Soul Style IPA
Green Flash Brewing Co.

Soul Style IPASoul Style IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,845
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
88
Ranked #10,930
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 9.67%
Reviews:
225
Ratings:
1,376
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Green Flash Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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SCORE
88
Very Good
Soul Style IPASoul Style IPA
Notes: Different batches yield different ABV

Our brewers rip—creating huge and complex double and triple IPAs at the pinnacle of craft beer enlightenment. Soul Style is their effortless and pure manifestation of the Single IPA. Citra, Simcoe and Cascade hops are layered, allowing bright tropical waves of flavorful citrus and floral notes to break gently on the palate. Get stoked on a laid back single and ride a wave to soothe your soul.
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Hack from Colorado

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

Aug 26, 2015
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gothkitty322 from California

4.39/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A –– An attractive, clear, saturated orange with a frothy, lacy, white head

S –– A bright, strong, clear aroma of citrus and pine, tons of mango and pineapple! Smells great!

T –– Like it smells; with tons of fruit and a wind over grass freshness, just the right amount of pine bitterness on the finish and aftertaste; super drinkable and yummy

M –– Feels great in the mouth, perfect medium body and carbonation for this style, sharp on the tongue with only the mildest oily hop finish, leaves you wanting more

O –– I’ve had this a few times before, and as a $10/6.5% 6-pack it does not disappoint! Very glad Green Flash made this sessionable beer a regular all year part of their line; just a bright, highly drinkable, tropical IPA.

Jun 07, 2015
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cambabeer from New York

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

Green Flash rarely misses the mark, in my opinion, and this is no exception. This is what I look for in a good IPA. It's refreshing, but still very tasteful. A lot of citrus and grass notes in the nose, with a super balanced and crisp taste. The malt is slightly sweet caramel and there some fruity apple and citrus notes in there as well. The hops aren't in your face at first, but wrap up the beer really nicely toward the finish to leave the palate just dry enough for the next sip. Had this on draft and would get again.

Sep 03, 2015
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Safa1 from California

4.79/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I will be buying this again as a regular go to. Great low alcohol beer at 6.5%.

Feb 09, 2015
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TheyCallmeSam from Missouri

4.52/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Something about this beer just made me happy... delicious.

Feb 09, 2015
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weareallfalafel from Virginia

4.37/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on draft at a place in the suburbs of Richmond, VA. They poured into a chilled pint glass, which I detest, but it'll do. Pours a clear golden color with a slight orange tint. Head dissipated fairly quickly and left some lacing, but not much, but this is the fault of the glass I believe, because in the past it's had better head retention. Smell is bright and fruity, mostly of zesty citrus/grapefruit. Love it. Taste is even better, and the best part of this beer, really. Strong citrus peel flavor, again with the grapefruit, so I'm guessing they used cascade hops. Some slight grassy and piney flavor, and the bitterness is balanced, even toned back ever so slightly, but lingers well on the tongue. Top notch taste for a single IPA. Again, really digging this. The feel is light to medium in body with just enough carbonation to keep things bright. Overall, I'm really loving this, and would recommend anytime to any hop head that wants something not so heavy as the double IPAs that have made Greenflash deservedly well-known. Very solid single, and I'm digging the hell out of it.

Aug 19, 2016
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HorseheadsHophead from New York

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy golden orange with a small white head. Splotches of lacing.

S: Orange peel, white grapefruit flesh, lemon zest, pine needles, biscuit malt.

T: An abundance of citrus. The essence of orange and grapefruit, like the peel, pith, oils, and flesh all shredded and blended together, bitter and sweet simultaneously with a bright zestiness of pure citrus that never lets up. There's a touch of pine in the background that amplifies it. The malt backbone is biscuity, lightly bready and toasty, but mostly neutral. Finishes with a classic crispness with a touch of lingering citrus bitterness that tastes like actual orange peel, but not immensely bitter. Well rounded and very crisp.

F: Medium-bodied, smooth and well-rounded, moderate carbonation. Lightly sweet at first, but then crisp and lightly dry by the finish.

O: A really good West Coast style IPA. Beautifully citrusy and piney, yet crisp and refreshing.

Aug 19, 2017
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jwc215 from Arizona

4.48/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Best by 11 Feb 16:

Pours a hazed, beautiful golden with a large fluffy head. Web-like lacing sticks down the glass.

The smell is of huge tropical and citrus fruits - oranges, mango, grapefruit, lemon.

The taste is of citrus fruits - grapefruit, mango, orange, lemon and tropical. A solid malt backbone keeps the bitterness juicy bitter rather than raw bitter. It has a fruity/floral (slightly banana-ish?) finish. Very smooth. (Not quite chewy - more juicy).

A wonderful juicy/fruity hoppy IPA! I can drink plenty of this and be very happy!

Oct 10, 2015
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metter98 from New York

4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear amber yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high off white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of tropical fruits—mangos seem to stand out in particular—are present in the nose along with notes of grapefruit citrus and hints of pine.
T: The taste has flavors of grapefruit and melons along with a moderate to strong amount of bitterness. The finish is filled with bitter grapefruit and hints of pine.
M: It feels medium-bodied and quite crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has interesting aromas and flavors of tropical fruits and citrus and also delivers a nice bite in the mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

Jul 31, 2015
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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy orange golden, quarter inch of fine white head retains well as a film.

Smells of honey, bready malts, and citrusy fresh hops.

Tastes of honey malt and grapefruit citrus hops. Bit of bready malt undertone and some slight pine in the finish.

Medium body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Solid flavorful IPA, lots to like. Goes down pretty easy. Works well in warm weather and doesn't feel as strong as it is. Definitely worth trying.

Aug 24, 2015
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Beejay from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: A light yellow color, clear with a luxurious white head.

S: Citrus and tropical fruits.

T: Hops come right out, cirtus and tropical flavors, with a decent amount of bitter cling.

M: Medium light, semi-dry with fairly lively carbonation.

O: Overall not a bad beer, but I feel like Green Flash is really good at making 432 varieties of the same beer... While it is certainly tasty, it's a little one note for me.

Oct 04, 2015
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Kevin79 from Wisconsin

3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Oct 05, 2015
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DenverHopHead from Colorado

4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap; poured into a pint glass.
Appearance - hazy orange, thin white head, nice lacing!
Smell - tropical; mango and papaya, perhaps? Really enjoy the nose on this one!
Taste - follows the nose, excellent tropical notes and bitterness!
Feel - hop forward for sure, but very balanced with a bit of Hawaiian bread!
Overall - a bit underrated, I could certainly have another!

Jun 26, 2015
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supermanny from Virginia

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

Jul 04, 2015
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redsoxjim from Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 23, 2017
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Rbodacious from Virginia

4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lightweight IPA from a Heavyweight brewery.
Well done.

Feb 18, 2015
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Dave1999 from North Carolina

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

Jul 28, 2016
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Jtrigonis from California

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

Dec 27, 2014
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slipperysoup from Illinois

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

Sep 14, 2016
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jcMPLS from Minnesota

4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 20, 2016
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brauseboof from South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Nov 18, 2014
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Mantooth from North Carolina

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

Jun 14, 2015
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DCHritz from Pennsylvania

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

Mar 07, 2015
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Jeff_whitman from Pennsylvania

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

May 15, 2015
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eppie82 from Illinois

3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

May 07, 2015
Soul Style IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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