Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Hopdaemon39:
3.78/5 rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Well, I certainly taste the increase in IBUs and ABV; poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass- pours a hazy mahogany color, a little muddy, with 1.5 fingers of beige head, huge swaths of lacing, good retention.
Smell is very hoppy- just a bunch of pine with a tint of floral. Thick, resiny nose.
Taste is pretty consistent with the smell- hard to get the sweet caramel through all of the pine hops. Some caramel and barley up front, followed VERY quickly by pine and floral hop flavors, then the bitterness, then a combination of the flavors and the bitterness to finish pretty long.
Mouthfeel is good- medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation, lots of resin. This is very much a west coast take on the amber ale; lots of hops, not too much concern with bringing out the malt profile. It's good, but not my favorite amber ale.
Serving type: bottle
09-16-2012 02:54:53 | More by Hopdaemon39
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3.43/5 rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Hop Head Red pours a diarrhea brown color, with a nice large lacing tan head. There is a strong earthy aroma with some hop notes. The taste has a stronger malt flavor, with some notes of hops, very earthy notes. Full flavors good body. Overall its a good red ale, but its strongly hoppy and strongly malty, not sure what was going on .
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 00:31:27 | More by vette2006c5r
3.8/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I picked up a bottle of Green Flash's Hop Head Red last week for $2.79 at The Lager Mill. I'm still not completely sold on this brewery, but I do like hoppy Red Ales and I'm interested to see how it turns out, so lets see how it goes. Best before 5/15/14. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.
A- The label looks ok it's pretty typical for Green Flash, but it has a bright red background that makes it just a little eye catching. It poured a nice slightly red amber color that took on more of a brighter ruby and crimson color when held to the light with two fingers worth of fluffy very light tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left lots of patchy and sticky lacing behind. This is a very nice looking beer, I have no complaints at all.
S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness followed by the hops being the first to show up and they impart a slightly earthy, resiny hops and citrus hops aromas with the citrus hops seeming to stick out the most and they impart a nice citrus rind aroma with a generic fruity aroma in the background. Up next comes the malts which impart a slightly grainy, bread crust, caramel malt and light toffee like aroma with a light amount of doughy yeast in the background. This beer had a pretty nice aroma and thought the malt base worked well with the hop profile.
T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of sweetness followed by the hops still being the first to show up and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with the citrus rind hop flavor still sticking out the most. Up next comes the malts which impart a slightly grainy, light sweet malt, bread crust and caramel malt like flavors. On the finish there's a fairly lower amount of medium of bitterness with a slightly grainy, caramel malt and citrus rind hop aftertaste. This was a pretty nice tasting beer, it had fairly good balance, but I think it could have used a little more bitterness.
M- Smooth, crisp, clean, slightly refreshing, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was pretty good and it worked nicely with this beer.
Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and nice example of a Hoppy Red Ale and it had pretty much all the quality's that I look for in the style, the hop profile was nice and the malt base was identifiable as a Red Ale. This beer had pretty good drinkability, it was smooth, clean, crisp, a little refreshing, not too filling and the taste did a nice job at holding my attention, I wouldn't mind drinking a couple of these especially when the weather gets a little warmer. What I like the most about this beer is the mouthfeel and appearance, I thought they were both pretty good and they were what I expect from a good hoppy Red Ale. What I like the least about this beer is the bitterness level, it's a little low for the style and I think the malt base can support a little more bitterness. I would buy this beer again when I'm in the mood for a hoppy Red Ale, but I'm not sure I would buy a whole six pack. I would recommend this as a solid hoppy Red Ale. All in all I enjoyed this beer and I thought it was pretty solid all the way around, but I still think a little more bitterness might take this beer to the next level. So far this is my favorite beer from Green Flash. Nice job guys, this was a very solid Hoppy Red Ale, keep up the good work.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 04:36:27 | More by StoutHunter
Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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