Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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3.94/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into tumbler pint glass. Aggressive pour yields about a finger of head.
Appearance - Gingerbread hue at the core, with hints of blood orange and clover honey around the edges and as the light catches it. A noticeable amassing of fine-particle sediment is present, presumably from the dry-hopping. The sediment stays nicely suspended for easy drinking. Very little cling to the head, which is made of densely-packed small bubbles and the color of toasted marshmallow.
Smell - Difficult to pick up the aroma at first, but becomes more present as the beer warms slightly. Initially the woodsy hops dominate the smell, giving way to notes of caramelization. Becomes earthier as temperature rises.
Taste - Nose is refreshing and light, with the bitterness of the hops coming on as a secondary impression. Slightly metallic to the tongue, but that sensation doesn't linger long. Finish is crisp and clean, with a hint of the mild maltiness of an amber ale.
Mouthfeel - Clean and refreshing
Overall a pretty good beer. It makes me think more of a hoppier, less-malty amber ale than a red IPA, but I suppose that distinction is a bit semantic. Either way, it captures elements of both classic styles. As a side note, I do prefer the new, reddish-clay branded packaging to the older green label with red lettering. Seems to fit the style a bit more for some reason.
Serving type: bottle
01-16-2013 02:32:20 | More by LambicPentameter
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