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St. Florian's Flashover IPA - St. Florian's Brewery

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St. Florian's Flashover IPA
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
St. Florian's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: olfolxholme on 04-27-2013)
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St. Florian's Flashover IPA

22oz Bottle with my FW Snifter glass
Noted on 06/19/2014

A: Dark caramel amber colo0r with some considerable hop haze. Thick finger width of ecru cream holds thick and soapy up top. Nice cascade of sticky lace coating the glass all the way down. Looks pleasant and inviting.

S: Bready malt nose filled with gobs of warm toasty malts. Grassy hops with pine and citrus coming together underneath. A touch of stingy booze emits as the other aromas fade. Some florals there but definitely not shy on the malts.

T: Tastes brings forth a robust maltiness with lots of warm bready biscuit flavors and some dark caramel sweetness to it. Citrus and pine hops mingle with a bit of herbal spice. Still manages a very light and frothy experience with a modest bitterness and a good drying finish. Its malt forward yet delicately balanced in that way. Alcohol is better disguised here. Not bad but nothing to spectacular here.

M: Moderate to lighter feel on account of the frothy carbonation. Medium levels of bitterness midway leading up to a nice drying finish. Slightly resinous but mostly clean on the palate.

D: Not your typical West Coast as this one sets out to be more of a PNW style IPA if you will. Forward with lots of toasty malt and biscuit complimented by some common American hops. Not typically my preference but what is nice here is the balance and drinkability. Cool to try this up and comer but probably not something I would go out seeking again.

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The St. Florian's Flashover IPA is a reasonable IPA with a lot of hop dominance. The beer is bitter and strong. I drank the beer out of a 22 bottle because it was convenient.

Aroma is very appealing for an IPA fan. The smell is of fresh hops and a little malty backdrop. The beer smells a little better than it tastes with a lot of good strong hoppy scent.

The beer tastes very hop bitter. Not much happening other than a front end of bitter hop and an aftertaste of bitter hops. No real complaint, I like bitter hop-laden beers, but I long for some depth of flavor in this beer.

A nice beer for sitting on your porch and getting drunk. I wouldn't bring it to a party.

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Picked this up at whole foods Coddingtown in Santa Rosa.

A-Pours a crystal clear golden straw with a big frothy off white head. Nice lacing.

S-Kinda bland on the nose. Malt some earthy hops. Certainly not what I expected from a West Coast golden IPA.

T-Malty with a lot of bitterness. Bitterness lingers quite a bit and is not balanced by other flavors. rather one note.

M-Medium bodied, good carbonation.

O-Always fun to try a new local brewery when traveling. A bit disappointed though. So many good IPAs to use as a model out here.

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22 oz bottle into Sierra Nevada IPA glass

A - Pillowy fluffs of light khaki foam pile atop this light amber colored beer. Major head retention, lots of lace patches left on the glass. Beer is nice and clear, very good looking. The foam reminds me of Duvel.

S - Aroma is mild. Sweet notes of caramel with some citrusy hop aroma.

T - Wonderful caramel malt backbone, with a nice hop bitterness. Hops are "green" with citrus and resin. Could be hoppier, but still appropriate for style.

M - Pretty smooth. A nice lingering hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Light and refreshing.

O - I have never heard of this brewery before. Looks like they just opened this year (in January 2013) and I thought I'd give it a shot. It's a very nice IPA. I tend to prefer them more hoppy, leaning towards the DIPA scale, but this beer does a great job at being what it is. The foam reminded me of Duvel, the flavor reminded me of Fuller's ESB - but definitely with more hop presence. This beer is definitely worth trying and I really look forward to more good things from this new brewery.



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04-27-2013 02:34:58 | More by olfolxholme
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2.31/5  rDev -31.5%

This was one of the many beers poured at the December Albany Taproom bottle share. I brought this to cover a friend. Poured out of a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Amber reddish in color, with a very small half finger of head that fizzles out almost completely by the time I started taking sips. Contains some small bubbles rising upwards, as well as some noticeable sediment, but it looks more like an English bitter or something, compared to anything else. Definitely not your typical looking IPA coming out of Sonoma County, anyways!

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Nothing to really write home about, and definitely a simple yet relatively unexciting amber IPA. Everything feels pretty dull and astringent, and far too grainy. This reminds me of a failed home brew I made myself back in the early days when I had started. Hopefully these guys will take any advice to heart on how to improve it.

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St. Florian's Flashover IPA from St. Florian's Brewery
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