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Hop Odyssey: Black IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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very good

382 Ratings
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Ratings: 382
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 9
Gots: 30 | 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 +7.9%

Great-Pyrebeers, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of alphagnome
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Truth in advertisement here... Pitch black body allows absolutely no light through its' walls. Beautiful, thick beige head with great retention and plenty of lacing.

Nice, roasted malts and coffee and pine hops. Notes of pistachios and pepper can also be found. I wish it were a bit more potent however.

Right away, plenty of roasted character encapsulates a potent, bitter bite. Gobs of pine, little bit of coffee. Nutty aftertaste. No booziness. Enjoyable.

Could be smoother, if I'm honest, but it doesn't ruin the experience. Fairly thick body and lightly carbonation. Clean finish but a bit dry.

Very enjoyable beer here. Easy to drink considering its bite. Worth consideration!

alphagnome, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of elNopalero
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This pours a luscious black cola with creamy foaming. There’s a great aroma with notes of pine and grapefruit pith, followed by an underlying roasty taste topped with a sticky sweet piney orange grapefruit. It’s dank and delicious with a finish that lasts for days.
I would love to see this enter the lineup.

elNopalero, Mar 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Beerme5, Mar 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Erik-P, Mar 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

BrewtalAlement, Mar 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

pieface22, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Danobold, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

blivingston1985, Mar 23, 2014
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2/5  rDev -49.2%

M11sanman, Mar 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

mattknueven, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Omnium
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Pours a nice black/brown with two fingers of tan head, thick lacing.
S - Lovely inviting aroma, coffee notes, roasted malts and chocolate, a little bit of a roasted nuttiness then some nice fruit notes, grapefruit, white grape, lemon zest
T - Drinks more like a regular IPA, lots of grapefruit, pine, and white grape juice with some bitter coffee roasts in the back.
M - Palate is left with a substantial bitter bite and slight dryness
O - Very good Black IPA, the aroma is great, but the flavor dips down to more of just straight hop flavor, which is disappointing.

Omnium, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of russpowell
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
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

russpowell, Mar 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

InfernoBoss, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

tmcelvain, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

MAJ85, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of thecheapies
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surely black. Nice head mounting this beer. Crusty dry lace. Inch plus of tan foam.

Earthy citrus and pine. A little more going on than your usual grapefruit, spruce, and cocoa. Almost milder and more balanced than that. Rather earthy with coffee-like roast. Some herbal aromatics involved. The pine is a big-time contributor, but it has great restraint and character. Juicier than just pithy hops. Very nice.

Taste follows with more of that rounded hoppiness. Malts are all char and bitter coffee and not a lot of much else. Just enough to make it black, this is all about the hops. Moderate bitterness that cleans up in the finish. Alcohol isn't a problem, either. A little dextrinous. Has that good Green Flash grapefruit and pine combo with lots of C-hops. Great balance.

Feels scruffy, likable, bitter. Carbonated excitingly. Body is supple beneath all of these bubbles.

Two thumbs up. A black IPA that I can enjoy again.

thecheapies, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Tschnab, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

MPSTARR, Mar 21, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black color with off white head and lacing. Good looking brew. Aroma is roasted and hoppy, almost minty.

In the taste, roasted malt with a bit of smoke to it and herbal, piney hops with mint and citrus. Interesting flavor. Medium bodied with a dry hop bite. Herbal, soothing, with some alpha acids working the orange zest impression.

Overall, a tasty black ipa with some unique flavor.

Stinkypuss, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Rod_J, Mar 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

sneaks2210, Mar 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

FightinIrish88, Mar 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

ambruns1979, Mar 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

ralerwen, Mar 18, 2014
Hop Odyssey: Black IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.