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

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Hop Odyssey: 30th Street Pale AleHop Odyssey: 30th Street Pale Ale

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Reviews: 112
Hads: 583
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 19
Gots: 73 | FT: 0
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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

Hop-forward and San Diego brewery inspired, this Pale Ale pays homage to San Diego’s craft beer corridor—30th St.® Uniquely floral and fruity notes from Warrior, Cascade and El Dorado Hops mingle with a hint of crystal malt, to build the flavors presented in our legendary American Pale Ale. Well-bittered and dry-hopped, this longtime neighborhood favorite is bold enough to suit the discerning palates of hop heads in the land of sunshine and the best IPA.
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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 12/19/2015. Pours fairly crystal clear golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance, robustness, and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good pale ale. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering. (1,566 characters)

Photo of CHickman
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear gold color with carbonation racing up the brew to a 2 finger thick foamy white head that was packed with bubbles and faded very slowly leaving decent spotty lacing.

Smells of piney hops, grains, floral hops, grapefruit, lemon zest, grass, tangerine, biscuit, light caramel and some earthy notes. I expected a little more powerful citrus aroma, but this was a real nice smelling APA.

Tastes of grapefruit, lemon zest, grass, tangerine, biscuit, light caramel, mild earthy notes like sticks or peat moss which morph and actually resemble tea leaf or very dry floral hops; the malt comes out more after each swallow, with graham cracker, lightly toasted grains and burnt pizza crust popping up and mixing with some brown sugar, piney hops and light peppery spices from the citrus hops. The bottle lists El Dorado, Cascade and Warrior hops in use and it's a nice blend. Smooth and tasty, it completely hides the 6% ABV.

Mouthfeel is smooth yet crisp, with a medium body, just below average carbonation and a slightly bitter finish that has as much cracker as it does citrus hops as it fades. Overall a real fine APA. (1,127 characters)

Photo of HopHunter19
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - golden clear amber color, minimal head but what's there leaves a nice lacing
S - Not much, maybe some pine and some earthiness to it
T - pine, bitterness, grapefruit rind, flowery hops
M - light to medium, alc covered, aftertaste is bitter pine
O - Good beer, wouldn't drink it again (287 characters)

Photo of Czequershuus
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a rich gold. The nose is slightly muted, but i do get some fresh resiny and citrusy tones. The nose opens up as the beers warms. The taste starts with a little toasty malt, followed by a brash resiny hop presence. This is a very balanced pale, very food friendly, and very easy drinking. I would certainly purchase this again. (342 characters)

Photo of ryan1788a5
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Golden-orange color with good clarity. A quarter inch of off-white head hangs around.nspotty lacing.

S: Floral hops. Pear, wild flowers, pithy. Broken pine needles, earthy. whiffs of tangerine and tropical fruits underneath. Toasty and grainy malts with some caramel and candy sweetness.

T: Floral and pithy hops set the tone and remain in focus throughout. Pine and earthy hop notes support. Grapefruit rind. Maybe even a bit soapy. Bitterness builds to an impressive high and carries right into the finish. Tropical flavors peek out now and again. Grain, caramel, and a touch of sugary malt sweetness. Long floral and pine hop finish.

M: Medium full body with a creamy/silky texture. High hop astringency. Stiff, prickling carbonation.

O: A good, solid West-Coast style pale ale, but nothing new or Earth-shattering. A nod to the classics that came before it, but with more aggression in the hopping. (945 characters)

Photo of ChrisMon02
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Decent looking, not a lot of smell but great feel and taste. Very herbal with little malt backbone. Very West Coast and a nice change from the sweety, fruity APA/IPA profile that has become so popular. Wish the nose was better. Still, I will definitely have again. (264 characters)

Photo of StoutHunter
3.37/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a bottle of Green Flash's 30th Street Pale Ale last week for $1.99 at The Lager Mill. I'm in the mood for a Pale Ale tonight and I thought i would take a chance on this one, so lets see how it goes. Best by December 19th 2015. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks ok, the design is a pretty plaint and it isn't too eye catching. IT poured an amber orange color that took on more of an orange color when held to the light with a finger and half of slightly off white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the hops being the first to show up and they impart a mixture of floral and green hop aromas with no aspect seeming to stick out the most and there's a little bit of fruity hop aroma in the background. Up next comes a slight bit of doughy yeast that goes into the malts which impart some sweet malt and pale malt like aroma. This beer had a nice aroma, it had some nice balance to it.

