St. Florian's Flashover IPA | St. Florian's Brewery

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St. Florian's Flashover IPASt. Florian's Flashover IPA
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St. Florian's Flashover IPASt. Florian's Flashover IPA

Brewed by:
St. Florian's Brewery
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by olfolxholme on 04-27-2013

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Reviews by olfolxholme:
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3.77/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into Sierra Nevada IPA glass

A - Pillowy fluffs of light khaki foam pile atop this light amber colored beer. Major head retention, lots of lace patches left on the glass. Beer is nice and clear, very good looking. The foam reminds me of Duvel.

S - Aroma is mild. Sweet notes of caramel with some citrusy hop aroma.

T - Wonderful caramel malt backbone, with a nice hop bitterness. Hops are "green" with citrus and resin. Could be hoppier, but still appropriate for style.

M - Pretty smooth. A nice lingering hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Light and refreshing.

O - I have never heard of this brewery before. Looks like they just opened this year (in January 2013) and I thought I'd give it a shot. It's a very nice IPA. I tend to prefer them more hoppy, leaning towards the DIPA scale, but this beer does a great job at being what it is. The foam reminded me of Duvel, the flavor reminded me of Fuller's ESB - but definitely with more hop presence. This beer is definitely worth trying and I really look forward to more good things from this new brewery.


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More User Reviews:
Photo of metter98
3.29/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is hazy dark yellowish amber in color—too hazy to see if there is any visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of piney and herbal hops are present in the nose along with underlying notes of caramel malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except the underlying flavors of caramel malts are bit stronger, particularly as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an average IPA—it reminds me a lot like the early IPAs of the mid-2000s at the beginning of the craft beer movement as there is nothing overly special about the smell or taste of the hops.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of LXIXME
3.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
2.68/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the source.

This is a very flawed IPA. No bright citrus. No pine. Bland hops, bland malt. All of this when cold. As it warms, it's a diactyl BOMB. Butter, butter, butter. Meh. Generous score to say the least.

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Photo of Tuckersmth
3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.2/5  rDev -7%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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2.58/5  rDev -25%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Albabar
4.68/5  rDev +36%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great beer. Smooth and well balanced.

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Photo of DOCRW
4.06/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of cdog707yo
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of wlynch
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of pmangold
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.6/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Irvinator
2.79/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Brams
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atone315
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Gilmango
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Nugganooch
3.57/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

St. Florian's Flashover IPA

22oz Bottle with my FW Snifter glass
Noted on 06/19/2014

A: Dark caramel amber color with some considerable hop haze. Thick finger width of ecru cream holds thick and soapy up top. Nice cascade of sticky lace coating the glass all the way down. Looks pleasant and inviting.

S: Bready malt nose filled with gobs of warm toasty malts. Grassy hops with pine and citrus coming together underneath. A touch of stingy booze emits as the other aromas fade. Some florals there but definitely not shy on the malts.

T: Tastes brings forth a robust maltiness with lots of warm bready biscuit flavors and some dark caramel sweetness to it. Citrus and pine hops mingle with a bit of herbal spice. Still manages a very light and frothy experience with a modest bitterness and a good drying finish. Its malt forward yet delicately balanced in that way. Alcohol is better disguised here. Not bad but nothing too spectacular either.

M: Moderate to lighter feel on account of the frothy carbonation. Medium levels of bitterness midway leading up to a nice drying finish. Slightly resinous but mostly clean on the palate.

D: Not your typical West Coast as this one sets out to be more of a PNW style IPA if you will. Forward with lots of toasty malt and biscuit complimented by some common American hops. Not my usual preference but what is nice here is the balance and drinkability. Cool to try this up and comer but probably not something I would go out for again.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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