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Matcha Super Green Yuzu IPA - Red Brick Brewing Company

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Matcha Super Green Yuzu IPA
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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.13%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: khargro2 on 05-16-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Formerly Zen Garden Green Tea Yuzu IPA
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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 10
Reviews by MasterfulIdiot:
Photo of MasterfulIdiot
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip glass. The liquid is a nice hazy straw / orange color with a couple little floaties in there, and a few streams of bubbles rising to the top. The modest off-white head is about one finger thick and fades quickly but leaves some nice lace.

Aroma is resiny, dank hops along with green tea. Nice, crisp, and grassy.

Flavor follows the nose - resiny hops and some green tea and grass. Swallow is a bit spicy like peppercorns, reminding me of a white IPA. There's a little bit of bitterness on the finish, and then the aftertaste is all green tea and grass. I think this could have been better with less resiny hops, but really nice overall.

Mouthfeel is moderately thick, with only a moderate amount of carbonation. I feel like a bit more carbonation would have improved it.

Overall, a solid beer from a solid brewery - interesting flavors, and it's well put-together.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours into an imperial nonic a dull slight hazed orange infused golden with a half finger sticky white head atop.Light citrus and leafy hops in the nose along with sugary sweetness.Citrusy hops really hit upfront on the palate with some herbal/leafiness as well,moderately sweet in the finish,there is something that lingers in the aftertaste that takes the flavor score down a notch,the yuzu tea is just a little different.Not a bad beer but not something I would really seek out to buy again.

Photo of chinchill
3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Shared 22oz bottle.
Standard looking.
Very nice aroma with high complexity for style. The flavor is a bit of a mess. Mild bitterness for style.

Photo of weirdohappy
4.25/5  rDev +19%

I very much enjoyed this. For an ipa it was what I expected. Have been drinking a lot of lambiac lately so this was a nice change

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Appearance: mostly clear yellow. Thin whitish head. A bit drab.
Smell: I guess that's the Yuzu tea hinted at. Never at Yuzu tea but there's a "tea-ish" hint in the nose. Pretty oh hum other than that.
Taste: very dry and bitter, a hint of tea.
Overall: not my cup of tea I guess.

Photo of ThickNStout
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 6.99. Bottled 7/9/14. Served in a Red Brick snifter.

Pours hazy orange gold with a finger and a half pale head. The foam slowly melts away to leave a thick cap, depositing large sheets of lace.

Smells of rind, green tea, fruit, grass and a vague caramel sweetness.

Lots of green tea flavor that pretty much dominates with notes of citrus, grass, cracker, black pepper, earth, floral and faint honey. Interesting that the tea almost seems just as bitter as the hops.

Moderately oily, medium body with fairly sharp carbonation. A bitter, lingering finish of herbal tea, peels and more hints of that sweet malt.

This drinks as I imagine a hop tea would. Not my favorite but it has a different take on the style that I enjoyed for at least the one bottle.

Photo of SplitsAtoms
2.85/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 22-ounce bottle.

Was really looking forward to trying this one as Hoplanta is one of my favortie local IPAs.

Matcha Super Green starts off alright but after about 5 or 6 sips the tea flavor just completely takes overthe whole operation, rendering this almost unfinishable. Great effort from red brick on trying something new, but this would be better in a small format, maybe in a flight.

Photo of Zach136
4.27/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle, Red Brick Belgian Snifter.

A - Deep yellow, pretty clear, one finger white head that dissipates to a lasting collar and leaves good lacing.

S - Moderate intensity citrus and pine hop aroma.

T - Big resiny hop bitterness. Notes of pine sap and citrus peel mostly. Mild malt character rounds it out nicely, but doesn't sweeten the beer too much. The adjuncts are fairly mild, but pretty well integrated into the beer overall. Light herbal, earthy, tea notes mostly, very little yuzu per say but I may be confusing that with some of the fruity hop character.

M - Medium light bodied, but a sticky hop oil finish.

O - Very well done brew from Red Brick. I have to say, I was a bit afraid when I heard about this beer coming down the line, but I am duly impressed. It's a great hoppy beer first and foremost, with an added adjunct complexity that doesn't overwhelm, and pairs nicely with the chosen hops. A+.

Photo of mothmanscott
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, with particulates, deep gold/pale amber producing 1.5 fingers of frothy, eggshell, short lived head that leaves a thin wash of lace made up of rings, streaks & motes. Aroma is an earthy caramel with hints of grass, rind of grapefruit & lemon, tropical fruit, & floral/herbal hops; juniper, spice, honey & green tea. Taste is tea with hints of juniper, tropical fruit, pithy grapefruit, grass & earthy floral hops, caramel & cracker malt, pepper & a faint hint of honey. The sip is fronted by bitterness that dominates into the finish where it becomes progressively sweeter & fairly balanced early in the aftertaste until the pith, pine, bitter tea dominate. Mouthfeel has a thick medium body with moderate carbonation, tongue coating wet, oily, slick & sharp.

Photo of Jadjunk
3.75/5  rDev +5%

"Resolve your yin and yang and awaken your true brew destiny with this IPA infused with Rishi Matcha Super Green Yuzu tea. Earthy, grassy and bright citrus notes balance on a katana blade with the humble touch of sweet honey malt. Take a sip and honor the Super Matcha warrior spirit within, unleashing the skill and fortune of a great brew ninja." Brewed in the style of an American IPA with green tea flavor added. Available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a Red Brick snifter. Served above 54º Fahrenheit.

Pours a creamy ecru white head over a moderate amber body with varied pulpy sediment in tow and moderate clarity with a mild haze. Retention is average at best, lacing is light and spotty. The aroma details a mild but approachable hop aroma, with notes of tropical fruit, grapefruit, lemon and a pinch of peppery herbal hop character. A mildly sweet, clean pale malt body keeps the grain bill simple and focus on the hops. The impact of the Rishi tea isn't very noticeable in the aroma, otherwise it blends in seamlessly with the hop profile. The flavor is much more assertively bitter up front and to the finish, with a continuation on mild but enjoyable tropical fruit notes, pithy grapefruit, and spicy floral hop notes. Finally the tea creeps into the picture with an herbal acidic lemony note here and there, adding a welcome touch of complexity to the beer. This is a surprisingly bitter IPA in flavor. Textures include a slick, oily, mildly dry front, with moderately assertive spritely carbonation making for a moderately crisp mouthfeel. The body of this beer is decidedly a notch shy of medium for the style, and medium overall. Balance is slightly bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is very low, off characters nonexistent. Altogether I found this a very flavorful American IPA with a nice, bold bitterness and an accessible hop flavor to pair. The Green Rishi tea flavor manages to bridge the flavor smoothly, leaving the consumer guessing how much of the flavor comes from the tea and how much comes from the hops, as they collectively deliver lots of flavor. Overall, I hope to see this beer keep a place in the Red Brick lineup, as I felt it sat more current with the IPA trends than Hoplanta, and like most Red Brick beers, can be a worthy bargain for the reasonable price you pay.

Red Brick Brewing Company's
Matcha Super Green Yuzu IPA
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Matcha Super Green Yuzu IPA from Red Brick Brewing Company
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