Road Warrior Imperial Rye IPA by Green Flash Brewing Company pours a beautiful rich red with aromatic aromas from the rye, Mosaic and Amarillo hops used in the dry-hopping rush forward as you continue to pour this amazing imperial rye IPA. Road Warrior Imperial Rye IPA by Green Flash Brewing Company is packed with spicy rye and crystal malts, Columbus, Mosaic, and Amarillo hops giving this full mouthfeel imperial rye IPA a mountain of great spicy flavors from hints of pine resin, peppercorns, caramel malts, grapefruit and rye. This bold Imperial Rye IPA by Green Flash Brewing Company weights in at 9% ABV and 80 on the IBU scale. If you love a great rye IPA with a lot of kick you must check this one out as it is only available May through August and with September just starting there may not be a lot of these left on the shelf but its worth every sip.
Sadly this beautiful craft brew from Founders isn’t available in bottle or can any longer as I was told by a Founder’s rep that they had problems with shelf life over 90 days. This may sound bad but I can appreciate any craft brewer that is devoted to the quality of their product after it is already on the shelf. My local World of Beer tapped a keg of Foudner’s Red Rye IPA and I just had to zip on over to try a pint even on 4th of July. I was not disappointed, as it was an amazing rye with pleasant citrusy grapefruit aroma and a crisp rye with amazing caramel notes with just the right amount of sweetness with every sip. If I could buy this by the keg I would without hesitation as this an amazing rye IPA that you just want to share with friends, it is just that good! If you drink IPA or Pale ales and haven’t tried one with rye added you are seriously missing out. This beautiful red rye IPA from Founders comes in at 6.6% ABV with an IBU of 70 and a “RateBeer” of 99! If you ever see a Red Rye IPA by Founders Brewing company at your local pub, just sit back and enjoy.
First impression when opening a Stone Ale is you expect quality and the Stone Pale Ale 2.0 from Stone Brewing is no exception. After pouring to a nice mild yellow head and slightly foggy dark copper color you take notice of the sweet caramel scent before taking your first sip. This Stone Pale Ale 2.0 from Stone Brewing could easily give most IPAs a run for their money with its hop forward flavors as you taste lush citrus notes including grapefruit mixed with a little stone fruit complimented with lots of spicy rye flavor all shared with the bitter of a 55 IBU that really seems much higher from the Magnum, Herkules and Mandarina Bavaria hops. If you love rye beers and IPA this one would make a great session beer at only 6% and compliment any spicy dish you can think of.