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30th Street Pale Ale | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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3.86/5
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734 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,892
Reviews:
143
Ratings:
734
pDev:
10.36%
 
 
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22
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129
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Ratings: 734 |  Reviews: 143
Reviews by beagle75:
Photo of beagle75
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft service into a shaker pint glass at the Green Flash tasting room in Vista.

A: Clear, light amber color with one finger of diminishing white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass and thick streams of energetic bubbles rise in the column.

S: Very fresh dynamic hops are mainly herbaceous, but also with some detectable bright and grapefruit-centered citrus. Malt qualities are moderately intense, quite toasty and clean.

T: Begins dry, with pale malt and juicy herbaceous hops back-lit by bursting acidity. Hops fade slightly in the middle, yielding to some sharp mineral or metallic flavor that seems to be brought out by the early acidity. Bitterness is intermediate at its most intense, still influenced by herbaceous aromatics as well as some grapefruit peel.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, acidity is sharp but textures are otherwise balanced, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This is a solid, balanced pale ale that is enhanced when served ultra-fresh at the source. It has a surprising herbaceous focus in which one can taste the green-ness, but it does not exceed the limits of good taste, nor does it tax the palate. Its most remarkable quality is its cleanliness--it tastes strongly of malt, hops, carbonic acid, and not much else--which may or may not be seen as favorable, depending on what the drinker values in the style.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of chuckakhan
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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Photo of willjschmidt
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of hpthebull
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of Leag0002
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LKFH
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of stevoj
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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Photo of RavenForBeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of WSUBuckeye65
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of hophugger
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Durge
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked this up at DeCicco's in Brewster, NY and it presents a very solid appearance with a very clear, golden amber, a modest but stubborn with blanket of white on top and commendable lacing. The aroma seems definitive of a great pale ale, with some clear hop profile without giving a dominant bitterness like the IPA typically does. There's a nice lemon bread with some rice and other mild cereal grain present. Very pleasant. The taste buds are greeted by much more hops than I would have thought, although that is rarely a disappointment to me. Definitely more hop bite than your average pale ale and maybe too much for the style by some folks' preferences. But I love it, certainly could pass for an IPA but there is a more bready, grain profile that harkens to the intended style just a bit. This leaves a nice bite on the tip of your tongue and delivers a touch of malt backbone and grain to the back of your mouth as it goes down. It's a medium bodied brew that feels a bit lighter with its very crisp carbonation. I get some turnip nuances, minor sweetness and some pleasant yeastiness. All and all this is a very enjoyable pale ale, certainly a pleaser for the hop heads....like myself.

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Photo of Oakenator
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OKCNittany
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of pheelingIt
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of sposter4
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Halcyondays
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ, I'm glad I got to try this beer without traveling to San Diego,

A: Pour amber with a nice white head, good retention, spots of lace.

S: Hoppy nose for sure, lots of pine and citrus, pretty good balance between the two. Aromatic and pure.

T: Light crystal style malt upfront. But what makes the beer is the great hop flavour. Lots of sweet pine, orange, lemon. For as bitter as it is, it's also quite floral.

M: Medium-bodied, resiny, oily. Crisp and smooth for a pale ale.

D: One of the best pale ales I've ever had. Delicious, bordering on IPA, but I'm fine with that. A must try.

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Photo of YalovaIA
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ariceclemson
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Jwale73
3.46/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

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

Photo of Lard_City
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautifully hoppy aroma and hoppy/pine/bitter taste. Malt is way in the background. Like drinking a liquid pine tree. More like an older west coast IPA.

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Photo of birchstick
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mark5252
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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30th Street Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 734 ratings