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Hop Odyssey: Black IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Hop Odyssey: Black IPAHop Odyssey: Black IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

362 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 8
Gots: 26 | 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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malfunxion

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-21-2014 15:18:22 | More by malfunxion
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batt6343

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-10-2014 01:44:21 | More by batt6343
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VinsanityDiesel

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-08-2014 22:41:34 | More by VinsanityDiesel
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ShriverMO

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-06-2014 16:18:51 | More by ShriverMO
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brentk56

North Carolina

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
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tylersmithccim


4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

08-05-2014 22:40:29 | More by tylersmithccim
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ralphw56

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

07-31-2014 19:12:08 | More by ralphw56
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Ken_P

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-30-2014 01:58:41 | More by Ken_P
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Mantooth

North Carolina

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
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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

Georgia

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
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Chilly_E

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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

Kentucky

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
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GeoChase90

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-25-2014 19:33:24 | More by GeoChase90
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420Rick

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-24-2014 21:06:06 | More by 420Rick
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-23-2014 21:43:19 | More by Furley80
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-13-2014 05:16:27 | More by mbw314
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Hop Odyssey: Black IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.