Hop Odyssey: Symposium IPA | Green Flash Brewing Co.

Hop Odyssey: Symposium IPAHop Odyssey: Symposium IPA
BA SCORE
81.5%
Liked This Beer
3.93 w/ 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Sweffin on 09-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,422
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
260
Liked:
212
Avg:
3.93/5
pDev:
8.14%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
36
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 260 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of jaydoc
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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 kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 5/4/2015. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, herbal, floral, grass, caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and light-moderate dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, herbal, floral, grass, caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Large amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, citrus rind, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of bright citrus/pine hops and light-moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and resinous sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent IPA. All around great complexity and balance of bright citrus/pine hops and light-moderate dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 10/31/2013 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains a nice blend of fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a piney burst of hops bitterness followed by some citrus and caramel sweetness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid IPA to drink for a long time.

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2.76/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Quite handsome orangey amber with a long-lasting pure white foam in the tall Maredsous goblet. Pleasant enough citrus and pine aroma.

This just seems like the classic old-school bitter bomb that made San Diego famous. It's all about the grapefruit pith. So sharp and acidic it's hard to drink. Harsh but clean bitter bite. Dry and unforgiving.

For slaves to the hop goddess only. My mouth is still salivating involuntarily. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Barons Market in San Diego.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

BBD of 05/4/15

Pours an effervescent copper/orange with 2 fingers of eggshell colored head. Great lacing & head retention

S: Minty & catty, with some tobacco, grapefruit

T: Follows the nose, orange & grapefruit rind up front, some pineapple too. Leafy & grassy hops as this warms, faint breadyness, more grapefruit, some dryness & orange peel. Finishes dry, a little piney, with grapefruit rind & a little breadyness

MF: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, skews over carbonated towards the end., nicely balanced

Pretty good, not great, drinks easy enough, hops didn't completely blend that well. Id like that Green Flash is rolling the dice & taking chances, not all come up 7s or 11s...

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

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

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of dvmin98
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Tasted from a 1 pt 6 oz bottle on April 12, 2015.

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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 malfunxion
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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Hop Odyssey: Symposium IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 81.5% out of 100 with 260 ratings
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