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

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89
very good

2,679 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,679
Reviews: 889
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 82
Gots: 152 | FT: 1
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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SupaCelt

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4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The spill is a rich amber we shall call red with a huge and dense head that leaves substantial chunks clinging behind. It seems fairly actively carbonated and looks quite enticing indeed.

The nose is bready with a mild bouquet of hop aromatics emanating. Just a dash of dank skunk number one. It isn't overly flamboyant, but suggests a positive experience lingering in the taste test.

The taste is strikingly mild which makes this brew quite drinkable. The subdued nose hinted at the laid back contents and this one is utterly gulpable. A subtle bitterness compliments a wonderfully smooth malt base that is distinctively of the red persuasion. The earthy dankness of the hops is expressed perfectly against the grain. This is not beastly but it is sessionable and delicious in its delicate appeal.

The mouthfeel is light and makes this glass go down with ease.

Overall, this is a great drinking beer. There is nothing here that is abrasive. It is smooth and balanced and is likely one of the most enjoyable versions of this class that has ever graced me palate. All too often things are overdone, but this one seems just right. I will be visiting upon this again with haste.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 01:28:23 | More by SupaCelt
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Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,679 ratings.