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

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89
very good

2,665 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,665
Reviews: 889
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 81
Gots: 148 | FT: 2
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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BryanCarey

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Green Flash Hop Head Red IPA pours to a reddish- orange color with a nose that is floral and a little fruity with some biscuit notes. The head of foam looks nice and solid and it holds its own for a while, leaving some decent lacing as you drink.

This IPA offers a complex taste with flavors of caramel malt, toasted malt, bread, hop resins, fruit, and some pine. Down a few more sips and you can taste some toffee and a little bit of pepper in the finish. The taste of alcohol is also evident and the medium to full body is richer than the typical beer, including most other American IPA.

Green Flash makes some big, hoppy brews and this product is no exception. It offers a bigger, fuller flavor than most other beers and its memorable qualities extend from the malty beginnings to the hop- accented finish. The taste may be a little too hoppy for some and I admit that I don’t consider this an every- day type of brew. It is best consumed when the need for the taste of hops hits hard and won’t let go.

I like this beer, I really do. But considering the high price, packaging with only four bottles, and heavier taste, I will likely stick with it only for special occasions.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 04:01:39 | More by BryanCarey
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Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,665 ratings.