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Green Flash Hop Odyssey Imperial Red Rye IPA
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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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


3.4
   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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10345) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
On tap @ Ladyface. Pours a nice amber color with a tall off-white head. Big pine and citrus hop aroma. Grapefruit zest, tropical fruit, rye, and a bit of malt sweetness. Really nice citrus and pine hop flavors. Fairly bitter, some rye, tropical fruit, and a surprisingly restrained malt sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
On tap at Cole’s in Buffalo. Hoppy aroma. A good balance of grapefruit hops and a good maltiness. Very drinkable. Lacy. Some red coloured body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear red color with a thin frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of spicy, resin hops, berries, rye, toffee malts. The taste is herbal, resin hops, strong rye, fruity notes and toffee malts. Medium bodied, well balanced. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Sample at The Daily Growler. Deep reddish-orange color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of citrus, piney hops and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of resiny hops, tropical fruit and sweet malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a spicy hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle. Copper beer with a cream head. Big summer fruit and big grapefruit aroma. Caramel and light earth flavor with summer fruit and grapefruit. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Summer fruit and caramel linger with grapefruit and light earthiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6015) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (5968) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 11, 2013
On tap at Tapwerks. Pours a clear deep amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has a good amount of resin and pine with a backing of rye and shiny of grapefruit. Flavor starts with grapefruit and rye with a finish of pine and resin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
In short: A richly malted (lots of caramel and rye) and generously hopped (piney and citrusy) big red ale. Good beer.
How: Tap at Farmhouse Tap & Grill, Burlington VT.
The look: Clear dark red body topped by a persistent small beige head leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose has some fresh rye and a good hop presence that is piney citrusy herbal. In mouth the beer offers a nourishing body and a good carbonation, pleasant mouthfeel. Taste doesn’t let down. Plenty of crusty rye bread, succulent caramel, berries jam, toasted residual sugars, plenty of sandy piney and citrusy hops. Medium sweetness sensation and a bitterness of medium intensity. Nothing surprising here, it delivers pretty much what I was expecting from a respected brewery making Double IPA called Imperial Red Rye. Another good hoppy beer from California, one of the 49 states not known for its famous chainsaw massacre.


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