T- The taste seems to be similar to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the hops being the first to show up and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but time it's the green hops that seem to stick out the most. Up next comes a slight bit of doughy yeast that goes into the malts which impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with no single one seeming to stick out the most. On the finish there's a medium amount of sweetness with a hoppy aftertaste. This is a decent tasting Pale Ale, but there was a little bit too much green hop flavors for me.

M_ Fairly smooth, very crisp, a little prickly, medium bodied with a lower amount of high carbonation. The mouthfeel is nice, but it could use a little less carbonation.

Overall I thought this was a decent beer and a decent example of the style, it had most of the things that I look for in the style, but when it came down to it the green hops and carbonation made it rough around the edges. This beer had ok drinkability, one is enough for me, I have no urge to drink another one in a row. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance, it's a pretty nice looking beer, I have no complaints. What I like the least about this beer is the green hop flavors and higher carbonation, those aspects need some work. I don't think I would buy tjos beer again, but I wouldn't turn one down. I can't say I would recommend it. All in all I thought this beer was going in the right direction, but it had some things that needed some work and that just held it back so me. It's not a favorite Green Flash beer and it's pretty average for the style. Better luck next time guys, this one could use a little work. (2,893 characters)

Photo of Lard_City
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautifully hoppy aroma and hoppy/pine/bitter taste. Malt is way in the background. Like drinking a liquid pine tree. More like an older west coast IPA. (152 characters)

Photo of Moose90
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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A — Pours a nice and extremely clear light amber color into the glass, there is a somewhat thin white colored head on-top of the beer, leaves behind nice enough lacing.

S — Smells very fresh and bright, without being overly hoppy, nice notes of fresh cut grass and a bit of pine, balanced by a lightly sweet malt profile.

T — Very easy drinking and balanced, good tradeoff between the malt foundation and the hop profile, very approachable without being one dimensional.

M — Light-Medium bodied, near perfect carbonation level.

O — Very nice overall, will have to grab this one more often as I see it. (634 characters)

Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Solid pale ale easy to drink nice smell and flavor great summer beer green flash did a solid job with this beer pours clear and smells really good definitely worth a try (169 characters)

Photo of BB1313
3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a burnt orange with a subtle haze; fluffy eggshell white head that leaves great lacing. The aromas are pretty floral. Flowers and subtle pine. Some bread and crackers. Some caramel malts in the mix. The flavors are very earthy. Lots of grass and more fresh pine. Very floral mixed with some citrus notes. Lots of grapefruit. Nice balance between malts and hops. Slightly spicy with maybe some rye or black pepper in the mix. Mouthfeel is great. It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied with active carbonation. Very smooth and it's ultimately refreshing.

I like this. It's not a flashy beer, but it's well crafted and fun to drink. Definitely stays true to style. Clean brew. Very refreshing and perfect for the summer. (760 characters)

Photo of Edman5P
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tastes almost like a DIPA.. Poured out a golden or dark yellow color with a long lasting head.. Good lacing and a fruity, floral, hoppy taste.. A good beer (155 characters)

Photo of HoppyVidal1
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great color came out looking like a DIPA terrific rounded flavor that sticks around nicely. The mouth and feel and taste work perfect together and really makes this pale stand out and be memorable. Green Flash has done another terrific job. (240 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy gold under a 2” cream colored foam collar with a very fine bead.
S: Fruity nose with spice, grass, floral and citrus notes.
T: Big fruit flavors feature melon and citrus on the front giving way to a spicy, floral citrus rind hop bitterness. The bitterness is smooth and not harsh. Finishes slightly astringent from the hops.
F: Very creamy, medium carbonation and body.
O: An easy to drink pale ale packed with flavor. (433 characters)

Photo of KomodoDragon
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Active orange brew. Floral smell, some light fruit. Citrus flavors, some breadiness. Creamy and smooth with a full body, with a quick dry finish.

