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Road Warrior Imperial Rye India Pale Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Road Warrior Imperial Rye India Pale AleRoad Warrior Imperial Rye India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

635 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 635
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 23
Gots: 71 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Wrigleyf on 04-22-2014)
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BucannonXC5

California

3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Fuller’s London Pride pint glass
From: VONS in Montecito (Santa Barbara), Calif.
Price: $11.99 (w/ a VONS card) for a 4-pack
Purchased: May 23, 2014
Consumed: May 23, 2014
Misc.: Blank spot after the born on date

Poured a dark caramel, amber, semi-clear color with two fingers of khaki white head. Kind of a serene look. Average amount of spotty lacing along the sides of the glass. Average retention.

Smelled a potent mix of hoops to start. Floral hops, citrus hops, Amarillo hops, mosaic hops, rye hops, grapefruit, boozy alcohol, mouthwash and grapefruit rind. Very nice on the nose.

Taste was not as good as the nose. Bitter earthy rye hops, floral hops, mosaic hops, caramel, boozy alcohol, citrus hops and grapefruit. It grew on me as it went down.

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long bitter finish.

This beer really grew on me as it went along, making me want another sip. Very addicting.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 05:17:41 | More by BucannonXC5
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Green flash IMp red

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A: The brew pours extremely foamy, thought it was a bottle-fermented for a minute. Dark, blood red in color, the giant head never fully recedes.

S: spicy, floral hops are prominAnt, with plenty of boozy volatiles carrying notes of caramel and bread. Strangely the bouquet is fairly subdued.

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Road Warrior Imperial Rye India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 635 ratings.