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30th Street Pale Ale | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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30th Street Pale Ale30th Street Pale Ale
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.

Added by MiScusi on 01-13-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
142
Ratings:
729
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
23.2%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
129
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 142 | Ratings: 729
Reviews by falloutsnow:
Photo of falloutsnow
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glass on tap during Green Flash's tap takeover night at Crescent Moon in Omaha, NE
Served in a Green Flash pint glass
Review from notes

Green Flash's 30th street pale ale is a delicious, highly hopped, almost to the point of being an IPA in a pale ale body, beer. Out of the four Green Flash beers I tried during the evening, it was the standout due to its unexpected excellence and overall drinkability. Wish it was in bottles.

The glass arrives at my table with a 1cm head of off-white foam, which dissipates in a minute, leaving a ring around the glass and some spotty lacing. Beer's body is a deep copper color, with orange highlights when held to the light. Active carbonation is visible.

Aroma is fantastic, very prominent citrus hop usage. I noticed some grapefruit, tangerine, orange rind, slight lemon, even a hint of peach. Because I like hops, the aroma is good; for a pale ale, this may be a bit too hoppy and not enough malt presence, so I deducted a point.

Taste follows scent (bright citrus, particularly grapefruit, orange, and tangerine), but also allows for some pine hop usage to be noticed. The malt is much more noticeable, biscuit and caramel flavors, though still taking a backseat to the hops. Aftertaste is bitter and citrus-hoppy. Delicious, could drink several glasses of this.

Body is medium to medium-light, with robust carbonation that is fitting for the style and weight of the beer. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, refreshing. Finishes dry.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of chuckakhan
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.

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Photo of mojohawk21
3.42/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of woodchipper
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of SanFranJake
3.42/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of dandaugherty1221
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chiefbender
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SunDevilBeer
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mverity
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Bomber bottle w/o any freshness info that I can find. $6.99 at Decicco's in Ardsley, NY.

Pours lighter amber, with a moderate haze. Lifts a 3/4 inch head that says nicely.

Citric, floral and spiced hop nose.

Aggressive pale ale with more then moderate fruity/citric hop presence.

Nicely done and well worth a try.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of JupiterJesus
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
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.

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Photo of Altenor
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

Photo of Funky-Brewster
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy gold under a 2” cream colored foam collar with a very fine bead.
S: Fruity nose with spice, grass, floral and citrus notes.
T: Big fruit flavors feature melon and citrus on the front giving way to a spicy, floral citrus rind hop bitterness. The bitterness is smooth and not harsh. Finishes slightly astringent from the hops.
F: Very creamy, medium carbonation and body.
O: An easy to drink pale ale packed with flavor.

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Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of ehammond1
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler

Thanks for sharing, Josh!

Clear golden yellow and orange. Thick white head and nice lacing down the glass.

Pungent and powerful citrus aroma and somewhat sweet, especially for a pale ale. Some pine as well.

Citrus and hop bitterness along with a distinct pine bite. Very flavorful.

Medium mouthfeel. A pleasure to drink.

An incredibly delicious, easy drinking, hoppy pale ale. Perhaps my favorite of the style. Just great!

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Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and hazy golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big three finger white head with good retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A fruity, earthy, and floral hop forward aroma with good hints of citrus fruit and grass. Upfront citrus hops with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, melon, pineapple, mango, and apricot. Also some fruit hints of apple and grapes. Floral and earthy hops with hints of grass and pine. Solid malt presence with hints of biscuit, grains, caramel, and yeast. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like the smell, a fruity, floral, and earthy hop driven taste with good notes of citrus fruit and grass. Citrus hops with some upfront notes of grapefruit, orange, mango, lemon, melon, apricot, and pineapple. Subtle fruit notes of apple, grape, and pear. Good presence of floral and earthy hops with notes of damp grass and pine. Backing presence of sweet malt with notes of caramel, grains, biscuit, and yeast. A pretty solid Pale Ale taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, crisp, and pretty smooth with a drying finish.

Overall: A very solid take on an American Pale Ale. Good mix of citrus and earthy hop flavors.

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Photo of bisq
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%

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