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Hop Oddysey: Cedar Plank Pale Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Hop Oddysey: Cedar Plank Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
83
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162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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: mactrail on 11-05-2012)
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Gambrinus1184, Nov 09, 2013
More User Reviews:
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

I was really impressed by how well cedar worked with an IPA in Cigar City's Humidor Series Jai Alai. Green Flash's cedar plank experiment seems to have not been as successful, though. This mainly comes across as a decent pale ale. There is a hint of the cedar in the finish, but if I didn't know that this was a cedar aged beer, I'd be hard pressed to tell you what the aftertaste was.

BikeChef, Nov 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

lionnusmb, Nov 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

ryser2k, Mar 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

SPRichard, Oct 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

HopAttack3, May 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Griffith, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Sammy, Jan 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

qcbrewer, Feb 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

sjoeboo, Jun 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

russpowell, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Nage37, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

This consists of some very weak properties but what I taste is complex and nice. The hop character is for the most part dominant. Very lemony with tinges of grapefruit, rind oils, pine sap, resin, floral tones and a small touch of herb. The backdrop is a little woodsy, cedar I'd guess, with a very light malt. This stands as a very good Pale Ale but it simply doesn't deliver enough assertive flavor and has too watery a tone.

KYGunner, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of ocelot2500
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Pours a clear golden color with a soapy white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of citrus and pine hops with a bit of cedar.

Tastes of the cedar, pine hops, and a solid malt base. Cedar notes lead off with some slight spiciness and plenty of woodiness. This gives way to some pine and citrus hops with moderate bitterness. Malts add in with some caramel and bread. Finishes with a lingering, piny bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly cirps amount of carboation.

Overall, this is pretty good, but I feel like a touch more malt is needed.

ocelot2500, Oct 12, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +8.7%

cferg88, Nov 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

MJSJr, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

CaptainNomihodai, Nov 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

Hopmodium, Dec 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

jsanford, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of deford
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Just a little better than ok. Nothing special. Pours a nice golden color with a big 3 inches of head that takes a few minutes to dissipate. Little bit of cedar on the nose, not too much else, maybe some orange. Definite cedar taste, no smoke or anything, just cedar and citrus...not bad, but just not much else. Overall, I won't do another one.

deford, Today at 02:18 AM
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

BodyPolitic, Oct 28, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

IdrinkGas, Oct 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

Spaz7, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

OregonGrown7, Nov 23, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.4%

mendvicdog, Nov 26, 2013
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Hop Oddysey: Cedar Plank Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.