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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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242 Ratings
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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 2
Gots: 31 | 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

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Beer added by: mactrail on 11-05-2012

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Pours a clear orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and tropical fruits. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and woody flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice woody presence in the flavor.

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3.42/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 12/14/2013 at Doherty’s Ale House, in Warwick, RI served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a cloudy amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with an odd burst of spice up front, which I’m guessing is from the cedar. Then some citrus and caramel sweetness comes in. There’s a strong but not over-powering hops presence a hearty malt character creating a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, it’s a decent beer if you’re ok with the cedar flavor.

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3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of mactrail
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Color is a lovely warm amber in the pint shaker. Modest head to start, which flattens out as you sip for a while. Supposed to be a cedar-aged 30th Street APA.

Fairly rich with malt. Deep aromatic hoppy flavor with a strong bitter finish. I totally don't get any flavor from the alleged cedar aging, but there is a woody, astringent edge to the stuff. Thin body and quite sharp. Nice aroma of resiny hops and pine. A big mouthful of hops without the total bitter profile.

With a creamier body this would be pretty good. On tap at the Regal Beagle for San Diego Beer Week 2012.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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4.35/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark evening, pale beer. Let's open the 22 ounce bottle of Cedar Plank. On to the beer:

it look like a proper pour as it rests in my Samuel Smith branded pint glass. Two fingers of somewhat creamy white head hold their retention with a long time lapse needed before it slowly cracks down. Underneath that is a copper toned orange body which is translucent with visible bubbles running to the top. This pale ale has a strong grassy aroma. Grassy, "dank", lemongrass, a wee note of bitter citrus.

Cedar Plank gravities towards the hoppy side of a pale ale. Nevertheless, hops are malt are detectable when I first taste it; toffee crisp with a fusion of passionfruit sweetness and bittersweet grapefruit. The hops bring a perfumy tea-like character to the show. Mango and a swift shot of fruity esters add another layer of flavor to peel. The beer is not very bitter, it's medium bodied, and despite being packed with flavor, is easy to drink.

Cedar Plank showcases hops and more hops. If that's what you're craving, this is your beach.

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4.01/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a rich copper color with a white head and lace. Aroma of citrusy hops, herb and mint. In the taste, citrus and dry woodsy notes. Earthy and citrusy, cedar plank is an appropriate name because the beer is earthy, dry and almost oaky. The citrus is nice and bright, true to Green Flash's style. Medium bodied, crisp and dry with a solid hop bite. Wood tone like chewing on a pencil. Sawdust, citrus, bitterness. Overall, this is a really nice pale ale with a dry wood character. Enjoyable for those fond of hops.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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Hop Oddysey: Cedar Plank Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.