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Hop Odyssey: Black IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

Hop Odyssey: Black IPAHop Odyssey: Black IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

255 Ratings
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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.62%


Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 03-14-2013)
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Reviews by lordofstarside:
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lordofstarside

Nevada

4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz to a snifter, had this on tap last year, finally reviewing it. Enjoy by 7/21

Pours black with two fingers of eggshell white foam. No transparency when held to the window, thick and black all the way through. Mild carbonation from the sides, good lacing and retention. Not much else you could ask for

Could smell the hops as soon as I cracked the cap. Upfront hop bomb, very floral hops with notes of pine and citrus. Strong chocolate malts with notes of vanilla and a hint of coffee, all tied together with a splash of alcohol. One of the best smelling bipas I've had to date

Taste falls a bit short of the aroma but still delivers. Hops translate well, up front very floral, shifting to some earthy pine and finishing with some citrus. Strong chocolate malts, a bit of coffee and none of that glorious vanilla from the nose. Finishes with a bit of booze

Feel is thick and creamy, medium bitterness with a dry finish. Alcohol concealed well, easy to drink

Overall one of the more solid cda's I've had. Glad to finally do a proper review finally, glad to see this gem in a bottle

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 19:26:32 | More by lordofstarside
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Hop Odyssey: Black IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.