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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

638 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 638
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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KomodoDragon

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4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Deep copper coloring, Big head with wonderful lacing. Some suspended particles an haziness

S - Nice fresh grass and rye smell

T - Harty caramel malt upfront gives way to a bready rye finish. Quite dry. Hints of anise. High alcohol mostly unnoticeable.

M - Heavy, thick feel.

Solid dry rye entry. Little rough around the edges, lacking a crispness or complexity of other imperial IPA. But wonderful maltiness and rye flavors, enjoyable to sip.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 03:20:16 | More by KomodoDragon
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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.

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Road Warrior Imperial Rye India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 638 ratings.