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Green Flash Imperial Red Rye - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash Imperial Red Rye
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-29-2013)
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Reviews by Bauzen:
Photo of Bauzen
4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Drank it from a mason jar. Very little head upon receiving it, so I can't comment on that. Aesthetically, it's a dreamy dark red with less than average carbonation, but it's certainly not flat.

Just by the color, you can tell it's a malty beer, and the smell gives off that vibe. The nose is complimented by spicy notes alongside the grapefruit and pine. A really pleasant aroma.

Flavor is a mix between an Imperial IPA and an American Strong Ale. I catch the rye with every sip, but the malt gives balances the hops nicely. It's bitter, spicy, fruity, and dry on the finish. Thankfully the ABV is right where it needs to be to compliment all the flavors and make the experience memorable.

Outstanding beer... Another excellent offering from Green Flash and my new favorite Rye Pale Ale.

Bauzen, Jul 28, 2013
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Deep ruby garnet with a rosy dense head that lasts. Stratospheric lacing.

Smell is incredible. Huge juicy grapefruit, mangoes, lemons, hoppy, malty sweetness and rye presence is dominant and welcome. Unassuming but yet so alluring.

Goodnight Irene! Immediately you are transcended to a first class ticket to hop-rye paradise. Resinuous pine, juicy slices of mango, bits of grapefruit, and oh does the rye ever sparkle!. The balance is impeccable. Keeping this simple and real--it is great.

Mouthfeel is chewy, full-bodied and sticky sweet. Rye lingers accentuating the Mosaic. Stayed carbonated throughout.

Best in show. I just loved swishing this beast around during my session. A tremendously tremendous craft. This is crushable in every way. My personnel top 5. To this I say amen!

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4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at The Local Miami. Served in a Bell's pint glass.

A- Pours a ruby red color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains decently before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a light sheet of surface foam. Thin, semi-resilient cobwebs of lacing.

S- The usual west coast hop aroma per the Green Flash signature bouquet but there's a mild rye spiciness lingering beneath.

T- Medium-high bitterness that's similar to other hoppy reds but then there's that moderate complementary rye. Very smooth for the ABV. Balanced, easygoing, very good.

M- A bit sharp and dry. Medium carbonation and a body that's on the fuller side.

O- A simple but delicious red that's so drinkable one might actually call it sessionable but knocking back 3 or 4 pints of this could end badly.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 7/10/13 at Doherty’s East Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep coppery red color, with a short off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized rye malts, grassy hops and citrus.

T: The taste starts with a strong burst of hops bitterness that is quickly followed by some citrus and caramel sweetness. There’s some spice in the background. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, this is a good beer to drink for a long time.

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Green Flash Imperial Red Rye from Green Flash Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.