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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87
very good

490 Ratings
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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 14
Gots: 47 | 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:
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(Beer added by: MiScusi on 01-13-2009)
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Photo of doopydoogle
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A somewhat cloudy copper with a good lacing that leaves nice, large bubbles clinging to the side of the glass.

S - Citrusy, piney resins jump out first, follow by herbal stones with a hint of starfruit. A good bready malt profile rests beneath, leaving implications of sweetness.

T - Malt front with citrusy elements giving way to a big bitter thwap. Overall the malts hold up but are balanced strongly with the bitter. The hops give more by way of bitter than flavor, lending to the style. Overall balanced, nothing jumps out too strongly, except maybe the bitter towards the middle/end.

M - Thick and almost oily, with a good slurpy carbonation that carries the beer along.

O - A solid pale, maybe a little overly bitter for the style, but I'm not surprised given the brewer. A good beer for an IPA who is looking for something with a bit more balanced malt profile.

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of kendellmarie
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a Unibroue tulip Very fluffy white head, soapy lacing, light copper in color. Aroma is extremely hoppy. Earthy, lemony, piney, grassy, marijuana-y hoppy dankness. 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 but who cares.

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.

Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of nickfl
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.9/5  rDev +1%
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.

Photo of tobelerone
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. A lovely, assertively hopped pale that’s basic an IPA-light and serves up the hops with more freshness and vitality than many workaday IPAs on the market. Pale gold pour; nearly clear, with a fluffy white head that settles down slowly and good lacing. Aroma leaps from the glass; grapefruit-y citrus and pine hops; traces of pale and sweeter caramel malts underneath, but this smells like a typical west coast IPA and had me salivating.

The flavor happily follows the nose. Lots of fresh hoppiness bursting with citrus and piney notes; a moderately sweet biscuit/caramalt backbone that mostly stays in the background and doesn’t step on any toes. Dry finish with a lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Not as aggressive as say, Green Flash’s West Coast IPA, but not far off. Would love it if I could grab fresh bottles of this in NYC rather than a one-time draft offering/growler fill.

Medium-light body; medium carbonation; clean drinking, still smooth; lovely feel. Really glad I got to try this one.

Photo of WeisGuy
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Green Flash Brewing Company in San Diego, CA.

Pours a clear light orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, herbal hops, and some tea-like aromas. Taste is much the same with a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Photo of xnicknj
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at green flash in san diego

Pours a lightly clouded dark golden color with a one finger high head of white head. Patchy rings of lacing streak the glass while drinking.

A flash of hops in the nose with some citrus peel. Touches of orange and grapefruit with a balancing malt scent. Light sweetness and bread.

Pleasantly bitter up front with citrusy hops and a light notion of pine. Well balanced with mild malt backbone. Bread crust, caramel and a soft sweetness. Bitter and dry in the finish with some citrusy pith.

Medium body, nice carbonation, refreshing and crisp on the palate. A really pleasant, balanced, yet hoppy pale ale - if I lived closer I would have brought home a case.

Photo of beerpig
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of MathNut
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of smutty33
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of MrJolly
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Naterobsnyk4
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of MikeConklin
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of mwayne
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Mister_Joshy
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a draft into a pint glass at Station Tavern in San Diego (South Park), Calif. About a finger of head when I got it. Color was caramel orange. Bubble, frothy white lacing on the top. Lots of white film sticking to the sides. Both the lacing and film lasted throughout.

Smelled caramel pale notes. Also wheat and citrus hops. Got a mix of lemon, grapefruit and some orange/tangerine.

Tasted similar to the nose. Got caramel, lemon, orangeish hops and some ginger. Bitter aftertaste.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Slightly bitter finish.

I can’t believe it took me this long to rate this beer (although I think I’ve had it). Just a great American Pale Ale, although it did get a bit old towards the end. Good beer.

Photo of mbula163
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Hop Odyssey: 30th Street Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.