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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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BA SCORE
81
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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | 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:
Formerly Zen Garden Green Tea Yuzu IPA

(Beer added by: khargro2 on 05-16-2014)
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Reviews by MasterfulIdiot:
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3.65/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

MasterfulIdiot, Jul 25, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%

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.

oberon, Aug 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

dankjohn, Jul 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

cjgator3, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Keith_R, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

drummerguy, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

DerekCarruth, Sep 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

100200300, Aug 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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.

cindyjeffsmith, Wednesday at 11:31 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

DerrickW, Jul 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

Lionhearted1987, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of ThickNStout
3.39/5  rDev -4.8%

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.

ThickNStout, Jul 22, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -21.3%

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.

SplitsAtoms, Jul 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

GABrew, Aug 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

DarthKostrizer, Aug 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

thatoneguymike, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

KG710, Jul 20, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

jaswilson2, Aug 04, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +7.9%

metsfan1, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

khargro2, May 16, 2014
Photo of Zach136
4.29/5  rDev +20.5%

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+.

Zach136, Jul 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

BUBBAatTEC, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

skelton00, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

sendbeer, Aug 23, 2014
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Matcha Super Green Yuzu IPA from Red Brick Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.