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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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dr_Fellini (389) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2013
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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bauzen (8) - - SEP 18, 2013 does not count
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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (864) - Poway, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1025) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2013
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (8300) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2013
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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1621) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2013
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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3751) - - APR 18, 2014
big bottle. new labeling. called "road warrior" imperial rye ipa. 9.0%abv. clear red with a nice whipped cream colored head with excellent lacing. tea notes from the rye in aroma. palate is superb with full body and creamy. really easy for 9 and heavy hop addtions. toasty bread flavors with earthy rye, leaves, and balanced but assertive hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gmellison (415) - Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
On tap at choice city. Pours a clear amber with great off white head. Aroma is caramel, some hops, earthiness, toast. Flavor is hoppy, but a big sweet malty character, finishing with a bitter, spicy rye flavor. Full bodied, and hides its booze quite well

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
S_Side_Smitty (444) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2013
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.


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