30th Street Pale Ale
Green Flash Brewing Co.

30th Street Pale Ale30th Street Pale Ale
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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #625
ABV:
6%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,005
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 10.31%
Reviews:
143
Ratings:
734
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Green Flash Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
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Very Good
30th Street Pale Ale30th Street Pale Ale
Notes: Formerly Hop Odyssey: 30th Street Pale Ale

Hop-forward and San Diego inspired, this is our brewers’ homage to their local craft beer corridor. Uniquely floral and fruity notes from Warrior, Cascade and El Dorado hops mingle with a hint of crystal malt to build flavors of melon and a lingering grassy bitterness. Well-bittered and dry-hopped, 30th Street is a Pale Ale bold enough to suit the palates of hop heads in the land of sunshine and IPA.
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

"Best by 3/8/16"; drank 1/11/16 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice white head; strong lace.

Corn & lemon notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Sugar & corn flavors up front; lemon bite on the finish.

Cloying & dry; I've had my last.

Feb 14, 2019
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OompaMentor from Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

30th Street Pale Ale by Green Flash Brewing Company at Summit Chase Country Club

Clean, crisp ale. Nice bitters on front that linger- a real good beer for a hot day 5/31/17

Aug 20, 2017
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joekoz007 from Maryland

3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into an IPA glass.

Pours hazy amber with 1.5 finger head. Substantial lacing.

Smell is grassy and floral.

Taste matches the aroma. Mostly grassy hop bite at the start and finish. A bit of cracker malt taste in the middle.

Highly carbonated with a sharp mouthfeel.

A pleasant beer for hopheads such as myself. However, I prefer the Soul Style and Tangerine Soul Style IPA's from Green Flash over this one. Would definitely drink again but not my favorite.

Sep 04, 2016
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chuckakhan from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As an IPA guy by default, I like to try different pale ales as well. This beer pours golden amber. It smells floral and hoppy (which I love), though not so much so that I feel as though I'm sniffing a hops container. There is some carbonation visible. The taste starts off and follows through with some sharp bite, and the finish is one of carbonated hoppiness which might benefit from less carbonation.

Aug 07, 2016
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a custom glass that i picked up at a yard sale, similar in style to sam adams' custom glasses or spiegelau glasses. Color is copper, head is brighter white with fine to medium size bubbles. Head laces the sidewalls of the glass.

Smell is balanced blend of biscuit and bready malt with some more earthy/grassy hops.

Taste is also nicely balanced with forward bready/biscuity malt, transitioning to the earthy/grassy hops; this particular 6 pack was a bit over the freshness date so the dryhops are starting to be less fresh but the background hop and malt tastes are great.

Mouthfeel is a bit sharp and biting on the tongue, nice for pale ale and reasonable at a beer of this strength.

Overall, a very good APA, nice maltiness and grassy hop flavors. Need to get this when its a bit fresher for the full effect.

Jun 29, 2016
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The 30th Street Pale Ale is solid. It poured a hazy copper with white head that is not leaving much of a lace. The scent is sweet malt and touch of bitterness citrus. The taste follows suite. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's worth a try. ....enjoy.

Jun 13, 2016
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BergBeer from Virginia

3.57/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Transparent honey copper with a white head. Mild activity with some sediment floating throughout.

Smell: Grassy citrus, grapefruit zest, lemon rind, and malt. Smell is subtle.

Taste: Piney hops on the attack with complementary floral notes. Malt shines through for just bit before piney bitter rounds the beer out.

Feel: Medium bodied with lingering bitterness throughout. No alcohol.

Overall: The definition of a west coast pale ale. Hoppy yet incredibly drinkable. Great for any occasion and always a solid pick up.

Mar 22, 2016
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JayQue from Virginia

3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Real solid APA, could even be classified as an IPA. Pours a hazy orange with a big, frothy long lasting head. Thick bands of lacing on the glass. Looks good. Aroma is citrus/tropical fruit hops and some sweet bready malt. Taste is very good. Strong hoppy presence balanced by rich bready malt. Mouthfeel is rich for the style and crisp. Very good level of bitterness. As an IPA it would be middle of the road. As an APA it is very good!!!

Mar 19, 2016
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle served in a nonic. Best by 01 Dec 15 printed on the label (yikes). Pours a dull copper hue with a translucent clarity and a loose, quarter inch, off-white head that quickly recedes into a soapy slick. Nose is fairly subdued - some piney and spicy notes. Taste expresses caramel, wet cardboard and a light piney/herbal quality. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a mild, even, carbonation and a trace of oiliness. Overall, not bad - probably past its prime. I definitely need to revisit with a fresher sample.

Jan 26, 2016
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Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought from Bev Mart 12oz. bottle $2.25.
Golden color
FLoral citrus smell
Medium carbonation
Medium mouth feel
Smooth hoppy taste with just a slight bitterness at the end
Overall an ok beer that I would drink again, but would not go searching for it.

Jan 24, 2016
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. Bomber

Pours a very nice clean/clear dark golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a pretty nice small creamy off-white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with a slight malt note, citrusy. The taste is very nice hoppy, slightly malty, with a very nice citrus note. Medium body, with a very nice bitter/dry finish. Overall, this is a very tasty APA for the ABV. Recommended!

Jan 04, 2016
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mostly yellow, slight pithy orange, almost a full inch of white head. Aroma, given warrior, cascade, el dorado, not the most pungent for aroma although they have exceptional roles in taste and mouthfeel.

And those are solid, citrus and grapefruit, nice light pale toasted malt, dry finish. The bitterness was nothing to sneeze at but didn't dominate the mouthfeel. Good stuff, I bought another 6 pack once they went to 12oz bottles after having it on tap first.

