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: 1,020
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 31
Gots: 172 | 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

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(Beer added by: Wrigleyf on 04-22-2014)
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4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bomber into my Unibroue tulip. Best before December 15th, 2014.

A a cloudy, ruddy, burnt orange body is sealed by a lasting peach finger. Sandy lacing, thin tears, superior retention.

Potent aromatics, the nose suffused with spicy, herbaceous, resinous hops balanced by woody faintly grainy malt/rye notes. A slight orange-water floral element sneaks in as well, maybe from dry hopping with Amarillo.

Intensely sweet but with a forward complex bitterness that stands up to the malt bill. Grass, toast, pine, forest floor, peppercorn, jasmine, etc. The rye comes through in the dry earthy finish. Very good.

Rich medium bodied mouthfeel with good carbonation. A touch warming from the alcohol, but still refreshing.

A big, substantial, rewarding flavor bomb, if a bit sweet.

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3.9/5  rDev -4.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.52/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.04/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.9/5  rDev -4.2%

Dark amber pour with a nice fluffy head, that even tho is small, is not in any rush, slowly receding to the long-lasting thin, sticky lace.
Spicy rye keeps the hops under control on the nose, with some grapefruit and light tropical notes passing through. Caramel, some floral honey notes, bread, leafy hops.
Taste serves up sweet honeydew melon, pineapple, peach, faint mango and tangerine, quickly shoved aside by spicy toasted rye bread and grassy hops. Grapefruit develops and lingers, with a nice lifting caramel note, pinched by a small floral note. Some black tea, pine and rough leafy hops finish it up, really bitter.
Dry tobacco lingering to the aftertaste, a bit of peppermint, light citrus, hop oils and the rich rye bread. Medium body and carbonation, with an abrupt conversion from sticky sweetness to bitter dryness.
A roughly hopped Imperial IPA, nice spicy rye. Manly, but unpolished.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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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.