Very refreshing and well built. A pale with substance. (209 characters)

Photo of TX-Badger
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear orange-golden color with white head. Citrus fruits, pineapple, and mango on the nose; follows onto the palate. Very fruity. Finishes with a nice smoothness to the hop bite. (186 characters)

Photo of vkv822
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz : pint glass

Pours a clear golden orange with a foamy white head.

Citric, fruity lightly spicy hops with a lightly crackery malt base.

Medium+ body, foamy carbonation.

Nothing mind blowing, but certainly another well done, hop forward beer from Green Flash. (266 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
3.39/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a finger and half of head on a hazy dark straw body.
The aroma is a nice mango, pineapple and lemon blend.
The taste has a moderate pine bitterness throughout with a long dry bitter finish.
The texture is thicker but crisp.
It looks great, the smell is nice, the taste is fine. (283 characters)

Photo of mr-jj
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an IPA glass from a 22 oz bomber.

Color is translucent honey gold with a thick, billowing white head. Retention is good, lacing is excellent. Smell is tropical fruit and sweet hay. Flavor is juicy with melon and mango. Just a touch of malt before the finish, which is crisp, bitter and lingering. Body is medium with some hop resins that coat your mouth. Good carbonation.

Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. More of an IPA than a pale ale, but that is what I would expect from Green Flash. (515 characters)

Photo of snaotheus
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a large mug. 30407A0051958 might be the code on the bottom. Hard to say, because they're hard to read.

Pours slightly hazy, bronze/golden with a medium sized pale head that sort of slumps into lumpy piles. Smell is hay, slight onion, some yeast.

Taste is on the bitter end of a pale ale, lacks some of the malty prominence I would normally expect. That's not bad -- just different. More crisp, less soft. Lighter and bitterer.

Mouthfeel is thick, chewy. Overall, pretty good. (502 characters)

Photo of arizcards
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up in mid-August from Total Wine for $6.99. Can't find a freshness date but its availablity is April-May. Received at TW on 8/16/14.

Beer poured orange with a nice white head that is handing around.

Nose is floral, fruity, and citrusy.

Taste has a touch of floral, peach, and orange up front and a lot of grapefruit rind and pine at the end.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and decently carbonated.

Overall this is an interesting spin on the APA style. A lot of hop profiles going on. Drinks more like an IPA as i am not getting that bready malt base i would expect from the style. (592 characters)

Photo of LampertLand
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Green Flash '30th Street Pale Ale' @ 6.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $9.25

A-pour is a pale gold from the bottle to clear amber in the glass with a small off-white head leaving a minimal lace along the pint

S-mild smelling pale ale

T-ok , bit dissapointing , mild bitterness

MF-medium body , medium carbonation ,

Ov-slightly dissapointing pale ale , was expecting more

prost LampertLand (411 characters)

Photo of BeerZar
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Aroma is tropical fruit and orange with floral notes and some sweet toasted bread. Hazy deep golden with medium white head. Taste is sweet caramel notes upfront that fade into light tropical and floral hops mid-palate. Finish is lingering resinous bitter pine. Palate is medium with light carbonation noticeable. Overall this is a solid pale ale that tastes more like an IPA. Good balance between the sweet malts and the hoppiness. (431 characters)

Photo of delta490
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a fairly cloudy orange-tinted amber with a creamier white head. The head has minor lacing and leaves some nice lacing throughout. The aroma is fruitier than floral and it has a nice sweetness in the background. The flavor add to the sweetness of the aroma with a little bit of resinous pine. The body is a little thinner, in the style, but the more aggressive hops flavor seems to overpower the weight. It is a very good pale ale that is almost an IPA. (458 characters)

Photo of daledeee
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A single bomber was purchased. I have never seen this one.

Poured into a large glass with nice head and lacing. White head and a slightly cloudy gold body.

Nose is spicy, piny and herbal.

Taste is typical with Green Flash product: lots of hops. This beer mellowed after a few sips(or my palate got used to it). Very piny and grassy.

Mouth feel is pretty carbonated but not overly so. I found this to be one of the best Green Flash offerings that is quite drinkable. (472 characters)

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