Jan 03, 2016
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bubseymour from Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not the style pale ale I prefer at all. Smell and flavors taste old. Best before Feb 2016 and drinking in Dec 2015 so it can't be old can it? Just tastes like the old /sup par shelf turd hoppy beers I recall from 5-10 years ago. Not on board with this.

Dec 16, 2015
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle.Sampled on November 21, 2015.

The color is orange amber under a huge lingering white head..

The caramel malt sweetness is fairly evident with vague grassy notes and peat moss.

Medium body.

There is a toasted but at the same time creamy malt sweetness. The bitterness is mild at the end and pleasant.

Nov 22, 2015
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stevoj from Idaho

3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Faint aroma but hops kick in at the taste with a vengeance. Nice high fluffy head. Dry and bitter finish. Another superb outing from Green Flash, always a pleasure.

Nov 18, 2015
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LennyOvies from Mexico

3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L- Clear vibrant copper body with low visible carbonation. Fluffy white head with nice persistence.
S- Floral hops, grapefruit, pineapple and orange.
T- Piney floral hops, orange rind and grapefruit, leads to sweet malts and ends in a bitter aftertaste.
F- Medium, good.
O- Very nice APA, almost jumping into IPA territory.

Nov 17, 2015
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57md from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a copper color with almost two fingers of head. The nose is pleasantly hoppy. The hoppy finish is obviously the highlight of this offering but the malt/hop balance that I expect in an APA is not there at all.

The tagline for this beer is "an IPA on any other street." This, I think, represents a wrong-headed view toward APAs. APAs are NOT the weak sister of IPAs. APA is a style of its own and balance is a key feature of that style. If Green Flash wanted to make another IPA, they should have just gone all the way and done exactly that.

Nov 12, 2015
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hosehead83 from Ohio

4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear, copper/gold with a moderate but sturdy cap of off-white foam.
Aroma-Fruity hops
Taste-Loads of tasty, fruity hops, nice crystal malt note provides excellent balance. Overall, great flavor and character, more like a classic West Coast IPA. Very solid and tasty.

Nov 09, 2015
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MemphisSooner from Tennessee

3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just a solid APA. If you rate this for what it is, a session APA, you have to give it its due. Lots of floral and citrus hops, with a nice malt backbone. Dry finish, not too bitter, not too malty. Great beer from Green Flash, as usual

Nov 05, 2015
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patpbr from Ohio

4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice copper color with a small amount of head. Floral nose and a bit earthy. Well balanced flavors, tropical fruit and bit spicy and a clean malty finish.

Oct 25, 2015
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SINKTIPS_N_SUDS from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is a very good pale ale. not on par with grunion or fist city, but it strikes a great balance with a little sweetness from the malts, and a heap of hops to make this super drinkable.

Oct 20, 2015
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best by Jan 24, 2016

Pours a light fizzy bubbly head that fades at a med to slower pace, decent lacing, very hazy carrot orange color.

Nose starts with mild piney floral notes, a citrus peel, candied orange, hint piney and some zest, a candy sweet malt, caramel like candy, touch earthy.

Taste brings sweet malts at first, a little caramel candy malt, but quickly into hops, earthy spicy hops, floral and a little earthy, mild fruity candied stone fruit and a little orange peel zest, candied orange marmalade, tangy like, turns fairly spicy and quite bitter. Finish is drier but a little sweet sticky like, but mostly dry, actually it really dries off and gets pretty bitter, a little spicy bitterness, lingering candied orange zest and floral spicy hops.

Mouth is a bit heavier than typical med bod, little sweet, nice fluffy carb.

Overall this is quite a nice APA, I feel like most people are expecting an IPA so thye rated it a bit lower, but it's quite tasty and enjoyable. Nice hop character, great malt to hop balance feels like sticky but never really gets sticky or too sweet, nice bitterness that really comes through at a great level, malts don't get in the way either, and hops play a nice role all around. Wouldn't mind a few pints of this at the bar.

Oct 15, 2015
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ovaltine from Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: classic APA, golden amber, with 2+ fingers of off-white head.

Smell: floral notes from the hops, with a subtle toffee aroma from the malt. Really nice.

Taste: the hop profile is pleasant, but the Crystal malt is what sets this apart. Really nice flavors, very balanced.

Feel: some oily qualities from the hops, but the Crystal malt keeps everything in balance.

Overall: if I had regular access to this, it would always be in my beer fridge. A great representation of the style.

Oct 12, 2015
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, into pint glass

pours a hazy golden color, white head. nice hoppy aroma - good mix of fruity and earthy hop flavors. taste has just enough malt to balance the hop flavor. medium bodied.

Oct 04, 2015
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Chico1985 from Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz picked up in a recent Julio's mix-a-six. Always nice to try a new Green Flash beer. Best by date reads Jan 24th, 2016.

A - Poured to a pint glass. Kind of a darkish copper color with a big ol off-white head to start things off. A mostly full cap and thick ring remain by the end. Pretty nice lace left.

S - Floral hops are probably the most prevalent, kind of a peaches-n-cream thing going on, general all-around citrus with a pretty prominent sweet malt backbone.

T - Hop profile expands a little bit here with some earthiness, grass and grapefruit. Still very much in the realm of floral and peachy hoppage. Toffee malt quite noticeable too but not as major as it was in the scent.

M - Fine feel, good clean body with medium-low carbonation. Light to medium bitterness, definitely a bit on the malty side but pretty proper for a pale. No perceptible alcohol and quite drinkable.

O - It actually feels like a pale ale (not crazy hoppy, well-balanced, lightish) which I appreciate, interesting if kinda plainish hop profile and nice toffee malt flavors mingling in there. Good stuff.

Sep 30, 2015
30th Street Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 734 ratings