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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

985 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 985
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 32
Gots: 154 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Wrigleyf on 04-22-2014)
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4.4/5  rDev +8.1%

mev126, Oct 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Donkster46, Oct 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Cr1ms0nGh0st, Oct 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

An IPA done well.

Tomasipoi, Oct 24, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Westbrook pint glass.

A: Very dark bronze, fairly hazy, with a thick two-finger dense tan head that has great retention for a hoppy beer. Modest visible carbonation. Darker than I had anticipated, but it's pretty.

S: Resin, citrus rind, and bready spicy malts...pretty much straightforward for the style, and as expected.

T: Bitterness hits you up front – thick resin and very bitter grapefruit pith hops, thick toasted rye-bread malts in the middle, then more lemon and pine tree bitterness with some vegetal and floral aspects around the edges. It finishes out with some alcohol heat, and some faint residual malt sugars fighting against the lingering bitterness.

M: Fairly heavy-bodied, low carbonation sensation. The alcohol is noticeable though doesn't seem overdone.

O: Tasty, but this is big – the big big ABV taste, the big malt bill, and big bitterness. An in-your-face west coast IPA for sure in IBUs, but it lacks the interplay of the hop flavor profiles that the more interesting ones have. Almost a heavy-handed Stone bitterness quality at the end. Enjoyable, but nothing I'd wish they would make year-round.

macrosmatic, Oct 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Nat1975, Oct 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

thkrb99, Oct 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

JPWestCoastIPA, Oct 20, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

GregStoner, Oct 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Mississippi, Oct 19, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev -17.4%

cincycraftbeerfan, Oct 19, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -5.4%

Justin8mypants, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

cbcrunch, Oct 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

A - Amber red, a touch of clarity, and sticky lace left all over the glass

A - Citrus and pine hops, sweetness.

T - toffee, grapefruit, citrus, bread, and a boozy aftertaste. Well balanced, tasty as hell

M - Medium bodied and well carbonated.

O - GF knocks it out of the park, like usual. Awesome brew!

BeerDawgs, Oct 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

mikerieder, Oct 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

EnojysAnyBeer, Oct 17, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

dd43, Oct 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Buttstallion, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

bleedsblu, Oct 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

This was a "wow" beer for me. I was not expecting the unique flavor that I got from it.
It was plenty bitter, plenty of malty balance, but an unidentifiable flavor just kept me sipping for more.
Delicious stuff; I'll be having more. On-tap at Hop In Brew in Calgary, OCT 15, 2014

MAB, Oct 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

Userme59, Oct 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

bcsbeer, Oct 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Meyers1023, Oct 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

ThurmondTX, Oct 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

ZachKelly, Oct 14, 2014
Road Warrior Imperial Rye India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 985 ratings.