30th Street Pale Ale | Green Flash Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
733 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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
Ratings:
733
Reviews:
142
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.31%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
130
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 733 |  Reviews: 142
Photo of bonbini26
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of seth72104
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of imyourhero21
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of Luisfcarrizo
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The aroma of a great double IPA actually. Taste is juicy with grapefruit-like bitterness, mild caramel malt in the background. Not a pale ale for beginners but extremely delicious and nicely hopped. Very nice, very drinkable. More like an IPA. Highly recommened

 261 characters

Photo of hpthebull
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of BrendanMHowell
4.96/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of jvillefan
4.95/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: A clear filtered deep yellow orange color with a two finger off white head.

S: Hops, there are piney notes to this with a subtle caramel-malt backbone.

T: The taste mirrors the smell perfectly. A light refreshing tasting beer that is excellent on a hot day.

M: A little light but it's a pale ale, and maybe a little over carbonated.

O: I believe it is between this and row 2 hill 56 for the west coast equilivant of Zombie Dust. Great beer.

 447 characters

Photo of uclajd
4.92/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I drank this at a bar with Green Flash's brewmaster and marketing rep. The Brewmaster isn't the friendliest guy in the world - I actually drove 35 miles to the bar to meet the GF team and drink their beers - but he is a helluva brewer. Reminds me of the old Steelers linebacker, Greg Lloyd, who wore a t-shirt that read, "I Wasn't Hired For My Disposition"

I could have sworn I tasted *lemon* notes in this beer.

Technically, I think this is an IPA. But if you call it a Pale Ale - I'm going to say it - then it's the best Pale Ale I have ever consumed. A tragedy it isn't available in bottles.

 597 characters

Photo of ninaturner
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of david18
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of prock180
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of Flash09
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of JWP
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of GoGulls
4.6/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On Tap at Hamilton's San Diego.

Very nice deep amber color and had a good off white head.
Big citrus nose and hop aroma.
A very sessionable beer probably somewhere between a pale ale and an IPA.

I love to mix in a 30th street between my other super hopped IPA's.

 265 characters

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.54/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wvsabbath
4.54/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Copper golden tan with a 1/2 foamy head. Nice sticky lacing.

Smell - Nice piney, grapefruit hop aroma. Grassy, herbal, lemon zest, spices with a pale malt backbone.

Taste - Starts out with nice, light and smooth piney hops. Grassy with plenty of lemon, spices and added sugars with a solid pale ale malt backbone. Some caramel along with sweet yeasts are also noticeable. Some grapefruit bitterness comes out at the finish.

Taste - Nice kick of hops and sugars nails the tongue. Palate gets more hops, some spices and lemon, and the pale malt backbone. Aftertaste is a little bitter, grassy , dry and mild sweet.

Overall - Wow, I cant believe how good this is. Closer to a ipa, has a strong hop profile but the pale malts balance the hell out of this and make it smooth and very drinkable. This is truly great cause you get plenty of hops but its not overly sweet or bitter, and you also get yeasty sugars, pale malts and spices. Sadly, since this is from a widely distributed brewery and there's no hype behind this, no one would consider this world class or seek it out if not easy to obtain from local shop.

 1,156 characters

Photo of mpolewan
4.51/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

 433 characters

Photo of iSrALE
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Hopmodium
4.5/5  rDev +16%

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

This was the best of the five or so on-tap Green Flash offerings on tap at the Monk (Fremantle). What a great brewery. This was the most balanced, flavourful, crisp, sessionalbe APA I've ever encountered. Lovely hop character without being overbearing, light malty base, crisp, clean, just wonderful.

 300 characters

Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Wetenkamp
4.5/5  rDev +16%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
30th Street Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
3.88 out of 5 based on 733 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe