Hop Odyssey: Black IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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3.8/5 rDev -3.6%
Appearance: Pours like a stout, with a great bubble show, though the liquid winds up being more of a root beer brown color; impressive head, nice retention and plenty of lacing
Smell: Burnt toast and ashy, with the hops bringing piney tones
Taste: The piney tones leap to the forefront, but the burnt toast and ashy flavor builds through the middle; the hops recover their prominence, after the swallow, though the malt elements linger in the aftertaste
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: I am drinking this beer about 10 days after the best by date so the hop flavors are not likely what the brewer intended; still, I find the malts here just a bit too charred and, when compared to the Lagunitas NightTime I had just a few days ago, this beer comes up short
08-05-2014 23:47:09 | More by brentk56
3.93/5 rDev -0.3%
Draft pour at Revolution Ale House, Charlotte NC.
This has proven to be one of my least favorite styles, but this brew is better than most. Appearance is great, black beer with thick off-white creamy head and lacing. The nose is straight up hops, but the taste does have some malt supporting the hops. Oily mouthfeel. Very good beer.
07-29-2014 19:11:48 | More by Mantooth
4.13/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
07-27-2014 20:57:53 | More by Zach136
3.84/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
07-26-2014 18:20:59 | More by barczar
Hop Odyssey: Black IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.