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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

606 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 606
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 21
Gots: 64 | 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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herman77

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-14-2014 22:00:50 | More by herman77
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arizcards

Arizona

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a four pack from Total Wine in early July for $11.99. Bottling date is illegible. Web site says the availability window is May-August.

Beer poured a reddish brown with a nice off white head that left a nice ring trail.

Nose is full of citrus and hints of rye.

Taste is a caramel malt base that is quickly overrun by the 80 ibu of alpha hops used. Citrus, pine dominate with rye malt leaving its stamp in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly smooth.

Overall this is a pretty cool brew, can't remember seeing an imperial ipa with rye. Definitely get this if you like your rye bread and alpha hops!

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 00:05:11 | More by arizcards
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

07-23-2014 22:18:39 | More by kjkinsey
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Chuffbomb

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-23-2014 14:56:59 | More by Chuffbomb
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Hermthegerm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

07-23-2014 10:46:13 | More by Hermthegerm
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vma

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

07-23-2014 04:54:07 | More by vma
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tuka

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

07-23-2014 04:52:50 | More by tuka
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kornkid8600

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-23-2014 04:44:47 | More by kornkid8600
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BigRedDog

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2%

07-23-2014 02:44:42 | More by BigRedDog
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flagmantho

Washington

3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into my Schlafly tulip.

Appearance: rich amber brown hue with no haze and a light effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam with a nice lace. Pretty attractive!

Smell: big, lemony hop aroma atop a sweetish malt base. There's a little hint of the rye in the aroma as well. Not especially complex, but enticing.

Taste: big caramel malt flavor with citrusy, earthy and slightly dank hops. Bitterness is pretty balanced. The flavors are good, but the whole thing is a bit muddled. Not bad, but a bit unrefined.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a good carbonation and a very good creaminess for the style. I like it.

Overall: this is a tasty beer, although I feel it lacks finesse. A decent drinker, but I don't think I'll seek this out again.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 00:57:03 | More by flagmantho
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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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ZAP

Minnesota

4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 05:13:42 | More by ZAP
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

07-22-2014 03:12:41 | More by bumchilly25
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Theogre83

Kansas

4/5  rDev -2%

07-21-2014 23:12:51 | More by Theogre83
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

4/5  rDev -2%

07-21-2014 16:19:54 | More by MonkeyBread
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Braz

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

07-21-2014 11:28:35 | More by Braz
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Zonian1

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-21-2014 02:50:50 | More by Zonian1
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Gator_Nation

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-21-2014 00:06:01 | More by Gator_Nation
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2%

07-20-2014 23:08:13 | More by XmnwildX12
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kmanjohnson

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-20-2014 22:58:21 | More by kmanjohnson
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mdlb44

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-20-2014 22:58:17 | More by mdlb44
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Keananmichael5

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

07-20-2014 22:57:50 | More by Keananmichael5
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standardtoaster

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -26.5%

07-20-2014 19:34:23 | More by standardtoaster
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nkelley77

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

07-20-2014 19:25:26 | More by nkelley77
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

07-20-2014 16:09:54 | More by kayrex
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Road Warrior Imperial Rye India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 606 ratings.