Hop Odyssey: Black IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by MattyG85:
4.21/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottle says best by 07/21/14.
Appearance: Pours a deep brownish black with a hint of ruby. Moderate amount of bubbles and a huge four finger light tan head that slowly fades into a thinner creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing.
Smell: An earthy, fruity, and spicy hop forward aroma with good hints of pine, citrus, and dark malt. Big upfront mix of hops with hints of spicy pine resin and some earthy grass. Citrus hop hints of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, pineapple, and tangerine. Dark malts with hints of burnt toast, chocolate, coffee, biscuit, grains, burnt caramel, oats, and yeast. Definitely leans towards the hoppier side. A pretty good aroma.
Taste: Like it smells, a spicy, earthy, and fruity hop forward taste with notes of pine, citrus fruit, and dark malt. Upfront mix of earthy, herbal, floral, and citrus hops. Spicy and dank notes of pine resin. Earthy grass. Juicy citrus fruit notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, tangerine, and pineapple. Hops are pretty oily with a drying bitterness. Dark malts with notes of chocolate, burnt toast, biscuit, coffee, grains, caramel, yeast, and oats. A pretty good ripe taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, spicy, oily, sticky, and pretty drying.
Overall: A pretty solid take on a Black IPA. Pretty hop forward with a nice juicy and oily bitterness. The dark malt presence is good as well.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2014 07:53:31 | More by MattyG85
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A very balanced and full flavored black IPA with a creamy mouthfeel but a nicely lingering bitter pine finish. It really held up nicely for several days in the growler and I loved the combo of bitter pine and toasty malt on the finish. A very solid effort.
Serving type: growler
04-20-2014 02:54:37 | More by Georgiabeer
5/5 rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Smell is coffee, toffee, chocolate, earthy hops, pine, and some hints of citrus.
Taste starts with some nice expresso toffee flavors and finishes with a huge burst of citrus grapefruit that really lingers on the palate awhile.
Body is medium, plenty of life, a little dry, and easy drinking.
Overall I love it. What I would expect from one of my favorite brewers of hoppy goodness.
Serving type: on-tap
04-17-2014 21:30:35 | More by Luisfcarrizo
4/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pores a pretty much black body with one finger tan head and left lace patches. The aroma is mostly piney, citric hops with minor roasted malt notes in the background. Full bodied and slightly chewy, the hops are strong and this beer is more hoppy than malty, not that the balance is totally askew. The roasted malts are evident and there is a slight biscuit feeling along with sweetness, but mostly I get the strong hop presence in this beer. I really like this ale as I prefer black ipas that are hoppier than what is usual of style.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2014 20:17:48 | More by clayrock81
Hop Odyssey: Black IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.