30th Street Pale Ale | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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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.

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
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Ratings: 733 |  Reviews: 142
Photo of maximum12
1.44/5  rDev -62.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

So happy that I can buy Green Flash now without trading for it; just picked up this & Road Warrior, & my wife just finished the four-pack of Double Stout last night. This is a 22 oz. bomber split with aforementioned female.

Pour is a pale orange, fairly low carbonation, unclear. The nose is tickling my memory in the wrong place because I can't quite ID the smell: Walgreen's Grapefruit Anti-Bacterial Foaming Hand Soap? Slightly medicinal as well. A very worn welcome mat.

30th Street Pale Ale baffles. In purely beery terms, this brew is dominated by the pale malts. The hop profile is downright strange. There's a sickly pine that's streaked through by a knuckle-rapping-nun of bitterness. The soapiness in the nose jumps the mid-palate with predictable, less-than-pleasing results, & just wipes out the rest of any other taste. And it sticks. Like Gorilla Glue. Really, after it warms up & I drink 2-3 ounces, nothing else matters.

I'm having flashbacks of calling my mother a jackass & standing over the toilet with Dawn Detergent in my mouth (back when that wasn't considered abuse). I need neither the memory, the aftertaste, nor this beer. What went wrong? Abysmal; not anything I'd have expected from a wonderful brewery.

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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2.43/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Extremely unimpressive,this is the last green flash product I'll ever buy.ive given them plenty of chances but other than palate wrecker and green bullet every other beer they make and try to come out with is just not worth my liver or my money.i highly suggest others do the same.extremely over rated brewery.

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Ryan011235
2.68/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

On tap in a pint glass at Lucky's in Dayton on 8/11/12

Cloudy orange and amber. One finger head takes a long time to dissipate and leaves thick patches of lace.

Dry, spicy citrus aroma - tangerine, orange, pineapple. Hints of grass. Sweet like sugar beets and grapefruit as it warms. Sweet cracker. The taste is prickly and roughish. Herbal toughness with citrus zest and grassiness. Sharp grapefruit bitterness on the finish. Some toasted grains, but not too much malt though. Medium body with fluffy, mildly pointed carbonation. Dry finish. Bitterness grows on the finish and becomes harsh.

Overall, this is not a terrible beer, but I like my pale ales to be smoother than this.

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2.71/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

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2.77/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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

Solid pale ale easy to drink nice smell and flavor great summer beer green flash did a solid job with this beer pours clear and smells really good definitely worth a try

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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30th Street Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
3.88 out of 5 based on 733 ratings.
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