Soul Style IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Soul Style IPASoul Style IPA
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3.92/5
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1,355 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:
#11,583
Reviews:
220
Ratings:
1,355
pDev:
9.69%
 
 
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Ratings: 1,355 |  Reviews: 220
Photo of eldoctorador
2/5  rDev -49%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikePacheco12
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dottorja
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours clear and golden colored with a one inch cap; decent retention and spots of lacing

Smell: Tropical and floral, with mango, pineapple and orange tones

Taste: Mango and pineapple flavors forward, with orange tones building; quite pithy and increasingly bitter, through the middle, with a grapefruit pith finish; dry, with an emphasis on the citrus

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Really enjoyable IPA here; the bottle was gone before I knew it

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Photo of twax
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beaulabauve
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Reidrover
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. single bottle from Trader Joe in Salem OR $1.79 Clear light gold coloured ale with a large impressive thick and creamy white head. Aromas of tropical fruits and some pine. Papaya, guava and some tangerine. Taste is like the aroma but even brighter and tastier..very tropical. Nice mouth feel..great carbonation and a good palate. Excellent IPA

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Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

L - Transparent orangey gold color with a small bubbly white head

S - Juicy Tropical Citrus Smell makes you wanna dive right in

T - Tropical and citrus fruit flavor with a light crisp bitter finish makes this extremely drinkable all day long

F - Nicely carbonated and light bodied make it easy to crush 3 or 4 of these with ease...Goes down like a session IPA and hits you like a real IPA

O - Awesome IPA on the lighter side that you could keep drinking, awesome west coast style IPA with lots of fruit flavor and not as bitter or piney as most west coast IPAs are.

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Photo of Sellen
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidR_9
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

best by 25 Nov 17. Consumed on 8/20 in shaker pint glass.

L-Slight hazy gold body with suspended particulate, pours a finger of white soapy head with nice lacing.
S-Orange peel. citrusy zest, grapefruit, grapefruit rind, hints of pine.
T-Same as taste plus suggestions of pineapple. Definitely a generously hoppy tropical ipa without any adjuncts. Just enough light biscuity malts to support the bitterness and zesty citrusy wave of flavor.
F- nice medium body, plenty of fizz and carbonation. Finishes medium dry with lingering tropical citrus notes.
O- Very enjoyable. Refreshing and true to west coast ipa style. However, not as tropical as the name would suggest.

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of jimpyle48
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from bottle

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Photo of Ndiddy
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one is super drinkable and a perfect brew for porch sitting. Has a tropical sweetness that is not overdone and balances out nicely with the bitter hops finish. I will get this one again for sure!

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Photo of gruves33
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.52/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy straw orange with a quickly dissipating 2 inch white foamy head. Smells of fresh hops(pine,lemon rind,citrus) Taste is refreshing with a really delicious malt back bone. They did not cheap out on ingredients!! Everything comes together really well.Feels refreshing,smooth, semi dry, crisp. This is one of my all time favorites of any style. Great in the winter, better in the summer. Awesome brew!

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Photo of viking77
4.52/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LXMRTN
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZenLeprechaun
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good but not great. Citrus forward feels a little unbalanced.

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Photo of FLima
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Orange color with a thin head with short retention.
Delicious tropical aroma with tons of mango, passion fruit, oranges, peaches and pineapple. It fades after a while.
Flavor with notes of pine, grapefruit citrusy, lemon, some resin, flowers and a bit of mango. Dry and bitter aftertaste. It feels lower than its 75 IBUs
Light body with appropriate carbonation of tiny bubbles.
Perfectly executed refreshing American IPA with tropical nose and lemon-pine mouth. Bitterness felt super clean and crisp with a fast finish. Worth trying. It has a profile that is not tiresome to frequently have it in your fridge.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.56/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Paoloboston
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cdub70085
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBobber
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The pour was a clear golden color with lots of visible carbonation. Has a solid yet rocky 3 fingers of a foamy white head that was slow to drop and left nice lacing down the glass.

Smell was not to complex with some tropical fruits, citrus notes and some dankness from the hops.

The taste was a nice hit of pinapple and some pithy orange, much like the skin of the orange. The taste was also acidic combined with the bitterness of a good IPA.

The mouth was light and had a crisp finish that was almost like a nice snap.

A nice IPA that was very good cold but seemed to get a bit heavy as it warmed. Some beers I like warmer than other but this one I would like served appropriately chilled.

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Soul Style IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,355 ratings