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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

224 Ratings
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.4%
Wants: 1
Gots: 21 | 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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Ratings: 224 | Reviews: 28
Photo of plaid75
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pdonovan16
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fatty_Mccracken
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 5/4/2015. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, herbal, floral, grass, caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and light-moderate dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, herbal, floral, grass, caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Large amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, citrus rind, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of bright citrus/pine hops and light-moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and resinous sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent IPA. All around great complexity and balance of bright citrus/pine hops and light-moderate dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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

Photo of LADaveBN
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2015-03-20
22oz bottle poured into a large mug. Best by date is 05/04/15. 30404B0051801

Pours pretty clear, orange/yellow, with a big nice head that fades slowly in a mattress. Seems to be starting a sheet of lacing along the side. Smell is a little hay, a little wet greens, a little pine.

Taste is sadly reminding me of old hops. Not too far gone. Strong ambiguous bitter finish. Some pine, intense grapefruit rind bitterness.

Mouthfeel is moderately thick, a little filmy. Overall, not bad.

Photo of BrewThru_29
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bomber to snifter. Pours a light orange color with some chill haze. Smells like a dank hop bouquet. Taste is very hop forward. I'm getting a citrusy flavor up front and a predominantly resinous pine aftertaste. Little pepper flavor on the back end. This is really drinkable. My first Green Flash beer and I will definitely be sampling more. Good IPA!

Photo of jbeervt
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hop_God
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Woody, herbal nose with light mint, bread and biscuit. Pours gold with a slight haze under a big, stiff soapsuds style persistent off-white foam cap. Turns bright as it warms. It is creamy, juicy and fruity on the front of the palate becoming bitter and dry on the finish. Medium to medium full body, rich creamy texture created by fine soft carbonation. A big, bold beer that is surprisingly easy to drink.

Photo of reyna311
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SebastianOwl
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rallyr32
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 30helens
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of morrowd3
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mhbarber
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of VeganUndead
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HamdenHector
3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy; burnt orange colored; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thin collar; very nice lacing;

S: tropical fruit and earthy with mint and black pepper behind that;

T: tropical fruit, earthy, and malt sweetness up front; finish is long lasting and dry with a little grapefruit;

M: medium bodied; moderate to high carbonation; alcohol is lightly warming;

O: interesting, but not a personal favorite;

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Hop Odyssey: Symposium IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.