30th Street Pale Ale | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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30th Street Pale Ale30th Street Pale Ale

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

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

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Opaque apricot apple juice body. Fine, pure white head pours two fingers high on a moderate pour and hangs around with nice retention and lace.

S - Stellar nose. Bright, fresh, and silky smooth. Granny smith apple, pear, hints of mint, dusty hay, touch of dandelion.

T - Strong plant bitters right up front. Peppery spice and sweet bready malt and caramel rise up to meet the bitterness through the center. Fruity finish, sweet apricots and grape, with a lingering waxy bitter back end.

M - Surprisingly heavy, but the thick mouthfeel is balanced well by a sharp carbonation.

O - A really nice pale ale that's definitely on the heavier end of the style.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.24/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Like all the green flash beers I've tried, quite bitter. Plus, tastes distinctly of licorice, which is NOT appealing. Beautiful appearance- bright, clear gold with a solid, white, lacy head. Low hop aroma. Mouthfeel suggests the exact abv (6%). Flavor is average apa, below average ipa, until the licorice shows up (from the el dorado hops???). Then it's tough to drink--like Gubna from the summit hops and the horrid onion flavor.

Very interesting beer, but not terribly appealing unless you're a fan of horhounds or fennel.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Far from my favorite Green Flash beer. It's hoppy enough, but too thin and just a bit too sweet. Both of those elements clash with the hops- the thinness can't support the bitterness and the sweetness clashes with rather than supports the hop bitterness. The overall effect is a bit watery and bitter with a sweet aftertaste. Mind you, it's not terrible by any means, just not my cup of tea.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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