Green Flash Hop Odyssey Imperial Red Rye IPA
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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Bigger, bolder, and hoppier is what you get in Green Flash’s Imperial Red Rye IPA...how unusual! This is quite possibly the most amount of flavor that can be packed into a glass of red ale. Columbus hops set the stage for the newly available Mosaic hops (released in 2013) to shine through the rich crystal malt base and a touch of rye malt adds a spicy dryness to accentuate the hop character further

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VRH (40) - Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Pours a rich bronze colour with nice beige head that fades relatively quickly. Aroma is an immediate blast of fresh crisp celery, dank pine, grass, & hints of onion. Flavours follow the nose with some creamy sweet malt mingling around the delicious bitter citrus zest, finishing with lots of white pepper and hints of stale bread. Mouthfeel is not as full as expected. The remarkably distinctive hop profile makes this a very enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2418) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
5 July 2013, tap at Green Flash brewery. Bright red/amber, clear, some bubbles. Nose is pink grapefruit, lemon rind. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Definitely rye malt, moderate alcohol, bitter grapefruit rind finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6022) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer. Pours dark amber with a rich beige head and a smoky aroma. There is a full-bodied red malt flavor with that sweet and raspy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10361) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours clear and darkly ruddy with a creamy beige head. Nice resin aroma. Med + body. Flavor is resin moving through citrus to fruit. Supporting sweet malt. Finishes with a nice spicy rye flourish. Extremely enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (2910) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Pours a dark red with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is floral with some fruity hops, lightly resiny and generally not overly aromatic, but nice... as it warms it kicks out a little bit more pine aroma.

The Flavor is pretty much like a double IPA, blindfolded I would be able to tell that this was a dark red beer. The bitterness level is moderate to high, but not unpleasant in any way, the hops are piney with a touch of citrus rind and some nice grapefruit. This isn’t overly boozy or sweet at all. Fairly low on malt character but what’s there is dry and almost dusty. Fishes nicely dry.


   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BK7 (695) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JUN 30, 2013
On tap at Venti’s south. Sweet and malty with mild piney bitterness. Not much rye. Descent brew but not well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1620) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2013
On tap at kegstand... hazy orange pour with hoppy citrus aroma..taste is similar...awesome

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2013
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a small off-white head. Aroma of herbs, grass, pine, and weed. Flavor of dank, herbs, grass, pine, rye, citrus, and some biscuit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (3316) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Red ale with a dirty tan head. Stinky danky aroma. What is it with these new mosaic hops? The taste is very sweet and bitter and floral from all those danky hops. Some would say citrusy taste and piny finish. Some. A bad ass ale, I’m just not used ti that aroma, but its getting there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3090) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Draught in a flight. Pours an amber color with some reddish tinges to it. Nose is pretty hop forward with some nice floral elements. Taste is bitter and smooth, with just a hint of the rye coming through. Very drinkable.

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