Dr_Fellini (161) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Hollingshead Deli. Pours a beautifully deep reddish-pinkish-brownish color with a lasting light tan head. Gorgeous looking beer. Aroma is a delightful mix of rye, citrusy, tropical fruit hoppiness, with a small hint of caramel. Taste is a good amount of bitterness and tropical fruit sweetness, with some rye shining through, but not overpowering. Well carbonated with a medium body and a lingering bitterness and sweetness. Definitely one of my new favorites. Well played Green Flash. You continue to impress.
Bauzen (8) - - SEP 18, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank it from a mason jar. Very little head upon receiving it, so I can't comment on that. Aesthetically, it's a dreamy dark red with less than average carbonation, but it's certainly not flat.
Just by the color, you can tell it's a malty beer, and the smell gives off that vibe. The nose is complimented by spicy notes alongside the grapefruit and pine. A really pleasant aroma.
Flavor is a mix between an Imperial IPA and an American Strong Ale. I catch the rye with every sip, but the malt gives balances the hops nicely. It's bitter, spicy, fruity, and dry on the finish. Thankfully the ABV is right where it needs to be to compliment all the flavors and make the experience memorable.
Outstanding beer... Another excellent offering from Green Flash and my new favorite Rye Pale Ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
skmikeg (615) - Poway, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a reddish copper with a one finger off white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of spicy rye, resinous pine, citrus, freshly baked sourdough bread, and caramel. Taste is pine citrus (mainly grapefruit), fresh sourdough bread, and sweet malts. Has a medium-full body with a super creamy mouthfeel, and a bitter, long finish. Overall, a very nice rye IPA.
574deadzone (762) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours a hazed amber-orange with thinner khaki head that leaves a thick wall of intricate lace behind. Nose involves lots of spicy and herbal hops, some caramel and toffee, orange citrus, some rustic rye and dusty yeast. Somewhat sweet, nicely bitter. Full bodied, oily, creamy, softer action, with a spicy rye finish. Really nice brew, big but not overly so, with lots of fun hop and rye elements and a good malt backbone.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
TURDFERGUSON (3749) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Tyler’s Durham. Perfect after-work pint. Deep reddish, sticky off white lace, small head that lasts. Nose of rye, tropical fruits, citrus, light resin, caramel malts. Flavor is similar--good amount of bitterness, more rye, pithy citrus, pretty nice balance, light booze but overall well hidden. This is kinda what I wish arrogant bastard tasted more like, but I know it’s clearly supposed to be a different style of beer. Like a boss.
rbrazell (1310) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Proof. Amber color pour with a white head. Massive citrus and piney hop aroma with spicy and caramel malts. Bready rye grains, caramel sweetness flavor with big tropical, resiny and piney hops. Creamy, smooth body with a lengthy bitter end. Damn fine beer.
S_Side_Smitty (333) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours red-amber with a medium light tan head. Aroma is rye and hops. Taste is a beautiful blend of rye, pine, tangerine, and a little malt. Well balanced & smooth with a clean bitter finish.
maxwelldeux (2713) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
bhensonb (9835) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.