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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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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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: mactrail on 11-05-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Sammy, Jan 17, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

kjkinsey, Nov 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

kylehay2004, Nov 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

SocalKicks, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

TheManiacalOne, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

russpowell, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

mactrail, Nov 05, 2012
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2/5  rDev -45.2%

mendvicdog, Nov 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

beernads, Nov 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

oriolesfan4, Nov 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

drewone, Jan 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

duceswild, Nov 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

BARFLYB, Oct 28, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Stinkypuss, Jan 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

ShanePB, Nov 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

GraduatedCashew, Nov 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

KAF, Jul 13, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft at Federal in Durham. Into a shaker

Pours a dark copper with a big, appropriate head. Smell is extremely cedar/piney..extremely. The taste follows suit with a tad of hops up front but with a HUGE amount of cedar that quickly engulfs your palate and lingers for a good bit. Well..this is aptly named for sure. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall the name could not have been more appropriate. It is what it promises.

Axnjxn, Nov 24, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Toronado (SF). Pours a nice medium amber with a soapy white head, a film of fine bubbles. The aroma is pretty standard green flash hoppiness. Good citrus hops with a nice honey malt backbone. Some tropical fruits also pop up with a touch of sweet wood in the background. Taste adds a lot more cedar. Hops are a bit bland but the cedar flavor is really nice. It's like I'm drinking an IPA in a cedar closet. Relatively dry. The cedar contributes a very pleasant flavor that blends into the hop bitterness quite well. Mouthfeel is pretty normal. Medium carbonation. Mild astringency from the wood. Better than expected. I really like the cedar.

popery, Mar 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

IPAchris, Feb 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Griffith, Jan 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

TheBeerAlmanac, May 20, 2014
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Hop Oddysey: Cedar Plank Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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