Hop Odyssey: Black IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Hop Odyssey: Black IPAHop Odyssey: Black IPA

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 03-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 404 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of Mantooth
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Draft pour at Revolution Ale House, Charlotte NC.

This has proven to be one of my least favorite styles, but this brew is better than most. Appearance is great, black beer with thick off-white creamy head and lacing. The nose is straight up hops, but the taste does have some malt supporting the hops. Oily mouthfeel. Very good beer.

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Photo of Derek
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Zach136
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours pitch black is a light tan head. Good lacing.

S - Hop aroma actually over powers alot of the darker malts. Blind folded I may not be able to tell it's a black IPA. The roasted character is definitely present though. Pretty impressive.

T/M - More like the nose, pine and citrus hop character up front, with a roasty-coffee like finish. Usually I find these characters to clash, but it's pretty well done in this beer.
Medium to full bodied, which is much appreciated. There's enough residual sugar to balance out some of the harsh roast and bitterness.

O - Still not a style I regularly grab for, but this was a great attempt.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of barczar
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Roasty, with fruity specialty malt character. Floral hop flavor, with an almost buttery toffee backbone. The finish is lightly charred and fairly bitter. Citrusy hops accent the buttery sweetness well. It's a bit of an odd combo. Roast overwhelms hops.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of bregnisier
4.62/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Generally not a huge fan of black IPAs, but this is a home run. Fruity, malty, hoppy... Jesus, what more could you want. Green Flash Black IPA converted me into a believer. A well-balanced attack on the senses. Love it. (Granted, it's a sipping beer -- you really don't want to have more than one or, well, two.)

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of barnzy78
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, Best By 7/21/14, so we're getting close, and I'm wishing I had bought and drank this sooner...
L - tall, frothy tan head sits atop a cola-like, nearly black ale. Excellent head retention and sticky lacing
S - dank pine and citric hops, roasted malt, faint chocolate
T - black and bitter with roasted barley, baker's chocolate, pine, grapefruit rind, earth, caramel
F - resinous and drying, sticky, fuller body, nice carbonation
O - nice black IPA. I'd try it again if I could get it on tap or get a fresher bottle. Regardless, it's still really solid.

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Photo of cmgage
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Hop Odyssey: Black IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 404 ratings