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Hop Odyssey: Black IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

388 Ratings
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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 9
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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Photo of pkalix
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

pours black, minimal head on a medium pour. looks like iced coffee pouring out. aromas of hops very light, with some smoke(?) in the background. taste is very bitter, much more pronounced than the smell, with a gritty hop bitterness that is very piney and resin-y. maybe a little coffee in the flavor also? for the 7.2% abv, this is extremely bitter. not a great brew, but drinkable once to try. I wouldn't purchase this one again. I suppose some like this this, but i'm not a fan.... definitely would prefer a Wookey Jack over this.

Photo of DrFunkenstein
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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.

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.

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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.

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Hop Odyssey: Black IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.