Hop Odyssey Imperial Red Rye | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ArrogantB on 05-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 8
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Salted Pig in Riverside, CA.

Pours a clear orange-red with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and herbal flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice balance of citrus and herbal hops in the aroma and flavor.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

On tap @ Farmhouse

A - Medium amber colour; slightly translucent with a thin layer of dirty white head.

S - Sweet toffee and dark caramel. Some citrus and tropical fruit notes behind the malt bill.

T - Big bitterness with citrus, pine and lighter tropical fruit flavours. Spicy rye, toffee, dark caramel, touch of chocolate. Warming alcohol throughout.

M - Medium body. Somewhat dry. Light carbonation.

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4.03/5  rDev -1%
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.

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4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at the Brick Store Pub. A beautiful beer in appearance, with a burnished cherry wood color but a scant head. Aromas of thick, resinous hops on a base of light treacle. The taste is very, very dry- especially surprising given the slightly treacly aromas. The spicy rye makes a noticeable appearance and perhaps even drys it out a bit too much. Tightly wound, it's slow to open up, but then reveals a bitter chocolate top-note. Dry but full in the mouth. This one has some flaws, but the flavors are big and intriguing. I enjoyed it.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Hop Odyssey Imperial Red Rye from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 75 ratings