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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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1,020 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,020
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 31
Gots: 171 | FT: 2
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:
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(Beer added by: Wrigleyf on 04-22-2014)
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

For those on the road, the trenches for the Green Flash sales team- those long hours and distant mileage can certainly sting a little. And marking the appreciation for those folks, this spicy ale with classic West Coast hop bitterness and supportive sweetness is their thanks for a tireless job done well.

Its rich amber hue is like dark honey as it pours with creamy viscosity- preparing the palate for bread, toast and deeply caramelized sweetness as well as hoppy grapefruit, pineapple, tomcat and chive to the nose. Underneath the malty sweetness and perfumy hops, a piercing husken peppery grain flavor emerges from rye, even early on in its taste.

Its richer than normal taste continues its sweet and bready trek across the middle palate although these malt flavors begin to slowly retread as the taste gains steam toward finish. This makes way for the bitter hops to trend grapefruity and herbaceous, and foregoing its more delicate floral and tropical character. But that toasted rye flavor becomes bolder, sharper and oh-so earthy with sod and soil.

Where drier and a bitter-forward tilt is preferred, Road Warrior relies on persistent toasty malt sweetness to balance not only the hops but the prickling sensation from rye. Finishing malty-dry and with subtle warmth, its complexity and balance is smooth and even- even if off prescription from even imperial IPA.

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3.8/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of MadScientist
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A medium copper colored ale with very good clarity. The head is a mix of compact, creamy bubble and larger, soapy foam. The head is amber to tan colored with a long lasting head retention.

A outstanding, pungent citrus and floral hops aroma with a fair amount of rye spice. There is also some pine and earthiness to the hops along with a low caramel malt sweetness. Some esters of an American ale are hanging out under all that.

The citrus and tropical fruit hops flavor dominate along with the rye spice flavor. There are some hints of tropical and earthy hops flavors. A medium-low malt sweetness with a light caramel flavor are braced against an aggressive hops bitterness make for a balance that is very bitter. The finish is dry with an aftertaste of citrus hops and rye.

A medium bodied beer with a medium-strong level of carbonation. A medium-strong level of creaminess.

An extremely flavorful Rye IPA that is very bitter without being harsh and featuring some interesting hops character. The Mosaic seems to bring some tropical fruit and earthiness to the citrus and pine of the other American Hops. A lively and enjoyable beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours clear ruby copper red with a huge creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is spicy rye, sweet nutty caramel malts, and resiny piney hops. Fades as it sits in the glass.

The flavor is spicy rye and sweet caramel malt with a big resiny, slightly charred hop bitterness. Some plastic notes come out as it sits. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a nice hoppy double red with some rye. Better a little cold, fades as it sits.

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4.96/5  rDev +21.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle pours not a black,yet dark brown. head is light khaki. looks light in color,. lacing is medium and head is minimal yet present .nice carmel look, but not what I expected out of a BIPA... smell is ok. not intense, buddy, taste is slightly sweet and fruity with enough hop, for the style, with much balance. good amount of rye which adds another depth of spic and earthiness. mouthfeel is a highlight, with a lot to offer, light to medium body and exceptable smooth and creamy on the palate. overall would like to revisit on tap.. fish and chips are good here, however salmon fish might be better. french onion soup, something with body and richness. bacon wrapped scallops. the spice of the rye seems to compliment spicy food such as buffalo wings or thai chili/food,

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Road Warrior Imperial Rye India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,020 ratings.