Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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4.39/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12 oz New Green Flash style brown bottle. Designated label color is brilliant red of course with a name such as Hop Head Red. I have to mention how much I love these new Green Flash bottles. They're unique and something you can put the Green Flash name with instantly when seen or even when felt with your eyes closed for that matter. Yep, it's a Green Flash! Poured into a standard American pint glass.
A - blood freaking red. No lie. This is as red as any beer can get outside the fruit beer category. If anyone on earth can lay claim to a made up name of hop head red, its this gorgeous lady right here. Trade marked? Nah. Just pour it and you'll know what's red and what's not. Okay so hold this gem to the light and it transforms to a bright glowing red liquid with a load of funk and sediment floating about. Damn, isn't she beautiful? Off white head poured quite nice with plenty of size before vanishing to a covering ring of lacing leaving splotchy stick to the walls of the glass.
S - you get a good sense of what hop head red is all about with the first whiff. Well almost. Fresh, no dirty fresh hops lay claim to the focal point of everything going on here. I've smelled these notes maybe one other time and I simply love it! Dirty yet fresh hop aroma, orange marmalade, some citrus, resin and hop spice. Then there is the sweet caramel malt almost playing note for note with the marmalade keys just soaking your nose with utter goodness.
T - remember the almost I referred to earlier? Well, here is the full blown view to the engine within this great red ale. Those fresh hops up front are still dirty as can be with a west coast sort of funk about them that can honestly only come about when you blend the state of California and 'red ipa' together. So along with those ridiculously funky dirty hops (and God knows how much dry Amarillo hops) come a sweet but citrusy orange marmalade, fresh but dank cut grassiness, and hop oily goodness. Throw in some sweet caramel malt and spices(no doubt from the hops) and you have one of the best creations one will ever drink. Well that's my take.
M - thick medium body that coats the entire mouth with a Green Flash like texture. The feel stands right in line in brilliance as the rest of this ale. As grand as it gets. So enjoyable its border line crazy.
O - if you read review you'll know I fell in love with Hop Head Red. It's just an amazing ale that may well be my all time favorite all around everyday brew. I'm just stunned at how Green Flash nailed this. Almost like it was brewed specifically for me. Sure most people rate it very high, but its not considered a real gem, but that's good for me considering I can find it any time I want. Which will be often, I promise you that. Green Flash Hop Head Red = my favorite brew!
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2014 00:40:43 | More by BradtheGreat7
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