Soul Style IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Soul Style IPASoul Style IPA
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3.92/5
Very Good
1,354 Ratings
Soul Style IPASoul Style IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
greenflashbrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by jhartley on 08-19-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,598
Reviews:
220
Ratings:
1,354
pDev:
9.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,354 |  Reviews: 220
Photo of GEW68
1/5  rDev -74.5%

Photo of JPNesker
1.77/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Arrrrrgggghhhh. Hop bomb. Palate destroyer.

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Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -49%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of ejimhof
2/5  rDev -49%

Photo of kscaldef
2/5  rDev -49%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Smells and tastes like iced tea. "Best by 9 Aug 2015", how far out do they date this?

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Photo of eldoctorador
2/5  rDev -49%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of funjack5150
2.05/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Not a very good beer at all!!! I'm just really disappointed at Green Flash for making this crap beer!!!

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Photo of bilbobrewer
2.08/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Picked up a single 12 oz bottle.
I'd normally adhere to the Brewed On / Best By dates, except they don't bother to reveal that --- despite having a spot for this information printed right on the paper label....!? C'mon, smarten up Green Flash!

Well, this is quite a disappointment. Despite having an intriguing hop assembage (Simcoe, Citra and Cascade), and advertised as " Bright & Tropical", I would not be able to discern this beer from a Labatts 50 in a blind taste test. Lack of head, an "industrially" clean appearance,. and only a hint of having higher ABV than the mass 5% swill leaves me thinking I just got robbed of $2.49.
I poured this out. Avoid. .

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Photo of adhokk7
2.11/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Really, the smell is terrible. The taste is better than the smell, but not by much. Kind of smells like wet dog.

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Photo of Flyjetz
2.33/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of m86
2.54/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Drank this one straight out of the bottle so aroma and appearance should have not really been a factor for me. Overall, the taste was not something i would remember and it had a lingering dry finish.

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Photo of ABhatia
2.6/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of duvel1979
2.71/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mooredmb2011
2.74/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GuitarIPA
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of chippo33
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of Bryan12345
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Tilley4
2.84/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Usually like Green Flash stuff but this one is a strikeout for me... Hop aromas are decent but they don't equate... One reviewer mentioned iced tea and that about sums it up... Touches of bitterness on the finish but the beer falls woefully short... Just very ordinary and not on a solid way... I picked up a growler of this and don't see myself finishing it... I can blame myself for not getting a sample but won't... Still love these guys but this is a one and done for me...

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Photo of Kennethzelljr
2.88/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Thought this would of had bigger hop flavor.kinda reminds me of a borderline white ipa,very soft and not as tropical as other IPAs.

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Photo of Bierleichen
2.97/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

IPA, not a fan of the style.

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Photo of HalfFull
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. single poured into a room temp. pint/shakerr glass. The pop of the top throws a good puff of hopness to the nose about two feet away, kind of like Alpine beers 'back in the day'. Nose is tropical and pleasant yet a bit forced in a sense. The original blast did not linger. More citric notes later.

Taste is slightly sweet and a bit undercarbonated for the style, and thus masking hop notes to a degree. Offers a spritzy/fruity taste/feel yet there is little bitterness to be found. Touch of bready malt in body and feel. This is my first sample of this beer from a bottle though I have had it a number of times on draught.

Lackluster and a bit 'oily' in feel given the disregard for bittering hops. Pilsner esque after some air. Bit lame for the style and i wonder if the recipe has morphed over time as I don't have much faith in Green Flash anymore.

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Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty average. Intense hop character, just not my favorite hop profile.

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Soul Style IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,354 ratings