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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

930 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 930
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 30
Gots: 137 | 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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3.92/5  rDev -3.7%

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4.3/5  rDev +5.7%

Poured from a 12 oz stubby brown bottle into a clear glass tulip. Best by space on label but blank. Single purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Murky brown but clears as the glass empties with 1-finger of frothy beige head with good retention and a nice web of lacing at the top of the glass. (4)

S: Very rustic, earthy aroma with an excellent mix of lemony-grapefruit and herbal honeysuckle aroma. Light and medium crystal malts lend a touch of sweetness. There is a grassy edge as well to this wonderful beer. No yeast and minimal alcohol aroma. (4.25)

T: Flavor does not drop off at all -- I like the grassy, herbal yet floral edge to the hops flavor, it is very unique and inviting. There are some citrus characteristics too with lemon and grapefruit and pine resin pushing into the picture too. The light and medium crystal malts provide a good countering sweetness. The grassy, rustic finish is exceptional. Road Warrior is an underrated beer. Alcohol flavor provides a bit of an undercurrent of sweetness. (4.5)

M: Medium body with a nice dry finish and low-ish carbonation. (4)

O: Road Warrior is a nice diamond in the rough -- rustic and earthy but with plenty of hop citrus and pine resin coupling with the light crystal maltiness. Great beer.

argock, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark ruby red over an amber background. Massive head with excellent retention and lacing. Very nice complex nose of citrus and tropical hops, a hint of spicy hops and rye over a caramel and biscuit malt sweet base. Medium body with an almost creamy texture. Slightly above normal carbonation with a good effervescent finish. The bold flavor profile is complex, but falls a bit short on balance. It begins with a blend of hop flavor that has a sweet caramel undertone, then rapidly flows into the bitter aspects that predominate the middle. The spicy rye notes assert themselves as you adjust to the mostly pine bitterness with small amounts of dank, tropical and citrus hop flavor. The finish is where the alcohol predominates and lingers over a receding bitterness and fading sweetness that, unfortunately, is out of balance. You get the nice alcohol burn at the back of the throat, but the lingering aftertaste is a bit astringent.

tillmac62, Sep 22, 2014
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Road Warrior Imperial Rye India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 930 ratings.