Hop Odyssey: Black IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by lordofstarside:
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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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.
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