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Hop Odyssey: Black IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

355 Ratings
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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
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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Kaveman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.1%

08-25-2013 21:54:55 | More by Kaveman
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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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MWolverines66

New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap in Arlington, VA. Pours a nice golden color with minimal carbonation at the head. Smells of pine and grapefruit. There's not much there in terms of the taste. You have the pines and grapefruit, but it's not as clean and there is no hoppy bite on the back end.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2013 20:08:32 | More by MWolverines66
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rangerred

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had on tap in a pint glass.

Arrived with no head and a nearly opaque very dark brown.

Definite citrus aroma along with lots of roasted malt and cocoa. A very nice malt/hop balance and the roastiness was quite nice.

The flavor continued the great balance between malt and hop with toast, caramel, and coffee along with a hefty punch of citrus from the hops. A moderate bitterness lingered through a sticky finish.

Overall, a really good black IPA. There are so many different variations on this style but Green Flash has really nailed it with this one.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2013 00:43:32 | More by rangerred
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djtomain

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

07-20-2013 00:44:43 | More by djtomain
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jjf3792

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

07-19-2013 17:53:21 | More by jjf3792
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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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Kendo

New York

4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the growler into a Sam Smith's nonic-style pint glass. Body is black with ruby/mahogany edges when backlit and a small greyish head.

S: Earthy, roasty malt and citrusy, piney hops.

T: Roasted barley malt is followed by nice bitter pine and pine needles. Lingering pine bitterness.

M: Medium in heft, modest carbonation - slightly slick in feel.

O: Real good stuff; I like an American Black Ale like this, with nice roasty notes and then big time hop bitterness. For perfection, it could use more chocolatey malty notes, but overall this is good stuff.

Serving type: growler

07-04-2013 02:51:50 | More by Kendo
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Fahz

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-03-2013 01:46:16 | More by Fahz
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tubeyes

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-03-2013 01:26:43 | More by tubeyes
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VaporDome

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-02-2013 00:00:31 | More by VaporDome
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BeerShoup

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

06-27-2013 14:42:17 | More by BeerShoup
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chefduff2

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-17-2013 14:06:06 | More by chefduff2
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lsummers

California

4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep black, stout like in color. One finger cappuccino colored head that leaves some great lacing.

The piney, roasted, slightly peppery notes come through fairly balanced in the nose. That same pine hop bite with some peppery herbal notes blend with the roasted grains and slight earthy character. The only detracting quality I can think of might be a slight medicinal note on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated and sharp on the tongue. Has a touch of the hop sticky quality.

Overall this is one of my favorite black ipa's. Roasted grains and a sharp hop bitterness really lends itself nicely.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2013 19:01:43 | More by lsummers
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-14-2013 00:03:42 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Malted Barley. Pours a dark brownish black with over an inch of frothy tan head. Some lacing. Great piney aroma with some roasted malts, floral hop notes, and pine oil. The taste is more of the piney hops along with roasted malts and some dark chocolate. Floral and pine bitterness at the finish. Oily mouthfeel. Bitter chocolate aftertaste along with pine. Roasty flavor throughout. Overall, fantastic Black Ipa That reminds me of their West Coast IPA . Most I have encountered have more of a citrus hop flavor but this is a great piney Black IPA that I'd seek out for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2013 22:37:12 | More by PicoPapa
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-12-2013 19:28:53 | More by JMUbrewz
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-08-2013 01:08:39 | More by Texasfan549
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-04-2013 20:42:53 | More by Number3red
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Ljoreilly

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-31-2013 21:55:55 | More by Ljoreilly
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Noyt

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

05-25-2013 01:45:19 | More by Noyt
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JWP

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

05-24-2013 23:13:36 | More by JWP
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JHendu

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

05-23-2013 01:28:28 | More by JHendu
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thedoubler55

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a complete black body with about a finger of tan head at the top, lots of lacing all over the glass.

S: This brew had a nice piney hint up front from the hops, a slight hint of roastyness but nothing over bearing, a little hint of chocolate.

T: A lot of hops right from the start, a little bit of roast from the malts, very well balanced.

M: Medium bodied, with a good amount of carbonation, a little sticky at the end but not a lot.

O: For a black ipa it tasted more like a regular ipa more than anything, but this was a good brew, Green Flash never dissappoints.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2013 18:28:14 | More by thedoubler55
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nzerbe

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-19-2013 16:40:06 | More by nzerbe
Hop Odyssey: Black IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.