Jibe Session IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Jibe Session IPAJibe Session IPA

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

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

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Photo of MizzouBrew
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dewsby
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L) Pours a lovely light amber with a creamy white head. Ok retention and lacing.

S) Smells floral with a bit of grapefruit and melon. Not particular strong, but still inviting.

T) Taste has a light grassy bitterness combined with lovely grapefruit rind, citrus juice, and a light grainy sweetness.

F) Drinks crisp, fairly light. Good carbonation.

O) This is a solid brew, easy porch-drinker or food pairing beer.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Jibe pours a copper color, lots of bubbles, a big, long lasting lacing head. No aroma. Taste is crisp and creamy, pretty sweet, some hops, but its more malty. Good body and feel. Overall, it's easy drinking (as it should be), but too sweet, and then the off setting bitter flavors just don't blend in.

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Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a slightly murky golden color. The head is 2 finger, white, frothy. Retention is good, and nice lacing on the glass.
The nose is a mellow sight citrus aroma. Very light aroma.
Taste - slightly bitter, slight hops, some malt. Fairly well balanced, and none of the flaors are overpowering.
Feel - a bit watery, and lighter bodied, but to be expected with a lower ABV beer.
It's ok overall, but nothing I'd look too hard to find.

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Photo of haines710
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from can that I picked up at a local bottle shop. Nice golden color and beautiful fruity smell. Taste is bitter and very hoppy without fullness I like in an IPA. Good for session

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Clear dark golden brew with a fine-grained lip of foam in the Rodenback goblet. A whiff of lemon and melon. Crisp, very crisp on the tongue. Light body that is somehow substantial with plenty of spritz. Resiny yet watery.

Club soda flavor with a very bitter aftertaste. All hops and no play. Reasonable quaff for the ABV of Utah supermarket beer. But still too bitter as generally seems to be the case for these lightweight IPAs. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Barons Market on West Point Loma.

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Photo of ThePold
4.36/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh can into a glass. Pours with little head, minimal lacing. Nose is good and holly, looks light gold, like a lager, but more cloudy. Taste is like a light IPA, and it's got very little alcohol, so a good one to pound while in the wood shop.

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3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crob3888
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBorsato
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puboflyons
3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. can with a best by date of 10/19/17. Sampled on August 24, 2017.

It pours a golden yellow with a quick white fizzy head that fades to a ring. Good clarity.

The aroma has some herbal, floral, and pine characters to it with the soft white bread playing up underneath.

The mouthfeel is mostly light.

The herbal character seems to be the biggest I pick up in the taste with a little floral aspect to it. But this ends with a long-lasting dry bitter bite.

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Photo of Phineasco
4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Undated 12 oz can served in lager glass in July 2017.

Pour is medium amber; Clear with an off-white head that has very limited retention.

Aroma: floral and fruity hop notes with honey and a faint touch of pine.

Flavor: herbal and citrus notes with subtle pine, reflecting multiple hop varieties. Mild bitterness. Detectable malt contribution but certainly hop forward.

Feel - medium body and lively carbonation; dry.

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Photo of brewtalthrone
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SebastianOwl
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can labeled 4.0%, 65 IBUs; uses Simcoe, Cascade, Amarillo hops

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Photo of hazedandconfused13
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75


A: Hoppy with aromas of citrus, light pine, and dank.

A: Golden color, clear, with a thin white uniform head that has decent retention with very light lacing in the glass.

T: Hop flavors upfront with citrus, pine, dank and resin with a light hop bitterness and dry finish.

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Solid; the beer has lots of hop aromas and full flavor with very little accompanying alcohol, though it drinks more like an XPA. All in all, very easy to drink and sessionable.

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Photo of Seraphiel-
2.73/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of eldoctorador
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +4.6%
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 -3.8%
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 -2.4%
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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Jibe Session IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 323 ratings