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Hop Odyssey: Symposium IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.93/5
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260 Ratings
Hop Odyssey: Symposium IPAHop Odyssey: Symposium IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,063
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
260
pDev:
8.14%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
35
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 260 |  Reviews: 34
Reviews by beagle75:
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft pour into a nonic glass at Red's Alehouse in North Liberty.

A: Clear, light amber color with less than one finger of diminishing white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Restrained grainy toast and herbaceous/floral hops are underwhelming because the nose must strain to even detect them.

T: Begins barely off-dry, with hearty pale malt and very clean grassy hops aromatics. Transitions are easy and balance reigns throughout the profile. Moderate bitterness in the finish is accented with Simcoe-style dankness.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly acidic and wet on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: Solid but hardly a standout, this limited edition IPA really drinks no differently than Green Flash West Coast IPA.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i love ipa, always have, always will, but it has lately baffled me that green flash keeps putting out one after the other, and some not all that different from their predecessors. this is great ipa by any standard, but sort of combines the gross overbittered nature of palate wrecker with the hop intensity of a green bullet, and a mouthfeel not way different from west coast ipa, at least on the grain side of things. im all for small tweaks and improvements and experimentation, thats how we evolve and learn as brewers, but this just doesnt seem all that distinct from the rest of the green flash ipa portfolio. it is tasty and insanely bitter, but froths up nicely on the palate with great carbonation and a jovial fruity finish among the bitterness. it lasts forever after the swallow, and is well made beer, as they all are, but i just dont really see its contribution to the whole, as in, i will happily drink it, but it doesnt add much.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 22oz bomber picked up Jan 2015 at Total Wine Perimeter GA

L - Pale yellow, with 2 fingers of head, clarity, and lace left all over the glass

S - A hopgasm explosion. Mostly bitter hops but some citrus notes come through as well

T - Bitter and grapefruit! Nice malty backbone, and hidden ABV. Tasty as hell

F - Medium bodied and bitter finish.

O - A combination of West Coast, Palate Wrecker, and green bullet. Another great IPA from Green Flash

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Photo of xdefeatsy
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of sansho
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Absolut
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A little too malty for an ipa

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Photo of SDRedDevil
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlakeAM
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Number3red
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Mark5252
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of brureview
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a copper color with a 3F head in Spiegelgau glass. The head quickly resolved itself.

Aroma: different than other Green Flash IPAs. Possibly the Tomahawk hops. This beer is less citrus, heavy on the pine. Pungent, Earthy pine.

The mouth feel is very carbonated.

Taste: transitions well from the aroma. Earthy pine. Some citrus.

The finish is a sharp and hoppy.

Overall: an excellent IPA. However, I personally prefer more citrus in an IPA. The beer packs a lot of flavor in 7%.

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Photo of BigTrubble
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of mhbarber
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lordofstarside
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Growler to a specialty ipa glass, picked up on Friday from Craft

Pours an orange tinged gold with two fingers of foam that have died down sort of quick. Good lacing, mild carbonation stemming from the center of the glass

Smells of floral and earthy hops, backed up by a bit of grapefruit and citrus. Bready caramel malts make up the backbone, finishing with a touch of alcohol

Taste is with the nose for the most part, strong floral and earthy hops upfront, more of the citrus coming through mid palate. Caramel malts bring up the back, a bot more subdued than in the smell, still finishing with a touch of alcohol

Feel is crisp and dry, sticky medium body. Alcohol is hard to pick up, very drinkable

Overall a solid ipa. Nothing spectacular, but I might get a second growler fill if it's still on tap next time I'm downtown

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Photo of jpd026
4.64/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nage37
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of VeganUndead
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Hopmodium
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of durlta
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Hop Odyssey: Symposium IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 260 ratings