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: 1,023
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 31
Gots: 173 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of morimech
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Garnet color with one finger of dense head that never really settled. Heavy lacing is left down the glass.

The Mosaic hops are on display in the aroma. Dank aroma with notes of pine forest floor, citrus, and tropical fruit. Rye adds its spicy, rustic notes.

Very bitter that overwhelms the palate in quick order. Unfortunately this is at the cost of the hop and rye flavors. Half way down the glass I could barely taste anything. But what I did initially taste was a nice combination of rye and dank hops. Not sure if it is the best combination and I am sure it will not work for everyone. No sign of alcohol.

Medium body and good strength for an Imperial beer. Very nicely carbonated gives a good overall texture to the beer.

For drinkers always chasing the hop dragon. My palate was quickly fatigued by the bitterness. Does posses some excellent flavor before everything goes away.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of KomodoDragon
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Deep copper coloring, Big head with wonderful lacing. Some suspended particles an haziness

S - Nice fresh grass and rye smell

T - Harty caramel malt upfront gives way to a bready rye finish. Quite dry. Hints of anise. High alcohol mostly unnoticeable.

M - Heavy, thick feel.

Solid dry rye entry. Little rough around the edges, lacking a crispness or complexity of other imperial IPA. But wonderful maltiness and rye flavors, enjoyable to sip.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of trevorpost
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of kaseydad
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice ruby colored, clear ale with a big foamy cream colored ale. Good lacing.

Nice rye whiffs from the get-go. Big and bold. Pine, rubber, and honey are the main players here. Not much else is coming through, which is just fine.

Taste is downright spicy and hoppy at the same time. Good blend of flavors. Big blasts of rye are in my face and I do not quiver. The general IPA flavors are there as well, but this is predominately a rye bomb. It's a big beer, but easily drinkable.

Good, hearty mouthfeel.

Overall this was a great experience. One of the more rye forward beers I have experienced and placing it with the Green Flash style of IPA can only make this a winner. Soooo much rye makes me want a pastrami with mustard. Who's buying?

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Flounder57
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger that has reduced to a frothy layer. It is a copper amber color with good vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Rye spiciness, caramel, tropical, citrus, floral, and a little booze.

Taste: on top of everything mentioned above, I pick up herbal hop flavor in the beer.

Mouthfeel: Lingering bitterness, boozy, low to medium carbonation, a little chewy, and medium to full bodied.

Overall: This beer got better as it warmed up. Nice flavor and some booziness in the rear too.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mactrail
3.45/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a dark orange-tinged amber in the Troubadour tulip with plenty of foam and swirls of suds around the glass. Deep perfumey aromas of fruity hops with pine and orange oil.

Rich and sweet with a hot aftertaste. The alcohol is quite prominent. Flavors of burnt toast and marmalade. The bitterness starts up early and carries on to the last. The fruit is quite massive. I'm thinking of scorched mango with a melon chaser. It has a winey intensity of peach syrup plus the grapefruit peel bitterness.

This is quite full of interesting and pleasing flavors, but it's a total biter hop bomb. Great for a short glass and sipping like whiskey, though. From the 22 oz bottle bought at The Market in Anacortes, Washington.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Road Warrior Imperial Rye India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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