Hop Odyssey: Cedar Plank Pale Ale | Green Flash Brewing Co.

Hop Odyssey: Cedar Plank Pale AleHop Odyssey: Cedar Plank Pale Ale
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Hop Odyssey: Cedar Plank Pale AleHop Odyssey: Cedar Plank 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:
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Added by mactrail on 11-05-2012

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Ratings: 381 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of lionnusmb
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of sonicbloom
5/5  rDev +36.2%

This is a great beer. It deserves a higher score. Clean, enjoyable IPA. I love it. Well done.

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Photo of Luisfcarrizo
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of Pete27lax
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of Safa1
4.76/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Not all crazy fucking wood bark splinters in your mouth and no crazy bourbon flavor. Just a good beer.

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Photo of jbriggs7
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Photo of jpd026
4.7/5  rDev +28.1%

Photo of elNopalero
4.63/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was a real treat. Pours a straw golden color with great foam—and one of the long head retentions I’ve seen in recent memory. The aroma is coarsely cedariffic, like woodshop,
sawdust, a wet forest. There’s a great piney character to this beer with a slightly lemony note on the finish. Interesting nuance. As it warms I get more of the lemon peel. It’s sticky and thick for an APA with a wonderful finish full of cedar wood warmth. Loved it.

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Photo of BenwayPHD
4.56/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful golden orange with a two finger, thick, frothy head. The smell is predominately delicious, fruity, spicy yeast with a small amount of citrus hops and a faint malt presence. The flavor is quite delightful. It begins with a strong bitter statement, which is quite common among green flash beer, that gives way to a sweet, fruity malt, which is highlighted quite elegantly by the citrus and pine of the hops. The mouthfeel is quite creamy and ND actually very pleasant.

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Photo of Hopmodium
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Spaz7
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Oakenator
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of MacPhergus
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent style example, cedar comes through just right.

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Photo of cfinch2
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Belittle
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of rfirob
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of firkingroovin
4.4/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GClarkage
4.35/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of the_benskii
4.34/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pretty much nails it, as American Pale Ales go. Perhaps a little thin in body and in the finish of the taste, but otherwise a very drinkable example of the style.

(As a hophead, I am deliberately distinguishing my expectations for a beer of this style from my expectations for an IPA or Imperial IPA.)

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Photo of Wasatch
4.32/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. Bomber

Pours a pretty nice clean/clear golden dark orange color, nice carbonation, with a nice quick/fizzy off-white head, which does leave some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with a very nice malt note, citrusy. The taste is very nice hoppy, very nice sweet malt note, with some citrus. Medium body, with a pretty nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very decient Pale Ale, especially for the ABV.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.28/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 22oz bomber picked up in November, 2014

L - Copper with some clarity. 2 fingers of head and a thin layer stays atop the brew as you drink it. Sticky lace left all over the glass. Nice..

S - Piny hops, probably from the Warrior and Cascade.

T - A good and hoppy pale ale. Not bitter like an IPA, smooth. Cedar chips really show up in the aftertaste.

F - Highly carbonated and sizzles as it goes down. Great mouthfeel

O - A great hopped up pale ale but does not cross the line into an IPA. Cedar chips add awesome character. Well done

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Photo of RayDawg
4.26/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Has a fresh herbal, clean laundry nose, scented with floral, grass and a little earth. Pours clean but hazy orange gold with a 2” off-white persistent, lacy, stiff detergent like foam cap. The beer clears as it warms and more caramel comes forward with traces of biscuit. Attacks the palate with an initial sweetness touched by fruit and berry that gives way to a growing bitterness that becomes almost mouth puckeringly astringent by the finish. The bitterness is mostly citrus rind. Melon flavors grow by mid-palate into the finish. Has a satiating body with an above average very soft carbonation. The beer has a lot going on, is well balanced and easy to drink.

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Photo of ryser2k
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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Hop Odyssey: Cedar Plank Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 54.3% out of 100 with 381 ratings
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