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Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale
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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,739 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,739
Reviews: 894
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 86
Gots: 172 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
In 2011 the recipe was altered to bump the IBU’s from 55 to 70; ABV also increased from 6.4% to 7.0%. In 2014 the ABV increased to 8.1%.

A luscious beauty, Hop Head Red® exudes resinous hoppy qualities from Amarillo, Warrior and Nugget to overtake the full-bodied depths of a caramel malt base. Captivating and seductive floral aromas and alluring hop flavors are the result of dry hopping with mountains of Amarillo. The blissful union of Double India Pale and Red Ale make Hop Head Red an unforgettable obsession. Experience love at first sip. Every time.

(Beer added by: sleazo on 03-06-2007)
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Woodman70

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-23-2014 16:38:20 | More by Woodman70
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Brackh

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Pours darkish reddish coppery. Nice little foamy head. Great smell! Pine and maybe some malt. Usually don't love red ales but this is an exception. Maybe because it also has some ipa taste in there. You can taste the alcohol and hops. Outstanding beer. Try it if you get the chance.

Wife's Review: "Looks like tea, doesn't smell like tea. Pretty good."

08-23-2014 01:10:37 | More by Brackh
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rjvanston

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

08-23-2014 00:56:28 | More by rjvanston
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Eddiehop

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-22-2014 23:00:44 | More by Eddiehop
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chrishensley

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

08-22-2014 03:52:35 | More by chrishensley
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Todd

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1%

12oz bottle. Pours dark tawny with a glorious creamy foam head that's seemingly everlasting with it's sticky lacing. Fruity, resiny, piney, malty nose. Creamy and viscous. Big hop bite of citrus rind, with herbal flavors, and a dry grassy bitterness. A bit astringent, but not overwhelming. Malty, caramel, overripe orange, a bit jammy, with a biscuity malt finish that lingers with resiny, pine, and herbal flavors that are locked into an oiliness on the palate. A bit of booziness on the breath, and especially as the beer warms.

Quite the hop bomb and kick to the palate.

08-22-2014 03:08:10 | More by Todd
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BrewSTL

Missouri

3.8/5  rDev -4%

08-21-2014 23:53:26 | More by BrewSTL
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Poured a very attractive dark reddish copper color with a 2F head in a Spiegalgau glass with lacing.

I could smell the aroma when opening the bottle: melon, citrus, vanilla, and pine.

The mouth feel is pleasantly carbonated.

The aroma transitions well to the taste: stronger pine and citrus.

The finish is a clean hoppy bitterness.

Overall, another excellent beer from Green Flash.

08-21-2014 23:47:55 | More by brureview
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Washtenaw_Beer_Guy

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-21-2014 01:33:27 | More by Washtenaw_Beer_Guy
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Navysqurl

New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev +2%

08-21-2014 00:01:39 | More by Navysqurl
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AMCimpi

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

08-20-2014 23:08:25 | More by AMCimpi
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Donkster46

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-20-2014 01:53:23 | More by Donkster46
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nkelley77

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

08-19-2014 23:26:45 | More by nkelley77
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AlvinLin

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

08-19-2014 17:28:34 | More by AlvinLin
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Bushwacker393

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

08-19-2014 16:53:33 | More by Bushwacker393
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RichH55

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

08-18-2014 22:03:46 | More by RichH55
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Sunstealer

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-18-2014 21:06:36 | More by Sunstealer
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FinchSCF

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1%

08-16-2014 13:19:52 | More by FinchSCF
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Gschwartz


1.96/5  rDev -50.5%

08-16-2014 05:31:16 | More by Gschwartz
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -1.5%

12 oz. bottle, with best before date 11/08/2014 printed on the label. This is somehow my first review of a beer from Green Flash Brewing Co., as I haven't had any of their beers in quite some time.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a nice amber color; appears a dark reddish orange in the glass with about a finger of creamy khaki tan head. Leaves behind some thin spotty lacing. Looks pretty good. 4

S - The smell is fairly neutral, but pleasant enough. Mostly creamy caramel / amber malt forward. Lightly floral & herbal, but I'm not pulling out a lot of distinctive hop qualities from this one aside from that. 3.5

T - Taste on the other hand is very nice - creamy caramel / toffee malts, herbal tea leaves, and resinous pine. Fairly simple in it's approach, but I'd say it hits it's mark. 4

M - The feel is smooth and creamy. Only mildly bitter and resinous on the finish. Medium-bodied with good carbonation. 4.

Overall, a nice take on the red IPA from Green Flash, but it doesn't venture into any new or exciting territory. A solid example of the style, and one I would surely go back to again.

Green Flash Hop Head Red -----4/5.

08-16-2014 04:19:11 | More by mfnmbvp
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Wrigfen

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-14-2014 19:09:14 | More by Wrigfen
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Ricelikesbeer

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-14-2014 14:41:18 | More by Ricelikesbeer
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4.32/5  rDev +9.1%

08-14-2014 06:13:42 | More by rogerdandy
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chossboss

Oregon

3.8/5  rDev -4%

08-14-2014 04:26:18 | More by chossboss
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koakley

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-14-2014 03:36:00 | More by koakley
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Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,739 ratings.