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Hop Oddysey: Cedar Plank 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:
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Added by mactrail on 11-05-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
267
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
37.67%
 
 
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Photo of Tbone
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I really want to give a 3 word review, but this site won't let me. You can interpret the cedar taste as peppercorns. I like this beer, but you have to want to suck wood. Or, at least the taste of cedar.

So, here is my 3 word review:

Fuck all moths.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.63/5  rDev +22.8%
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 popery
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Toronado (SF). Pours a nice medium amber with a soapy white head, a film of fine bubbles. The aroma is pretty standard green flash hoppiness. Good citrus hops with a nice honey malt backbone. Some tropical fruits also pop up with a touch of sweet wood in the background. Taste adds a lot more cedar. Hops are a bit bland but the cedar flavor is really nice. It's like I'm drinking an IPA in a cedar closet. Relatively dry. The cedar contributes a very pleasant flavor that blends into the hop bitterness quite well. Mouthfeel is pretty normal. Medium carbonation. Mild astringency from the wood. Better than expected. I really like the cedar.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Green Flash Brewing Company in San Diego, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and tropical fruits. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and woody flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice woody presence in the flavor.

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Photo of mactrail
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Color is a lovely warm amber in the pint shaker. Modest head to start, which flattens out as you sip for a while. Supposed to be a cedar-aged 30th Street APA.

Fairly rich with malt. Deep aromatic hoppy flavor with a strong bitter finish. I totally don't get any flavor from the alleged cedar aging, but there is a woody, astringent edge to the stuff. Thin body and quite sharp. Nice aroma of resiny hops and pine. A big mouthful of hops without the total bitter profile.

With a creamier body this would be pretty good. On tap at the Regal Beagle for San Diego Beer Week 2012.

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Hop Oddysey: Cedar Plank Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
3.77 out of 5 based on 267 ratings.
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