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Rayon Vert - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,313 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,313
Reviews: 419
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 45
Gots: 94 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ocelot2500 on 12-14-2011)
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Photo of HopToIt420
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Rayon Vert is what I drink when I am not in the mood for something as "in your face" as a west coast IPA. Another good beer from Green Flash. Golden color with a nice head (had this in a pilsner glass). Smooth mouthfeel with a little bit of lemon curd, grapefruit, and honeysuckle on the palate which is highlighted by a much more citrus driven hop characteristic than the West Coast IPA. Good solid beer for hop lovers that aren't looking to take a nap after putting down a big IPA.

HopToIt420, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of fatbatcat
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

fatbatcat, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of Joshgonzales79
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Joshgonzales79, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of ryanpj
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

ryanpj, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer poured with a ridiculous amount of head. I mean honestly, I had to suck down foam twice just to get this thing into the glass! The foam sticks around for awhile too; the beer itself is a light coppery haze that when held up to the light becomes golden.

S- Very sweet and citrusy in the nose.

Taste - Very balanced, not nearly as sweet as I would have believed from the nose alone. There is still a lot of sweet malt flavor here but it plays fairly nicely with some peppery hop bits. Quite a flavorful gulp!

Mouthfeel - Solid presence here, not watery and not anything you will choke on.

Overall - I am very impressed with this beer. It is quite a bit hoppier than I would expect from a belgian pale ale but quite tasty. Color me a big fan of this beer.

Bowdoinbeerboy, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of BeerHunter76
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

BeerHunter76, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of Bonis
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Bonis, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of swaghawk
4/5  rDev +4.4%

swaghawk, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of 4Socialanxiety
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

4Socialanxiety, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of imasloth
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aged three months in chiller.

A- Dull orange with sizable almond-coloured head and some lacing.

S- Sweet, floral, and fruity hops (pineapple and passionfruit) ... even cidery (apple) aroma.

T- Bretty, but subdued. Dry in swallow with cidery finish. Hoppy throughout with tropical fruits.

M- Medium body, notable carbonation, smooth with nice afterfeel (hop-oil coating?).

O- Very tasty beer. Would certainly by in a four pack again.

imasloth, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of DavyJones
1.5/5  rDev -60.8%

DavyJones, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of Bfarr
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden copper with a huge foamy off-white head. Sweet, yeasty, herbal, and spice aromas. Tropical fruit and brett herbal funk. Light hop linger. Sharp feel with a semi-dry finish.

A great beer if served warmer to bring everything that’s available in this beer. A nice sipping PA. It pours rather uneven and the feel is rather distracting at times, but the aroma is great and the flavor is very balanced and rewarding.

Bfarr, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of szmnnl99
4/5  rDev +4.4%

szmnnl99, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of sammo
4.25/5  rDev +11%

sammo, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of NumberNone
4.25/5  rDev +11%

NumberNone, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of woosterbill
4.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to vonschplieffen for tossing one of these my way - my first CT-purchased Green Flash brew. Most welcome!

A: Clear medium amber body with tons of carbonation rising up to maintain the majestic 2 inch head of off-white froth. Huge amounts of chunky lace. Absolutely gorgeous.

S: Terrifically fresh, vibrant aroma of spicy, phenolic minerality and herbal, floral, honeyed, pollen-like notes. Awesome.

T: All the spicy, floral goodness of the nose, plus a bit of bready malt and a bitter, herbal, hop-tinged finish. Long, dry, aftertaste. Great.

M: Light-to-medium body, lots of fine, bubbly carbonation. Good.

O: I honestly didn't know this was a Brett beer until after I'd already written my review, but that helps make its unique floral characteristics make a bit more sense. It certainly didn't strike me as funky at all, just really fresh and outdoorsy. The price is a bit steep ($12.50/4-pack), but it's undoubtedly one of my favorite American-made BPAs.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of larryi86
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- A very hazy orange with a massive white head.

S- Brett, funk, tart lemons, earthy spices, touch of grapefruit.

T- Great funk, nice sour lemon taste from the Brett, touch of pepper, some hop bitterness in the finish, earthy spices.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A really good beer, and worth trying if you like Brett. I would like to how this ages, definitely will buy this again!

larryi86, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of Reswald
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Reswald, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of loving44
4.63/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours honey orange with huge amounts of white head into my Duvel glass. Great head retention and lacing.

S: yeasty, lemon peel, grapefruit, black pepper

T: Amazing. Citrus, black pepper, honey, melon, fruity yeast esters with a nice crisp hoppy finish. It reminds me of Juicy Fruit gum in a way, but with a nice citrus finish that helps balance the sweetness. Hardly any alcohol burn.

Overall: I really, really like this BPA. The fact that I can get it insanely fresh here in San Diego is the icing on the cake.

One of the few beers that have inspired m to write a review in a while. Get some if you can!

loving44, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of mbs11
4.25/5  rDev +11%

mbs11, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of Naterobsnyk4
2/5  rDev -47.8%

Naterobsnyk4, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of TheBishopco
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

TheBishopco, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of JSchock7
4.25/5  rDev +11%

JSchock7, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of dgeebs07
4/5  rDev +4.4%

dgeebs07, Jun 23, 2012
Rayon Vert from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,313 ratings.