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Hop Odyssey Imperial Red Rye - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Hop Odyssey Imperial Red Rye
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ArrogantB on 05-07-2013)
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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-13-2013 18:02:58 | More by djre4orm
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blkdth1313

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Tyler's tap room in Aoex, NC. Serious place by the way. Check it out!

Great gear like nose and taste. Gear means pot! Wish I could smoke it!

Hop heads rejoice and drink this fresh wherever you find it. It is awesome and really well balanced and drinkable.

Peace!

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2013 00:16:11 | More by blkdth1313
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ortie

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-09-2013 12:09:35 | More by ortie
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mwz5021

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-06-2013 18:00:28 | More by mwz5021
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice blood red, translucent, yellowish fluffy head, plenty lace. Piny, sticky, resinous hops, light citrus, caramel sweetness, sweet sticky bread. Fairly heavy bitterness, pine resin, caramel malt sweetness. Body is full, sticky and rich. Carbed well, alcohol is subdued, drinks easy.

Great imperial red....like hop head on steroids. Yum

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2013 21:30:55 | More by EgadBananas
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ThinkRedEsq

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-30-2013 13:54:26 | More by ThinkRedEsq
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henskejk

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-30-2013 03:55:27 | More by henskejk
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LegalBrew87

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-28-2013 15:35:34 | More by LegalBrew87
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KevT

California

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

05-27-2013 18:56:03 | More by KevT
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MigueLitros

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-24-2013 19:31:50 | More by MigueLitros
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Nugganooch

California

4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hop Odyssey Imperial Red Rye brewed with Mosaic hops

On tap at Green Flash Brewing – 16oz pour tulip glass
*05/16/13

A: Deep crimson colored body with some solid conditioning on display. Has a very nice clarity to it. All capped under a thick foam layer of light khaki froth. Astounding hang time on this one, my glass is left with a mess of runny tracked lacing. Really a great looking red.

S: Smells like tropical fruit juice with highlights of mango, grapefruit, and guava. There is a firm pine presence as well and a bit of caramel malt sweetness emitting. Dash of raisin spice bread there but otherwise very abundant with the fruity tropical’s.

T: Taste starts with a dank medley of juicy hop flavors. Mango, grapefruit, and pine are stand out. A bit of spicy guava hits later on and eventually gives way to some more traditional red flavors of caramel malts, dried fruits/raisin, and crusty bread. There is an upper moderate amount of bitterness to the beer and the alcohol is almost completely disguised. I get just a fleeting glimpse of crisp rye spice at the finish and it seems to work really well with the overall beer. Balance of flavors is really great. Totally digging this one.

M: Moderately full body on nice upper carbonation lends a great smooth and creamy texture to the brew. There is light drying on the finish with resinous and oily lingering after effect

D: Overall a great Imperial Red with balance between the malt profile and tropical/piney hop goodness. Mosaics are where it is at and I think they work great in an Amber here. Would gladly have more of this one.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2013 23:24:09 | More by Nugganooch
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-20-2013 15:28:51 | More by Daniellobo
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BuffaloBill12

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

05-19-2013 19:31:13 | More by BuffaloBill12
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clayrock81

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Lynnhaven Pub in Va Beach which was a very pleasant surprise. Poured a brown tinted auburn with two finger head and lace ring down glass. An intense hoppy smell, your standard citric zip with touch of grape and the rye malt makes itself known in both aroma and actual beer. Smooth, fuller bodied, the rye malt gives off a dry edge and not much sweetness from the malts, but there is a little, and the hops balance/mix well as there is a smattering of earthy, sharp hops. Has that IPA flavor hop heads love with a little extra from the rye and the ABV helps give the backbite a kick in the pants. Overall, a solid beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2013 12:35:39 | More by clayrock81
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-11-2013 22:15:55 | More by kylehay2004
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-08-2013 22:35:30 | More by nickfl
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Steve907

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-07-2013 12:20:01 | More by Steve907
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ArrogantB

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Hamilton's this was a nice surprise. Red color, whew! I'm sweating! Aroma of spice and hops, must be the rye. Flavor is sort of thick hops a bit of caramel some spice which I assume could be the rye or the hops but either way it worked. Very west coast style beer and I almost wanted to add this as a double IPA because it felt so hoppy. Good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2013 02:43:35 | More by ArrogantB
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Hop Odyssey Imperial Red Rye from Green Flash Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.