Hop Odyssey: Black IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 350 | Reviews: 63 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BucannonXC5:
3.7/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Type: 22-oz. glass
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: VONS in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $5.99 (w/ VONS card)
Purchased: Feb. 16, 2014
Consumed: Feb. 16, 2014
Misc.: Best by July 21, 2014
Poured a very dark mahogany, almost pitch black color with four fingers of frothy dark khaki tan head. Tons of foamy layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Thick, foamy retention all the way down.
Smelled floral hops, citrus hops - grapefruit, tangerine & light lime, , wet Cascade hops, caramel, honey, some unknown spices, light cocoa, chocolate and toffee.
Tasted a lot different than I thought it would. Lots of buttery notes, which I’m not a fan of. All the hops that I got in the smell were harder to find in the taste. Some bitter grapefruit notes in there, but not nearly as strong. Roasty, chocolate, caramel, toffee and cocoa nibs.
Medium body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Lively carbonation. Long, buttery, slightly bitter finish.
I had high hopes for this beer and it really on delivered for the aroma and smell. I wouldn’t have it again
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2014 06:30:30 | More by BucannonXC5
More User Reviews:
3.93/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz bottle, Best By 7/21/14, so we're getting close, and I'm wishing I had bought and drank this sooner...
L - tall, frothy tan head sits atop a cola-like, nearly black ale. Excellent head retention and sticky lacing
S - dank pine and citric hops, roasted malt, faint chocolate
T - black and bitter with roasted barley, baker's chocolate, pine, grapefruit rind, earth, caramel
F - resinous and drying, sticky, fuller body, nice carbonation
O - nice black IPA. I'd try it again if I could get it on tap or get a fresher bottle. Regardless, it's still really solid.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 04:00:29 | More by barnzy78
Hop Odyssey: Black IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.