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

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Ratings: 453
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 13
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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Photo of maximum12
1.38/5  rDev -64.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

So happy that I can buy Green Flash now without trading for it; just picked up this & Road Warrior, & my wife just finished the four-pack of Double Stout last night. This is a 22 oz. bomber split with aforementioned female.

Pour is a pale orange, fairly low carbonation, unclear. The nose is tickling my memory in the wrong place because I can't quite ID the smell: Walgreen's Grapefruit Anti-Bacterial Foaming Hand Soap? Slightly medicinal as well. A very worn welcome mat.

30th Street Pale Ale baffles. In purely beery terms, this brew is dominated by the pale malts. The hop profile is downright strange. There's a sickly pine that's streaked through by a knuckle-rapping-nun of bitterness. The soapiness in the nose jumps the mid-palate with predictable, less-than-pleasing results, & just wipes out the rest of any other taste. And it sticks. Like Gorilla Glue. Really, after it warms up & I drink 2-3 ounces, nothing else matters.

I'm having flashbacks of calling my mother a jackass & standing over the toilet with Dawn Detergent in my mouth (back when that wasn't considered abuse). I need neither the memory, the aftertaste, nor this beer. What went wrong? Abysmal; not anything I'd have expected from a wonderful brewery.

maximum12, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of craftybudman
2/5  rDev -48.2%

craftybudman, Nov 16, 2012
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2/5  rDev -48.2%

Beer_4_brains, Aug 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

trytoketchup, Dec 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

tally, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of Ryan011235
2.59/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

On tap in a pint glass at Lucky's in Dayton on 8/11/12

Cloudy orange and amber. One finger head takes a long time to dissipate and leaves thick patches of lace.

Dry, spicy citrus aroma - tangerine, orange, pineapple. Hints of grass. Sweet like sugar beets and grapefruit as it warms. Sweet cracker. The taste is prickly and roughish. Herbal toughness with citrus zest and grassiness. Sharp grapefruit bitterness on the finish. Some toasted grains, but not too much malt though. Medium body with fluffy, mildly pointed carbonation. Dry finish. Bitterness grows on the finish and becomes harsh.

Overall, this is not a terrible beer, but I like my pale ales to be smoother than this.

Ryan011235, Jan 31, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Trappist_Vince, Dec 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

kendellmarie, Oct 01, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

anon, Jul 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Hollywould, Aug 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

woodchipper, Jun 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

SunDevilBeer, May 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

ryanjtravis, Jul 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Jdevoss, Sep 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

BuckyGallagher, Jun 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

BDeibs, May 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

murraymj, Dec 22, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

kjkinsey, Dec 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Aprice34, Sep 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jul 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

ariceclemson, Jun 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Rog_03, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of kojevergas
3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served on-draught at Green Flash. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a half finger beige colour head, thin, of little cream, and of poor retention. Body is a clear copper colour. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Floral hops, pale malts, and lots of citrus. An average strength aroma.

T: Floral hops, pale malts. Good body. No yeast or alcohol comes through. Simple and boring but clean and refreshing. There's not a lot to say about it; it's rather simple.

Mf: Smooth and wet. A touch too thick. Dry on the finish. Decent but not tailored to the flavour profile.

Dr: A drinkable pale that lacks complexity and subtlety. About what I expect from Green Flash. Still, it's above average and I might buy a cheap 6er of it. Meh.


kojevergas, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of TXHops
3.23/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Like all the green flash beers I've tried, quite bitter. Plus, tastes distinctly of licorice, which is NOT appealing. Beautiful appearance- bright, clear gold with a solid, white, lacy head. Low hop aroma. Mouthfeel suggests the exact abv (6%). Flavor is average apa, below average ipa, until the licorice shows up (from the el dorado hops???). Then it's tough to drink--like Gubna from the summit hops and the horrid onion flavor.

Very interesting beer, but not terribly appealing unless you're a fan of horhounds or fennel.

TXHops, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

acurtis, Nov 16, 2013
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Hop Odyssey: 30th Street Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 453 ratings.