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

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Green Flash Hop Head Red AleGreen Flash Hop Head Red Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,621 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,621
Reviews: 888
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 76
Gots: 129 | 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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Duhast500

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the tap into a pint glass.

The color is dark orange/amber and a bit cloudy. There is no head when the beer got to me but some lacing as if there had been a slight finger or two before settling off.

The smell is bitter with some earthy funk to the nose. An interesting tangy citrus flavor that is just slight compared to other American IPAs.

The taste is bitter and tangy, with some tart grapefruit and bitter earthy flavors. So floral flavor comes out after a few sips and my tonge seems to calm down to the bitterness and allows me to enjoy this beer a bit.

The feel of this beer is pretty drinkable and goes down well but does leave a bitter aftertaste. It is harsh and it might be a good idea to have a glass of water nearby just to make sure it make not feel too bitter. A great hop experience all in all.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2010 03:41:21 | More by Duhast500
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Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,621 ratings.