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Hop Odyssey: Black IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

349 Ratings
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Ratings: 349
Reviews: 63
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-16-2014 05:25:17 | More by Giantspace
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-15-2014 12:28:43 | More by vermilcj
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-15-2014 04:39:35 | More by JohnnyP3
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-15-2014 01:56:12 | More by Srecko
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best Before 7/2/14
22oz, In My Experience snifter

A: Pours a very deep brown color. Some reddish hues around the edges. Nice full finger of light tan head. Some sticky lacing is left on the glass.

S: Nice earthy pine hop aroma on the nose. Getting some of that common roast, from the darker malts. Toasted grain. Chocolate. Some black licorice.

T: Good amount of hop bitterness up front, and throughout the sip. As it warms, some of that roast and chocolate come into play more. Finish has lingering pine. Bitterness. Nicely done BIPA.

M: Medium bodied. Thinner than expected from the appearance.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 03:43:03 | More by inlimbo77
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - 4.0 - dark brown black color with a big frothy off white had that leaves nice lacing.
S - 4.0 - Pine and citrus, with roasty malts in the background.
T - 4.25 - Nice. This has a nice pine and citrus bite to it, but this is well balanced with the roasty dark malts. This is probably less citrusy/hoppy than Wookey Jack or Stone Sublimely Self Righteous, but because of this it's very unique in it's flavor. I'd recommend it to someone who wants a black IPA, but one where you can still obviously taste roasted malts.
M - 4.25 - Medium. Not super heavy for a black IPA. Aftertaste is bitter citrus and roasted coffee. Alcohol is very well covered.
O - 4.25 - This is a great black IPA, and at 6 dollars a bomber it's a good deal. I wouldn't be suprised if it has magnum and simcoe in it, it tastes very similar to a black IPA I homebrewed a while ago.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 02:19:23 | More by ISmith87
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-11-2014 02:14:17 | More by RangnaR
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renaveg

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-10-2014 01:59:20 | More by renaveg
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lochef81

Michigan

4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

As a fan of black ipas and Green Flash, I was quite excited to see this on my store's shelves. It pours a deep black with a generous off-white head that gives way to a nice film but little lacing. The nose is a beautiful balance of citrus and pine hops and roasty coffee and caramel malt aromas. It sips quite light and very clean and crisp. I actually had hoped this would have a little more body to it. The flavor, while delicious, is not as good as the aroma. The hits with a very west coast hop bite, lots of citrus and pine. Then comes on with the roasted malts. The finish and aftertaste is coffee and bitter chocolate. There is a nice balance but I almost feel it could use just a touch more sweetness. It is definitely one if the hoppier black ipas that I have tried. Not my favorite black ipa or Green Flash offering but damn good.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 23:03:36 | More by lochef81
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Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-09-2014 20:23:43 | More by prock180
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Panama

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-09-2014 18:40:12 | More by dmorgan310
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

03-09-2014 01:37:12 | More by Rhf9120
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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-08-2014 21:04:52 | More by Trish
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-08-2014 19:19:35 | More by kvgomps
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superspak

Michigan

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

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/21/2014. Pours crystal clear nearly opaque dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings aruound the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, orange zest, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and roasted malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big tangerine, pineapple, mango, orange zest, grapefruit, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, orange zest, cocoa, toast, light roast, floral, grass, light pine, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of citrus/tropical hop flavors with light-moderate roasted malt balance; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice black IPA. All around good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and light-moderate roasted malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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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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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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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Illinois

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Hop Odyssey: Black IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 349 ratings.