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Hop Odyssey: Black IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

353 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 353
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 7
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
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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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-27-2014 22:48:52 | More by Derek
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Zach136

Georgia

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
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Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

07-27-2014 03:20:17 | More by Chilly_E
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barczar

Kentucky

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
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California

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

07-25-2014 19:33:24 | More by GeoChase90
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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-24-2014 21:06:06 | More by 420Rick
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

07-23-2014 21:43:19 | More by Furley80
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Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-22-2014 20:02:22 | More by atlbravsrno1
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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-21-2014 00:19:56 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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Beerswag

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

07-20-2014 13:55:09 | More by Beerswag
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MattSharpless

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

07-17-2014 17:47:27 | More by MattSharpless
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wcu80

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-17-2014 02:21:29 | More by wcu80
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Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

07-15-2014 22:49:43 | More by fuzzbalz
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jbriggs7

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-14-2014 19:11:28 | More by jbriggs7
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wdf210

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-13-2014 20:04:25 | More by wdf210
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mbw314

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-13-2014 05:16:27 | More by mbw314
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California

3/5  rDev -24.1%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

07-09-2014 00:15:26 | More by Shafaegalo
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California

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

07-08-2014 04:59:49 | More by bregnisier
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abex44

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Flash09

Florida

5/5  rDev +26.6%

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barnzy78

Illinois

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
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California

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-01-2014 23:02:57 | More by cmgage
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Hop Odyssey: Black IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.