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Road Warrior Imperial Rye India Pale Ale | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Road Warrior Imperial Rye India Pale AleRoad Warrior Imperial Rye India Pale Ale
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4.07/5
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1,343 Ratings
Road Warrior Imperial Rye India Pale AleRoad Warrior Imperial Rye India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
greenflashbrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Imperial Rye IPA is brewed in the name of our Road Warriors—the sales team who tirelessly hit the streets, traveling from town to town and pub to pub sharing the Green Flash experience. Road Warrior™ charges full flavor forward. Columbus and Mosaic hops, rich crystal and spicy rye malts pave the way for Mosaic and Amarillo dry-hopping to boldly shine through in the finish. Raise a glass to those who never settle!

Added by Wrigleyf on 04-22-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,514
Reviews:
189
Ratings:
1,343
pDev:
9.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
312
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,343 |  Reviews: 189
Photo of chefduff2
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of h4ger
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wtkphoto
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OGdirty
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cooker_stp
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bhuenke
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbl_delta
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated "best by 12 Nov 2015" (so it's a little past its prime) into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown, with a thin tan head. Initial impression is spicy rye and hops. Medium mouthfeel. Very smooth and easy to drink - alcohol is quite well hidden. Slightly dry finish. Really well-balanced. I'd definitely keep this in the fridge if I could find it consistently.

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Photo of MasterRigger
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Swright752
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DOCRW
3.45/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mxsummar
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Review taken from notes 2014

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Photo of rajendra82
4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The body of the beer was a deep reddish shade of amber. The color was very attractive, but the appearance was muddied a bit by the cloudiness typical of beers with a high proportion of rye grains. The head formation was two fingers thick, creamy, and very stable. The aroma was heavenly as the grapefruit and pine from the hops mingled with the spice from the rye. The taste delivered a citric and earthy hop assault, which was followed by an herbal flavor and berry like sweetness, that slowly gave way to a dry, toasty, grainy finish with a touch of spice. The aftertaste was spicy and dry. The beer felt substantial across the palette, and felt like it possessed a body similar to a barleywine. I love this bold rye showcase.

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Photo of BKotch
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz bomber into tulip glass to a deep burnt caramel with a 1/2 inch head that disappears quickly but leaves good lacing. Large amount of floating sediment and high carbonation. I got this beer as and fellow road warrior and a big fan of rye. Good beer overall

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Photo of UnderStageMan
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Expiration date of 26 Nov 15. Sampled on November, 21, 2015. So I made it by that much!

Very handsome looking mahogany amber pour with a lasting off-white head an great clarity.

Enticing aroma of roasted malts and floral and pine hops.

Medium body.

The taste feels a tad astringent but I get a decent malt character and a forward floral hop character that lingers briefly. Tastes like mulch at the end.

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Photo of drawbackwards
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mojo
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OtisBeer
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jsf14
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

What can be said. I find most of green flash's offerings delightful. And this is no exception. Gorgeous ruby red color. Spicy rye and hops galore. Bravo.

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Road Warrior Imperial Rye India Pale Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,343 ratings
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