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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

348 Ratings
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Ratings: 348
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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sammyg832

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-27-2014 16:05:27 | More by sammyg832
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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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dimitrov

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

06-23-2014 03:29:44 | More by dimitrov
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DrankIT

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-19-2014 00:53:19 | More by DrankIT
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truesolution

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-16-2014 00:10:12 | More by truesolution
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arizcards

Arizona

4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bomber from BevMo at the end of March for $5.99. Best by 7/21/14.

Beer poured dark brown with a nice off white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is fresh citrus hops and hints of roasted malts.

Taste has hints of the sweet caramel malts along with roasted black malts. Citrus and pine come on full force and leave a nice lingering hop bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is pretty creamy for the style which i do not mind.

Overall this is one tasty brew; definitely give it a shot if you come across it!

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 23:49:52 | More by arizcards
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

06-13-2014 20:11:11 | More by Damian74Shensky
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BTodd

Illinois

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

Poured into pint glass from bomber

A-Nice and dark with a deep amber/mahogany tint. Thick head with nice, fine lacing at first dissipating partially over a few minutes.

S-Citrus, grassy with some of the darker notes as well, maybe some of the roastiness coming through here.

T-Fits the smell. Nice roastiness followed by some lingering citrus and bitterness. Really enjoyable.

M-A good weight to it without being too heavy/syrupy. Coats nicely.

O-Not as complex on the nose as some, but very enjoyable example of black IPA that isn't too far on either end of the malt/hop spectrum. Would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2014 23:03:50 | More by BTodd
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richj1970

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Chesnut brown almost black with a fluffy tan head and heavy lacing.

S: Roasted malts and piney hops.

T: Toasted bread. Pine cones. Grapefruit, and a touch of coffee.

M: Medium body and average carbonation with a crisp dry finish.

O: Easy drinking basic black IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2014 01:58:12 | More by richj1970
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souterrain

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-10-2014 23:00:12 | More by souterrain
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz narrow bottle, stamped "Best by 7/21/14"

pours a very dark brown, not quite black. nice off white head that hangs around. nice hoppy aroma with mix of pine, citrus, earthy hops. just a touch of roasty malt, dry aftertaste with flavorful hop notes. thinner body, low to medium carbonation.

overall a solid black ipa.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 03:15:27 | More by jmdrpi
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Wattie

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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jzlyo

Iowa

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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rowbow

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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neckbracesub

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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HopAttack3

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-28-2014 14:06:29 | More by HopAttack3
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stephens101

Oklahoma

3.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A thick tan head atop a dark brown and cherry red brew. Has an aroma of subtle, earthy hops that are superseded by a wallop of roasted malts. Tastes of spent grain, blackcurrant, caramel and oily hops. Medium bodied, well-balanced and smooth, but falls slightly short in the flavor category.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 00:16:44 | More by stephens101
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sudsy2drunk

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

05-27-2014 05:51:11 | More by sudsy2drunk
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-26-2014 02:52:55 | More by bump8628
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vande

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Niceroad77

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Redstar137

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-23-2014 00:17:10 | More by Redstar137
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Nugganooch

California

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

22oz bottle into my FW Snifter glass
Notes from 05/11/14

A: Pours thin and dark coffee in appearance which darkens to a motor oil black once collected in the glass. Massive dark khaki billow with extreme hang time here. I have to give it to the great head one achieves from a Green Flash beer. A few broken lines of crusty stick are left behind in the shape of some rolling hills.

S: Sticky pine needles by the bundle with a pinch of dank herbal weediness on it. Not particularly citrusy but the nose is still plenty hoppy. I also get a fair amount of toasted biscuit, scorched caramels, and a waft of charcoal. Smells fairly nice and definitely more on the earthy pine side with some hints of dark roast.

T: Toasted biscuit is prominent. Has lots of black biscuit notes followed by sappy resinous pine hops and dank herbs. There is some dark caramel sweetness going on and flashes of citrus zest but the finish brings in a char roast with whisps of coffee and chocolate malts. Even some faint licorice root character there. The beer has a moderate to upper level of bitterness but it is not acridly raw on the palate in combination with the roast which I like. Alcohol is really well hidden throughout. Some good flavors but not very innovative to the style.

M: Moderate body and even a step on the lighter side. Perfect level of carb to bring in some spritzy feel. Resinous amount of hops with a nice bittering sensation. Dry at the finish with clean balance overall.

D: Probably the least of my favorite in the Odyssey lineup. A well made brew no doubt but I guess I just expect better from Green Flash. This comes off a little uninpsired and a bit thrown together to me. Any notes of bright citrusy hops here are washed out by the darker roast. There are much better offerings of the style available. I just wish they would have made a black West Coast IPA. Seems like a no brainer to me.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2014 18:42:35 | More by Nugganooch
Hop Odyssey: Black IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.