Jibe Session IPA
Green Flash Brewing Co.

Jibe Session IPAJibe Session IPA
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From:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
4%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 10.6%
Ratings:
326
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 04, 2020
Added:
Aug 20, 2014
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  65
SCORE
83
Good
Jibe Session IPAJibe Session IPA
Notes: 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.
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4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on May 04, 2020
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3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

Jan 31, 2019
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3.12/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
by iguanodon from Utah

[Original rating 2016-01-24] Can. Clear gold with large white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, straw. Taste is well balanced, fruity bitter hops and sweet malt. Nice session IPA.

Oct 24, 2018
 
3.73 by MizzouBrew from Missouri on May 06, 2018
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3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Dewsby from Kentucky

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.

May 05, 2018
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3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

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.

Apr 04, 2018
 
3.58 by Beer-A-Lot from Virginia on Feb 18, 2018
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3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

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.

Feb 05, 2018
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3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by haines710 from Delaware

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

Feb 02, 2018
 
3.79 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon on Jan 10, 2018
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3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
by mactrail from Washington

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.

Dec 29, 2017
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4.36/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by ThePold from Virginia

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.

Nov 22, 2017
 
3.71 by IDABEERGUY from Idaho on Nov 06, 2017
 
3.5 by crob3888 from California on Sep 21, 2017
 
3.53 by RBorsato from Virginia on Sep 09, 2017
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3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

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.

Aug 24, 2017
 
4.21 by Phineasco from Massachusetts on Aug 04, 2017
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3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by chinchill from South Carolina

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.

Jul 26, 2017
 
3.41 by brewtalthrone from Ohio on Jul 14, 2017
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3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

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

Jul 07, 2017
 
3.55 by hazedandconfused13 from Mississippi on Jul 01, 2017
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3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Phil-Fresh from California

Can.

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.

Jun 26, 2017
 
2.73 by Seraphiel- from Virginia on Jun 15, 2017
 
3.25 by eldoctorador from Chile on Jun 14, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by metter98 from New York

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

Jun 04, 2017
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3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Stockatron from Australia

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.

Jun 03, 2017
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3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by jlindros from Massachusetts

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.

May 18, 2017
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3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by andrewh995 from Arizona

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.

May 13, 2017
 
3.34 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio on May 10, 2017
 
4.14 by Paoloboston from Massachusetts on May 01, 2017
 
4.12 by asuburbanman from Pennsylvania on Apr 13, 2017
 
3.92 by Jame515 from Texas on Feb 28, 2017
 
3.8 by CaeserTits from Michigan on Feb 22, 2017
 
3.75 by duvel1979 from District of Columbia on Feb 09, 2017
 
4.32 by hoponit from New York on Feb 08, 2017
 
4 by 80x2HopHead from Vermont on Jan 20, 2017
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3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by hoptheology from South Dakota

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.

Jan 10, 2017
 
3.75 by ColSanders123 from Georgia on Jan 09, 2017
 
3.58 by einman from Minnesota on Jan 03, 2017
 
3.58 by akward from Texas on Dec 31, 2016
Jibe Session IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 326 ratings