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Hop Odyssey: Symposium IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Hop Odyssey: Symposium IPAHop Odyssey: Symposium IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

203 Ratings
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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sweffin on 09-08-2013

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 22oz bomber picked up Jan 2015 at Total Wine Perimeter GA

L - Pale yellow, with 2 fingers of head, clarity, and lace left all over the glass

S - A hopgasm explosion. Mostly bitter hops but some citrus notes come through as well

T - Bitter and grapefruit! Nice malty backbone, and hidden ABV. Tasty as hell

F - Medium bodied and bitter finish.

O - A combination of West Coast, Palate Wrecker, and green bullet. Another great IPA from Green Flash

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i love ipa, always have, always will, but it has lately baffled me that green flash keeps putting out one after the other, and some not all that different from their predecessors. this is great ipa by any standard, but sort of combines the gross overbittered nature of palate wrecker with the hop intensity of a green bullet, and a mouthfeel not way different from west coast ipa, at least on the grain side of things. im all for small tweaks and improvements and experimentation, thats how we evolve and learn as brewers, but this just doesnt seem all that distinct from the rest of the green flash ipa portfolio. it is tasty and insanely bitter, but froths up nicely on the palate with great carbonation and a jovial fruity finish among the bitterness. it lasts forever after the swallow, and is well made beer, as they all are, but i just dont really see its contribution to the whole, as in, i will happily drink it, but it doesnt add much.

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4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

BBD of 05/4/15

Pours an effervescent copper/orange with 2 fingers of eggshell colored head. Great lacing & head retention

S: Minty & catty, with some tobacco, grapefruit

T: Follows the nose, orange & grapefruit rind up front, some pineapple too. Leafy & grassy hops as this warms, faint breadyness, more grapefruit, some dryness & orange peel. Finishes dry, a little piney, with grapefruit rind & a little breadyness

MF: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, skews over carbonated towards the end., nicely balanced

Pretty good, not great, drinks easy enough, hops didn't completely blend that well. Id like that Green Flash is rolling the dice & taking chances, not all come up 7s or 11s...

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Hop Odyssey: Symposium IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.