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Green Flash Hop Odyssey Imperial Red Rye IPA
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RATINGS: 53   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5595) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Draft at blue monk, deeper copper pour. Full mouthfeel. Big bitterness, citrusy hops. Balanced but all about the hops. Enough malts to save your palate. Very nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scarletfire65 (904) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Draft, 4th Ave Pub, before the Furthur show. Deep reddish brown pour. The nose is booze and spicy rye. Full bodied, heavy on the palate. A lot going on here, it’s very complex. Rye, spice, pine, citrus, oaky, woody, herbal.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (398) - - JUL 11, 2013
On tap. Pours a very dark mahogany. Smooth notes of grass and hops. Quite bitter up front but finishes nicely. Tastes strong ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VRH (43) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2534) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6300) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10688) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3132) - 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.

liftin’

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BK7 (720) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1661) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2013
On tap at kegstand... hazy orange pour with hoppy citrus aroma..taste is similar...awesome


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