a DD.

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Hop Odyssey: 30th Street Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 499 ratings.