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

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89
very good

2,632 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,632
Reviews: 889
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 76
Gots: 135 | 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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Philousa

California

3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sits a deep ruby red, nearly brown, with 1.5 fingers tan head. Aroma is very hoppy, earthy, slightly citrusy, with darker malt characteristics wafting through the hops. Taste is very bitter and a bit piney. Dark, thick caramel comes through with a slight hint of chocolate. I also get some orange flavor but maybe I'm just associating it from past experience with the dark malt. This is a medium bodied ale with good carbonation.

This is a solid beer. I'm fast becoming a big imperial red/red IPA fan, and this is a great example of the style. More of an IPA with amber characteristics, it's very hoppy, and the hop flavors and aromas are balanced well with the malt. Nothing too complex, but definitely a good beer to reach for now and again.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 04:16:45 | More by Philousa
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Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,632 ratings.