Hop Oddysey: Citra Session Ale | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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88
very good
251 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): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by HopHead84 on 06-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
251
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
9.41%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
15
For Trade:
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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4.68/5  rDev +19.1%

Photo of SDHoffers
4.52/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The pour was great ( I poured it ). Medium head with sticky lacing.

Not the strongest scent, but it did notice the citra coming through as it warmed up. Straight out of the tap I wouldn't have scored it so high, but the second half is where the points added up.

The taste of this session beer is where it shines. Hard to explain, but it is perfect the way it is. The hops are the star and I think the alcohol would actually make it worse.

This is what I have come to expect from Green Flash. The mouth-raping forest of piney hops is why I truly love West Coast Pale's & IPA's.
Cheers, Hoffer's

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Photo of bfranks
4.51/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Was unaware of the Hop Odyssey series and found this by accident. I could drink this beer anytime and could drink it all day. I love single hop IPAs and Citra is my favorite hop. An excellent session IPA, very good. Loved it.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of planetscott
4.48/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is how a session IPA should be.

It is a Citra delight. Very nice balance of up front bitterness and prominent hop flavor that does not linger for days. Light malt profile that is just right. A nice easy yet flavorful "lawnmower" IPA

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Photo of RLM15
4.46/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of duluoz
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice, clean, yellowish orange... good head and retention.

S - All Citra hops here. I've homebrewed with Citra and I'm partial to it -- great hop variety.

T - Wonderfully hoppy qualities with a very light body. Big citrus dominates, and the finish is clean and dry.

M - Nice carbonation, good mouthfeel.

D - Very drinkable, though the front-end hop assault may lead you to think otherwise... but it lightens up beautifully on the backend.

Reminds me quite a bit of Russian River's Happy Hops, and some other super-hopped blonde/pale hybrids. We need more lighter beers with big hops like this one. Excellent beer.

update: had it on cask at Toronado SD... like most hoppy beers, it loses something on the cask. Find it on tap.

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Photo of 1sophrosyne1
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brightly clear amber with a dense white head with good retention. The head is composed of fine, uniform bubbles that shift uniformly to create a durable sheet of lacing.
It smells of flowers, pineapple, and caramel malts with subtle resin. A nicely balanced bouquet that allows a little breadiness and tangerine to caress the nose as the temperature rises.
The taste is more pine forward. Melons, peach, and piercing citrus cruise in the front end on the hop-oil slick. In the middle there is chewy monocot that thickens into wood. This transition then lets the malt take over and carry a pleasant residual bitterness long into an upturning finish with a grapefruit aftertaste.
The body is moderate, punctuated by tannic and metallic dryness. A fairly high level of carbonation balances the chew nicely.
This is really a remarkable creation, as it's a complex balance of creamy and spicy with layers of sensory experience driven by fairly potent hop infusion, but still truly sessionable.

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Photo of plaid75
4.4/5  rDev +12%

On draft at Draught 55, NY, NY.

Poured a clear brassy hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a vibrant citra hop.

The taste offered waves of resinous citra hops with a soft doughy malt backing.

The mouthfeel was typical of session style.

Overall a tasty hop forward session.

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4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Hop Oddysey: Citra Session Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
3.93 out of 5 based on 251 ratings.
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