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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

453 Ratings
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Ratings: 453
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 12
Gots: 37 | 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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5/5  rDev +29.5%

bonbini26, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

CEDAMA, Aug 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

seth72104, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

imyourhero21, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of Luisfcarrizo
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The aroma of a great double IPA actually. Taste is juicy with grapefruit-like bitterness, mild caramel malt in the background. Not a pale ale for beginners but extremely delicious and nicely hopped. Very nice, very drinkable. More like an IPA. Highly recommened

Luisfcarrizo, Apr 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

hpthebull, Nov 20, 2011
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4.96/5  rDev +28.5%

BrendanMHowell, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of jvillefan
4.95/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: A clear filtered deep yellow orange color with a two finger off white head.

S: Hops, there are piney notes to this with a subtle caramel-malt backbone.

T: The taste mirrors the smell perfectly. A light refreshing tasting beer that is excellent on a hot day.

M: A little light but it's a pale ale, and maybe a little over carbonated.

O: I believe it is between this and row 2 hill 56 for the west coast equilivant of Zombie Dust. Great beer.

jvillefan, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of uclajd
4.93/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I drank this at a bar with Green Flash's brewmaster and marketing rep. The Brewmaster isn't the friendliest guy in the world - I actually drove 35 miles to the bar to meet the GF team and drink their beers - but he is a helluva brewer. Reminds me of the old Steelers linebacker, Greg Lloyd, who wore a t-shirt that read, "I Wasn't Hired For My Disposition"

I could have sworn I tasted *lemon* notes in this beer.

Technically, I think this is an IPA. But if you call it a Pale Ale - I'm going to say it - then it's the best Pale Ale I have ever consumed. A tragedy it isn't available in bottles.

uclajd, Jan 29, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

ninaturner, Sep 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

david18, Jun 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

prock180, Aug 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Flash09, Jul 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

JWP, May 25, 2013
Photo of GoGulls
4.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On Tap at Hamilton's San Diego.

Very nice deep amber color and had a good off white head.
Big citrus nose and hop aroma.
A very sessionable beer probably somewhere between a pale ale and an IPA.

I love to mix in a 30th street between my other super hopped IPA's.

GoGulls, Jan 28, 2009
Photo of wvsabbath
4.54/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Copper golden tan with a 1/2 foamy head. Nice sticky lacing.

Smell - Nice piney, grapefruit hop aroma. Grassy, herbal, lemon zest, spices with a pale malt backbone.

Taste - Starts out with nice, light and smooth piney hops. Grassy with plenty of lemon, spices and added sugars with a solid pale ale malt backbone. Some caramel along with sweet yeasts are also noticeable. Some grapefruit bitterness comes out at the finish.

Taste - Nice kick of hops and sugars nails the tongue. Palate gets more hops, some spices and lemon, and the pale malt backbone. Aftertaste is a little bitter, grassy , dry and mild sweet.

Overall - Wow, I cant believe how good this is. Closer to a ipa, has a strong hop profile but the pale malts balance the hell out of this and make it smooth and very drinkable. This is truly great cause you get plenty of hops but its not overly sweet or bitter, and you also get yeasty sugars, pale malts and spices. Sadly, since this is from a widely distributed brewery and there's no hype behind this, no one would consider this world class or seek it out if not easy to obtain from local shop.

wvsabbath, May 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

iSrALE, Dec 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Hopmodium, May 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was the best of the five or so on-tap Green Flash offerings on tap at the Monk (Fremantle). What a great brewery. This was the most balanced, flavourful, crisp, sessionalbe APA I've ever encountered. Lovely hop character without being overbearing, light malty base, crisp, clean, just wonderful.

foles, May 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

pathman, Oct 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Wetenkamp, May 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

dfillius, Jan 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

DoubleSimcoe, Jun 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

mwayne, Jun 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

oldedog, Apr 27, 2014
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Hop Odyssey: 30th Street Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 453 ratings.