Hop Odyssey: 30th Street Pale Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by falloutsnow:
4.22/5 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.
Serving type: on-tap
02-09-2012 19:42:15 | More by falloutsnow
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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