Jibe Session IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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84
good
304 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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Jibe Session IPAJibe Session IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This session beer is designed to satisfy your craving for floral, citrus, and pungent IPA hop flavors. Your palate will enjoy the sensations of a complex hopping and a only 4% abv you'll be able to enjoy more of this hoppy golden ale ... that really isn't an IPA at all.

Added by jhartley on 08-19-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
304
Reviews:
44
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
10.7%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
64
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 304 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of Seraphiel-
2.73/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of eldoctorador
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left a patch of lacing, a narrow ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass, and large specks of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of orange citrus and pine are present in the nose.
T: The taste seems to only have flavors of citrusy hops (with no pine) and has a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is definitely sessionable, but I would consider this to be more of a "Session APA" than a "Session IPA" because it isn't that bitter.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Stockatron
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very clear not much on the nose, faintly hoppy. Decent taste with good bitterness, not too thin for a 4% beer. A good session one, I would probably choose Founders All Day over it.

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Photo of jlindros
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

No canning date...
Pours a big fluffy pillowy head that fades at a med pace with sticky lacing, crystal clear pale yellow color.

Nose is quite unique, pine sap, juniper, fruity berry notes that mix with the juniper for like a wintergreen gooseberry kinda thing, or maybe an anise licorice thing, a little citrus rind, lots of rind but little fruit, a bit lemony. That's about it.

Taste brings bitter hops, quite grassy and a bit leafy, piney as well with a little more juniper thing going on, but also fruity bubble gum and a little melon, touch of clementine citrus and some rind, little to no malt. Fair bitterness, turning a bit spicy on the back end, actually quite bitter as it dries, almost like a XPA style, long lingering bitter spicy grassy hop finish.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, decent carb.

Overall eh, nothing special, nose was really weird, taste was OK, somewhat session but that's not really very sessionable with how bitter and long the finish is, but drinkable.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light clear gold with lots of rising bubbles. Smells of light citrus and hops. Tastes of citrus, slightly bitter hops, and malt. Medium light mouthfeel. Overall a nice and refreshing session IPA.

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Photo of vrbulldog22
3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Paoloboston
4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of asuburbanman
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jame515
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CaeserTits
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duvel1979
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoponit
4.32/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 80x2HopHead
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Heavy blonde color with enough busyness in the effervescent bubbles to make it look slightly opaque. Head is rocky and 2 fingers tall, stark white.

Aroma is of fresh papaya and melon, with hop aromas and some pale malts.

Flavor is pretty sharp, with plenty of piney flavors, followed by fresh fruit rinds and bitter cracker. Some faint bread comes up in breaths after the finish, but a very resiny bitterness is left on the palate. I describe it as good but is really only a 3.5 in total.

Feel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated.

Overall, a bit off-balance for me. It's still not bad though. Drink without regret.

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Photo of ColSanders123
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of einman
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akward
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TX-Badger
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear straw golden color with white head. Citrus, pine, grass, decent resinous tones for a session IPA; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with plenty of hop flavor. Not bad.

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Photo of cgrunin
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BdM
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nater919
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueSpader
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy yellow with nice foam and good lacing. Smell is great, floral notes, citrus, and hops abound. Taste is very good, full on IPA, you get tons of floral and citrus with a little dryness that just all works so well. This is an outstanding beer for all day consumption and full flavor without the heavy ABV. Excellent!!!

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Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Jibe Session IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
3.74 out of 5 based on 304 ratings.
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