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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

201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
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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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;

Photo of gruss004
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spectre1966
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Agnazub
4.49/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Pours a cloudy orange color with a thin head. Aroma is blatantly hoppy. The hops are perfumey and floral. Citrusy, too. Malt is more than noticeable. Flavor is individual. It makes me smack my lips. Hard to truly describe what the hops are specifically donating to my taste buds. Bittersweet overall flavor. Floral hops and plump citrus hops. Another West Coast hop attack from Green Flash. It has a unique flavor from the hops which slightly differentiates itself from many West Coast IPAs. Resinous. Lip-smacking hoppiness. Plenty of bready, caramelly malt. Finishes dry after the sweetness subsides. Medium body and carbonation. Not too shabby.

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

Photo of S_Hersh
3.47/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light nose, nice bitter finish, nice consistency and flavor

Photo of JMUduke
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bone53
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Claddaghs

Appearance: Copper amber color with a finger off white head

Smell: a ton of peppery malt and slight citrus

Taste: Upfront is the same peppery malt character as the nose, but finishes citrus. Sort of has that dank resinous quality

Mouthfeel: This is where this beer shines in my opinion. Medium body, crisp upfront with a bitter dry finish

Overall: This is an above average IPA, but doesnt really strike me fancy. It has too much peppery qualoty to it and not enough bright fruits that i prefer. However, there is a nice citrus finish. This brewery makes some awesomely dry and bitter mouthfeels. I prefer some of GF other IPAs over this

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jopezu
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of clayrock81
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a seethru copper body with one finger head and lace ring down glass. Citric hop aroma with some bitter earthiness/dirt to hops. Hopped up brew that's enjoyable but not much more than some citric hops with possible grapefruit sweetness and a little bit of maltiness. Not much more to elaborate on as this is an OK but not spectacular brew.

Photo of Gtg642
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GClarkage
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jorgerod99
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Poured a copper color with a 3F head in Spiegelgau glass. The head quickly resolved itself.

Aroma: different than other Green Flash IPAs. Possibly the Tomahawk hops. This beer is less citrus, heavy on the pine. Pungent, Earthy pine.

The mouth feel is very carbonated.

Taste: transitions well from the aroma. Earthy pine. Some citrus.

The finish is a sharp and hoppy.

Overall: an excellent IPA. However, I personally prefer more citrus in an IPA. The beer packs a lot of flavor in 7%.

Photo of Rothobinide
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of OKCNittany
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of 420Rick
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Hop Odyssey: Symposium IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.