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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: 932
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 30
Gots: 136 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

theschmooz, May 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

sneaks2210, May 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

4Socialanxiety, May 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

jopezu, May 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

SocalKicks, May 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

AndrewScottPentland, May 21, 2014
Photo of srandycarter
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had to go up North to Del Mar fair today to enter my homebrews and thought I would stop by Green Flash for the first time.

A - Clear red with a brown hue. Tons of thick root beer type head, tons of cling lace. This one looks serious.

S - A little on the cold side, but the rye stands out the most, hops second and carmelly goodness third.

T - Nice. Sweet, but not cloying, as the rye and hops bitter it up perfectly. Big beer.

M - Viscous, creamy, good carb and terrific balance.

D - Pretty damn nice offering.

srandycarter, May 21, 2014
Photo of gillagorilla
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (new packaging, nothing in the Best By section)

A: Dark brown with an amber tinge. Nice thick foamy head that was about two pencils thick and diminished quickly. Good lacing. This is a beautiful dark IPA.

S: Loved that whiff of hops that I got when I opened this. Straight up pine trees is what that is. Floral and pungent.

T: Resinous and a bit sticky on the roof of the mouth. Lots of hops to go around. Seriously, just all hops, which Green Flash knows a lot about. Huge flavorful aftertaste that just won't quit.

M: Smooth, and almost creamy, like silk. A bit of carbonation can be felt in lightly surging bubbles.

O: Great new beer from Green Flash. I will say that I'm not a huge fan of the rebranding, but it is nice that they give a style, the ingredients, and a little summary of the beer. It does stand out though, just like the old labels did, but just in a different way, but they are quite dark.

gillagorilla, May 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

heatherzbeer, May 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

mothman, May 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Cynic-ale, May 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

khargro2, May 21, 2014
Photo of bsp77
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Brownish-copper with decent, light tan head.

Smell: Smells exactly like rye, Amarillo and Mosaic hops. Nice.

Taste: Malt body of caramel, biscuit and toffee. Fairly hoppy as well, tart grapefruit paramount and additional layers of tropical notes, orange and berry. Finish is fairly spicy with lingering grapefruit.

Feel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Fairly dry and crisp finish.

Overall: Nice, big Rye IPA. Dangerously drinkable as well.

bsp77, May 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

jeff1973, May 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jaydoc, May 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

brandonld23, May 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

jzeilinger, May 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Oidmoe, May 20, 2014
Photo of JohnCassillo
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into tulip -- beer was fairly fresh, bottled within past few weeks

A: Dark copper with a bit of an amber hue. Moderate head that took 5-10 minutes to dissipate, plus a decent amount of lacing left over.

S: Hoppy, as one would come to expect from any Green Flash offering. Pine and citrus notes prevail with a very small hint of rye.

T: It's all about the hops (again, not surprising), but they're actually balanced out nicely by the rye. Whereas most Green Flash IPAs can have a significant amount of bitterness to them (not a bad thing at all), this beer manages to keep that much more in check. It's sweet, yet floral; finishing with an herbal flavor.

M: Heavy on the front end, yet light on the back end. There's a moderate carbonation, but overall a very smooth and surprisingly not overly filling brew.

O: Like I mentioned above, this stands out among Green Flash's offerings because it's incredibly balanced and light (despite its 9 percent ABV). It has elements of an imperial red, but never quite commits all the way -- and same goes for its DIPA characteristics as well. An intriguing beer that lives up to its advertised purpose as a summer beer without sacrificing alcohol content at all.

JohnCassillo, May 19, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: A dark ruby/orange in color with a nice finger of off white head at the top, left a nice lacing around the glass as you drank it.

S: Caramel and malt throughout, with a nice rye on the tail end as well.

T: Lots of caramel and hop throughout with a nice rye and malt back bone, had a nice alcohol to it.

M: Medium bodied and medium carbonation, pretty smooth, slight stickyness as well.

O: Definitely one of the better beers I have had from green Flash, very tasty and well balanced, I loved this brew.

thedoubler55, May 19, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a copper color and a clear consistency. There was an inch and a half of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. OK lacing.

S: A powerful aroma of hops, pine, and some citrus. A typical DIPA flavor.

T: Tasted of a lot of hops, citrus, malt, and bit of the advertised rye. There was an unpleasantly harsh bitterness to this flavor. One expects a large dose of hops in any IPA, but a balance must be maintained. Not a bad flavor, but a bit overzealous.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is another slightly out of kilter beer. Green Flash is a very consistent brewer, but this one seems a bit off. Worth a shot, though.

avalon07, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

NJBeer265, May 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

nosavingsaccount, May 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

TTTBeer, May 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

rolltide8425, May 18, 2014
Road Warrior Imperial Rye India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 932 ratings.