RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Bigger, bolder, and hoppier is what you get in Green Flashs 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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4406) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Pours a deep red brown on tap with creamy tan head and good lacing. Aroma of strong virus and floral hops with a hint of rye spice. Taste follows, nice bittersweet finish, almost no hint of the booze. Caramel and citrus are huge on the back end, really nice for being so big.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ffbot (382) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Whooooo, party down. This thing is a heavyweight. My bottle definitely said and felt more like 9% than 8.5. Either way, you dont taste the alcohol, rather a huge pine upfront with some subtle earthy notes, grass, citrus notes.... Rather interesting. Big on the hop bite, bitter but not too much, very well balanced. Id buy time and time again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Evolutionary (489) - Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Tap at mellow mushroom. Pour is deep amber with lingering froth head. Nose is weak a bit. Medium acrid feel up front an rye feel thick throughout. Smooth at times but alcohol cuts thru at other times.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (11012) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Spicy nose and flavor with caramel malts and a citrus peel hop bitterness. Since this was the previous release, its not as fresh as the Citra Session, but still as good or better...me thinks this musta been AWESOME in late spring."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanscourt (1395) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Having at headkeepers, big fan of eye IPAs. Nice rye flavor with fruity hop finish. Dry but approachable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4657) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Pours a seemingly rich and viscous reddish copper with just one finger of lacing tan head. Very hoppy aroma, nondescript but bright and green for sure. Some dank notes and citrus rind with some spicy notes. Intense flavor upfront, very sharp and firm bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (3330) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Draught at Under the Sun. Dark red color, white head. Bitter taste with hops, rye, grapefruit, resin, pine and caramel. Bitter finish with hops, rye and grapefruit. Excellent imperial IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gmellison (427) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (4006) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - 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 doesnt 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5403) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
On tap at the Brass Tap, poured a light amber red color with aromas of tropical fruits, some pine and a touch of berries. Flavors follow suit, a nice beer overall.

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