Hop Odyssey: Black IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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4.13/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A - Pours pitch black is a light tan head. Good lacing.
S - Hop aroma actually over powers alot of the darker malts. Blind folded I may not be able to tell it's a black IPA. The roasted character is definitely present though. Pretty impressive.
T/M - More like the nose, pine and citrus hop character up front, with a roasty-coffee like finish. Usually I find these characters to clash, but it's pretty well done in this beer.
Medium to full bodied, which is much appreciated. There's enough residual sugar to balance out some of the harsh roast and bitterness.
O - Still not a style I regularly grab for, but this was a great attempt.
Serving type: on-tap
07-27-2014 20:57:53 | More by Zach136
3.84/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Roasty, with fruity specialty malt character. Floral hop flavor, with an almost buttery toffee backbone. The finish is lightly charred and fairly bitter. Citrusy hops accent the buttery sweetness well. It's a bit of an odd combo. Roast overwhelms hops.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 18:20:59 | More by barczar
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 353 ratings.