Hop Odyssey: Symposium IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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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

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Added by Sweffin on 09-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
260
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
8.12%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
36
For Trade:
0
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Photo of rsquared59
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeffdr123
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty amber. Nice head. Very bitter piney hops, so it's a nice change of pace. The after taste is what makes me like it. Some unexpected spice from a Simon and Garfunkel song. With Haleys at Cock and Bull.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BobMessina
3.34/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wrecknut
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Redgoatman
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WKyle
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of amorpork
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a little hazy with a light copper and creamy head. The nose just goes and goes with a lemony basil scent that's so nice you don't want to stop to drink it because you know that you won't smell that again... however, I did taste. I was not dissapointed either. This may be my favorite Green Flash IPA over all but maybe Palate Wrecker. It has very distinct piney flavors (distinctness lacking in something like the West Coast) and long finish. The finish is pretty bitter and stays on the tongue begging for more. Nice.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark gold in color with a fingernail of off white on top. Heavy lacing is present. Excellent clarity. Aroma is a blend of pale malt and citrus hops. I taste a strong citrus hop presence in the foreground. It quickly fades into the light malt. This is a thirst quencher. There's some light chewiness but it is overall fairly smooth.

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Photo of PhilMiller
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2GOOFY
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AnalogErik
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kerosene13
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SerialTicker
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled at World Expo of Beer in Frankenmuth, Michigan.

As usual, Green Flash brings it. This is a pretty freakin' intensely bitter IPA. Definitely more on the "juicy" side of things, with a bit more malt than is usually seen in an IPA. Despite the color/amount of malts, it's a quite bitter IPA... bitter enough that I don't think this is an IPA I could drink much of. The flavor there is most definitely good though, and it's overall refreshing.

Enjoyable, but definitely not Green Flash's best effort.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBeast
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rajendra82
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Obtained as part of the 2008 BIF race package from Eyedrinkale, 2008 Symposium IPA came in a 12 oz. bottle with a surfing themed label. The beer poured very clear, pale golden in color, and had a stable head at two fingers thick. Like the looks, the smell was also standard West Coast IPA fare with spicy, pney, citric hops dominating. The taste was bit more complex than typical for the style, as the hop bitterness and spice was matched up with a malt bill sufficient to yield 7% ABV and give some sweet backbone. Finish was citric sour and dry. The body felt thick enough to hold up the flavor but was not sticky. Another well made example of the style.

P.S. - Available in Georgia as of April 2015.

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Photo of MarkLinton1
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Have always been impressed with Green Flash beers and Symposium IPA is a great reason why. Very complex and flavorful brew. Beautiful hazy golden color with thin head and nice lacing. Lots of tropical and floral notes with a little tobacco and pine in the background. Slightly sweet malt works well to accentuate all the flavors and Symposium has a long bitter finish. 7.0 ABV but feels even higher. Without a doubt one of the most flavorful IPA's you will ever drink. Another feather in the cap for Green Flash.

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Photo of scxcrunner
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of al3
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Amber/gold w/ some lacing

S- tropical fruit, sweet malt, dank

T- complex, bread/malt sweetness and tropical fruits up front ...to citrus/grapefruit to bitter herbal and grapefruit rind. Lingering bitter herbal/grapefruit rind on the finish.

F- medium - Oily/resin first, then carbonation and somewhat dry...Oil/resin lingers after carbonation subsides.

O- very complex and well done. A bit heavy on bitter/herbal side for my taste, but a great beer.

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Photo of Butch5555
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Hop Odyssey: Symposium IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
3.94 out of 5 based on 260 ratings.
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