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Hop Odyssey: Black IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

372 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 8
Gots: 28 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

bigbeers84, Sep 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

zbooks, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

tally, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

AlaskanYoung, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Roudy, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

crnhusker, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

sirhc3034, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +1.3%

The Black IPA from Green Flash is a good easy drinking Black IPA. The beer poured a nearly opaque with thick white head that left a very nice lace. The scent and taste carry a roast and pine flare. The mouthfeel was medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a good Black IPA.

WoodBrew, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Dogleg, Aug 27, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +8.4%

Cdmomo79, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

malfunxion, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

batt6343, Aug 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

VinsanityDiesel, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

ShriverMO, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

brentk56, Aug 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

tylersmithccim, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

ralphw56, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Ken_P, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of Mantooth
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Mantooth, Jul 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Derek, Jul 27, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Zach136, Jul 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Chilly_E, Jul 27, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

barczar, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

GeoChase90, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

420Rick, Jul 24, 2014
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Hop Odyssey: Black IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.