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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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Ratings: 1,067
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 36
Gots: 198 | 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:
Beer added by: Wrigleyf on 04-22-2014

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Ratings: 1,067 | Reviews: 147
Photo of adhokk7
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cambabeer
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought this would be better. Good beer, but nothing noteworthy, pretty cookie cutter DIPA.

Photo of jamesmk48
4.66/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of barneysdad
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerLover99
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marius
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iTunesUpdates
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow I love this beer. I don't know what it is but this hits a spot for me. I must love rye.

Photo of m0rgana
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DrMindbender
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerthulhu
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

- spiegelau ipa glass.

A: Strong effervesce within a glazed candy apple red colored body. Strong sense of clarity, almond colored, marshmellow fluff textured head is two inches and holds steadily. Meaty lace deposits sticks well to the glass walls.

S: Lightly dry peppery rye and barley with dry citrus grind. Light to medium sense of awareness.

T: Big, bold peppery start of the rye, dry citrus grind, dry pine and fennel spicing. Licorice and lingering peppery citrus fade. Silty black tea touch on the tongue with background nuances of dried banana-bubblegum yeastiness. Earthy scorched tree bark, some alcohol and rosy, pungent columbus hop flowers.

M: Spritzy carbonation factor, creamy medium body with a good malt support that turns chewy.

O: Overall big bold peppery rye presence that doesn't hold back, big toasted citrus and dry toasted malt support with a malty backbone and dry finish. An very good example of a rye based ipa.

Photo of CodyMiller
3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, rich, deep amber producing 2 fingers of somewhat lived, beige, finely bubbled head that leaves spidery strings of lacing. Aroma is spicy rye & dark malt, pumpernickel bread, grapefruit, tropical fruit & floral hops with some caramel, brown sugar. Taste is bready rye forward, rye spice, caramel, brown sugar, with a low grapefruit/tropical fruit hop intensity for the style. Sweet but with a lively bitter finish & alcohol spice that lingers in the aftertaste which becomes increasingly drier. The only truly bitter portion of the sip. As with some rye beers a metallic note emerges in the background & becomes most prominent in the aftertaste but is not detracting . Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, lightly prickly, creamy but also a little syrupy & slick, moderately chewy. This puts me in mind of what an Imperial Amber Ale, with rye added, might taste like.

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4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Segelstrom
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JDbudget87
4.72/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jfishe13313
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of J2A2
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wertschy
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

maltier than I might prefer...love the spicy notes....smells fantastic and is beautiful to look at....

Photo of CJNAPS
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gruss004
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice hearty ale. Thick mix of hops, rye, and malt. The malt seems a bit more noticable than I would hope for, but it's a good drinker. I'd be fine with another of this one.

Photo of stomioka
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Road Warrior Imperial Rye India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,067 ratings.