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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

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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-28-2013 23:23:21 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Yard House in Northridge, CA.

Pours a clear super dark crimson-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, citrus zest, and slight cocoa. Taste is much the same with a citrus zest flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with more of an emphasis on hoppy versus roasty aromas and flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2013 01:10:36 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-09-2013 18:01:24 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

05-01-2013 19:21:01 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Idle Hands, New York, NY

A: The beer is clear very dark red in color (black when viewed from afar). It poured with a thin beige head that consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has a moderate to strong amount of bitterness. Flavors of dark roasted malts are most noticeable with underlying notes of citrus and pine resin hops in the finish
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very interesting as it has a nice mix of citrusy and piney hops combined with hop bitterness. It's definitely a West Coast Black IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2013 00:36:37 | More by metter98
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-13-2013 19:26:25 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-08-2013 01:08:39 | More by Texasfan549
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

08-18-2013 00:07:33 | More by jaydoc
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-11-2014 23:59:16 | More by kylehay2004
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3/5  rDev -24.1%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

05-11-2014 00:12:43 | More by largadeer
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-14-2014 21:55:35 | More by TheManiacalOne
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by 7/21/14

Pours chestnut/mahogany with a thumb of tan head. Insane lacing & head retention

S: Pineyness, roastyness

T: Follows the nose, dryness, leafy hops & orange peel up front. More roastyness & dryness as this warms, plus grapefruit, leafy hops. Finishes slightly astringent, with grapefruit & pineyness

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, skews hoppy

Drinks easy, a nice Black IPA; not the best but one I might revisit

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 04:43:15 | More by russpowell
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-31-2014 12:57:01 | More by Kegatron
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Raw hop character in a black IPA format, the appearance is cola brown with ruby highlights, big tan head forms thick, rocky texture. Aroma has pungent citrus peel and dark roasted malt layers combined into one, goes great with food. But my ideal IPA is citrus fruit grassy and clean the muddled alpha acids with dark roasts just don't work as well as your typical IPA without the dark roasted malts. Flavors have the dark chocolate notes with herbal, herbaceous dank weed, and grapefruit peel bitterness heavy in the backend finishes dry without much finesse. It's just hops and dark bitter roasted malt without much poetry between the two, gimme a porter or an hoppy IPA in place of the hybrid any day. Mouthfeel is resinous with hop oils it even makes your nares burn with the combination. Overall I can't wait to try something more approachable in the Black IPA department, this is good but I know there could be better versions out there.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 04:20:26 | More by WVbeergeek
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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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GClarkage

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-08-2014 21:17:59 | More by GClarkage
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-09-2014 16:26:01 | More by XmnwildX12
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours pitch black and opaque with a one finger beige head that has good retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring.  Streaks of splotchy lacing left behind.

The aroma has a subtle toasted malt presence along with a nice dank, floral hop character.  Smells similar to a regular west coast ipa but with a touch of robust malt.  Very floral, citrus-y and tropical smelling with resinous, grassy pine and dark roast.  Hints of grapefruit, orange peel and pineapple followed by grass, pine sap, oatmeal, toast, dark fruit and lightly roasted coffee bean.

Unfortunately, it's not as complex as the nose suggests.  Lots of dry bitterness but this comes more from slightly acrid and roasted dark malt.  Tropical/citrus notes from the aroma aren't really showing up on the palate.  Sticky and resinous hops with grassy pine needle followed roasted chocolate malt, oatmeal, coffee bean and burnt toast.  

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2013 02:08:51 | More by corby112
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-14-2013 03:17:42 | More by MarkyMOD
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Billolick

New York

4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber bottle, Best before 7/21/14 etched onto the bottle

Pours darn near black, supporting a lasting medium mocha head. Leaving nice ringed and scattered high lacing.

Nose is all about the citrus, oranges and grapefruits, nice

Flavorful, citric, hoppy with dark malts. Fine stuff. Hops keep flowing in wave after wave, continuing citric notes, more and more orange on the palate. Perhaps a bit thin mouth feel wise. But its a minor point, as this is super tasty, and west coast hop forward goodness. Highly enjoyable and a must try.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 05:15:44 | More by Billolick
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-08-2013 16:55:38 | More by InspectorBob
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-13-2013 16:37:49 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

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
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

02-18-2014 12:42:28 | More by ejimhof
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Hop Odyssey: Black IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.