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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

338 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 6
Gots: 21 | 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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mhaugo

California

2/5  rDev -49.4%

05-18-2014 05:57:08 | More by mhaugo
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M11sanman

New York

2/5  rDev -49.4%

03-23-2014 20:31:56 | More by M11sanman
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Wesleyfroda11211

New York

2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

04-08-2014 13:14:01 | More by Wesleyfroda11211
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Jameswoody

Montana

2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

02-09-2014 05:59:44 | More by Jameswoody
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neckbeered

Montana

3/5  rDev -24.1%

05-12-2014 15:58:51 | More by neckbeered
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BRClemons

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -24.1%

02-09-2014 00:19:30 | More by BRClemons
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Kaveman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.1%

08-25-2013 21:54:55 | More by Kaveman
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trytoketchup

Arizona

3/5  rDev -24.1%

12-07-2013 00:12:07 | More by trytoketchup
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -24.1%

12-28-2013 03:40:15 | More by jenray
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3/5  rDev -24.1%

07-09-2014 01:05:45 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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rawfish

California

3.09/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours cola brown to make up a very dark body, small off white cap of foam. Retention is just okay with a solid sheet of lacing.

Malty, chocolate and toasted bread with a huge profile of fruitiness from Green Flash house yeast. Malt masks alot of the hops leaving some faint citrus and pine to battle with the pungent fruit esters and malt.

Bready malt, some toffee and cocoa but overall very charred and buttery. The hops are a tickling pine with pronounced bitterness, very little complexity of depth. Alcohol is present but complementary to the bitterness.

Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Slick and thin over the palate which makes it fairly drinkable. The higher soapy bitterness gives it a pleasant drying.

Not a great black IPA, low hop presence and overly charred malt. Decent enough. The fruity esters from the yeast are also bothersome. I prefer a bold citrus hop profile to stand out from the dark malt, here is just blends and falls flat. See FW Wookey Jack, Deschutes Hop in the Dark and Knee Deep Midnight Hoppiness for better representations.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 02:35:39 | More by rawfish
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

3.13/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a near black with a foamy khaki head of 2 fingers. Lighter accents around the edges.

S- Straight up pine on this one. Some roasted notes come in late

T- Good amount of piney hops again. Not overly complex. Slightly bitter.

M- Dry, mid body, clean finish. Soft on the pallet.

O- nothing special here. Flavor was a bit muddled and refrained.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2014 02:26:18 | More by Bosoxfan20
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dertyd

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

04-27-2014 05:42:54 | More by dertyd
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MWolverines66

New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap in Arlington, VA. Pours a nice golden color with minimal carbonation at the head. Smells of pine and grapefruit. There's not much there in terms of the taste. You have the pines and grapefruit, but it's not as clean and there is no hoppy bite on the back end.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2013 20:08:32 | More by MWolverines66
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Beestin

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

04-20-2014 20:17:07 | More by Beestin
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random846

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

03-16-2014 21:00:23 | More by random846
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CSeavey64

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

03-04-2014 01:08:05 | More by CSeavey64
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

06-25-2014 00:31:10 | More by leftoverburrito
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mactrail

Washington

3.28/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Quite beautiful coffee-black brew in the Duvel tulip with a creamy off-white head. Rather thin body. Frothy and mouth-filling. Modest hoppy scent. A little bit of sweetness gives this a mellow note to start, but it's short-lived.

Interesting herbal flavor. Bitter with leafy hops, something like arugula. Very bitter aftertaste compromises the pleasure. A lot of scorched malt flavor. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Olive Tree Market in Ocean Beach.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 06:20:47 | More by mactrail
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.36/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle $6.99. Looks like a stout, maybe a bit brown at the edges. Aroma is roasted malts and oranges. Flavor is exactly the same with maybe a touch of chocolate in there. Personally I find this style one that us rarely executed well and this is no exception. I would not purchase this again, it would be much better to save a buck and buy a Firestone Walker Wookey Jack.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 02:02:33 | More by ArrogantB
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hardy008

Minnesota

3.36/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours black with a one finger tan head, with good retention and lacing. The aroma has grapefruit, pine, and some roasted malt.

The taste is more subdued than the aroma with grapefruit, citrus zest, roasted malt, pine, and some earthiness. More bitter than sweet, but has pretty good balance. I wish this beer had a more bold taste. the bottle is not old, it states Best by 07/21/14, so it is not old.

Light to medium bodied with modest carbonation for the style. Not much aftertaste. A decent beer, but not as good as the best in the class.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 04:28:02 | More by hardy008
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vmdominguez

Texas

3.41/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours black but not pitch black with thin, light tan head.

S - Overwhelmingly hoppy. This is not a negative, but I was expecting roasty or malty notes to add complexity.

T - Intense hops upfront. Again, not as roasty as I expect from a black IPA. Clean finish with pleasant bitterness.

M - Medium body and carbonation.

O - A solid beer, but the only thing that makes this a "black IPA" is the color (and slightly fuller mouthfeel). In other words, if I was blindfolded, I would think it was a full-bodied "standard" IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2013 21:17:18 | More by vmdominguez
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

04-06-2013 07:20:23 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Snow81

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

03-16-2014 21:41:50 | More by Snow81
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DOCRW

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

05-05-2014 18:48:20 | More by DOCRW
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Hop Odyssey: Black IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.