Friday, July 25, 2014

Green Flash's Road Warrior is an imperial rye IPA, and it doesn't play around. It pours deep, dark bronze with a ton of head and persistent lace. The aroma is typical rye beer; apples, rich malt, caramel, some citrus. The flavor is bigger and more bitter than the nose implies. Smooth rye on the sip; then huge, bitter, aggressive pine hops in the finish. The 9.0% ABV shows up in the nose on the swallow. This is a big beer.