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

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St. Florian's Flashover IPASt. Florian's Flashover IPA

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BA SCORE
80
good

38 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: olfolxholme on 04-27-2013)
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3.78/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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St. Florian's Flashover IPA

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

A: Dark caramel amber color 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 too spectacular either.

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 my usual 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 for again.

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Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with earth and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop and earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but the smell is slightly better to me.

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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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St. Florian's Flashover IPA from St. Florian's Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.