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

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89
very good

2,629 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,629
Reviews: 889
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 77
Gots: 132 | 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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4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

A - Pours a deep copper, forming a creamy 1 inch off-white head, with medium lacing on the glass.

S - Strong citrusy hop aroma with a hint of sweetness from the malt.

T - The malts come through up front, creating a nice caramel/bready taste, followed by a strong citrusy hop finish. The hops definetly dominate the palate in the finish.

M - Medium body with a smooth creamy mouthfeel.

D - I know this tastes more along the lines of a pale ale with the large hop profile however this has to be the best "red" ale!! Not as balanced as I would have thought between the hops and malt but nonetheless an awesome tasting beer. Highly sessionable!!

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 04:42:46 | More by beeragent
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Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,629 ratings.