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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

597 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 597
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 21
Gots: 63 | 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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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up last week at the Bottle King in Livingston, having not had a beer from Green Flash in quite some time. I saw that this was quite strong but as so many others have alluded to on here, this was remarkably easy to drink given its strong alcoholic content. There was no doubt that this was one of the most distinctive IPA's I've ever had and one where the rye and hops were perfectly balanced out!

Great pour to this, as this beer had a deep almond hue, frothy head, and lacing that slid down the front of my glass but stuck along the back side of it. Lots of rye and crystalline malt in the nose, reinforced by caramel malt in the taste. A bit of resin and oil gave this beer a great consistency as the somewhat sharp, biting metallic and pine hops came in after the initial sweetness took hold. The transition was great and never did this feel too strong overwhelming, even though the alcohol was present from start to finish. The body of this beer really added to it and nothing was too strong to detract from everything, speaking to the balance present here.

This was strong but the booze was only felt once I polished this off, which didn't take very long. Rye beers tend to remind me too much of Barleywine's but that wasn't true here, as the hops were strong enough to remind me that this was indeed an IPA. Amazingly, this didn't warm me at all but when you have the smell, taste, and body all in sync, that's just an afterthought. One of the better new offerings that I've had in quite some time and worth buying again, which I've already done! Great stuff...

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2014 21:19:26 | More by JerzDevl2000
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fitrock2112

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured Road Warrior Imperial Rye into a Pint glass.

A - Pours a cloudy amber with a half finger of off white head.

S - On first sniff I'm getting citrus, grapefruit, pine. A little spicy rye in there as well.

T - Thank god. Fantastic flavors of grapefruit, citrus, rye, pine. Mid palate getting even more spicy rye with some dankness. Aftertaste is smooth pine needles and more rye. Delicious!

M - Smooth medium to low carbonation with medium to heavy mouthfeel.

O - I like Rye IPA's, and this one is top notch. Highly Recommended! Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 23:51:53 | More by fitrock2112
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4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
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A-Burnt orange..perfect head.

S-A lot in this aroma...ganja...pine....blackberries...blueberries...toasted carmel...some spicy notes as well....awesome smelling beer.

T-Malty up front with spicy characteristics....hops lend more of a piney/floral impression on the taste...

M-Big bodied but clean and dry on the finish....

O-Very enjoyable beer with many layers of flavors and aromas.

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Road Warrior Imperial Rye India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 597 ratings.