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Hop Odyssey: Black IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

386 Ratings
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Ratings: 386
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 8
Gots: 31 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Ristaccia, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.28/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Quite beautiful coffee-black brew in the Duvel tulip with a creamy off-white head. Rather thin body. Frothy and mouth-filling. Modest hoppy scent. A little bit of sweetness gives this a mellow note to start, but it's short-lived.

Interesting herbal flavor. Bitter with leafy hops, something like arugula. Very bitter aftertaste compromises the pleasure. A lot of scorched malt flavor. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Olive Tree Market in Ocean Beach.

mactrail, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of ArrogantB
3.36/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle $6.99. Looks like a stout, maybe a bit brown at the edges. Aroma is roasted malts and oranges. Flavor is exactly the same with maybe a touch of chocolate in there. Personally I find this style one that us rarely executed well and this is no exception. I would not purchase this again, it would be much better to save a buck and buy a Firestone Walker Wookey Jack.

ArrogantB, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

22Blue, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cola color with a slowly fading, sandstone head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of citrus and pine hops.

Tastes of a big wave of hops with a roasted malt backbone. Hops lead off with notes pine and citrus accompanied by moderate bitterness. Roasted malt comes in and adds depth. Cocoa, molasses, and a touch of coffee come through. Finishes with a lingering bitterness. This definitely leans towards the hops.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a great take on a black IPA and it is worth a try.

ocelot2500, Feb 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

mjl21, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

ChrisMon02, Feb 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

DominoDoug, Feb 10, 2014
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fox227, Feb 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Griffith, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

jenray, Dec 28, 2013
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rrski198, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

ALLISON01, Dec 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

trytoketchup, Dec 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

thinwhiteduke, Nov 28, 2013
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SudsSurfer, Nov 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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BradMacMullin, Oct 17, 2013
Hop Odyssey: Black IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.