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

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89
very good

2,660 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,660
Reviews: 889
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 79
Gots: 145 | 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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chilly460

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4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a rusted orange, dark pumpkin perhaps, and quickly builds a solid tan head, two fingers worth. Great hoppy lacing, sticky, rings the glass all the way to the bottom.

S - Big nose on this beer. First whiff I get plenty of pine, thick fresh cut pine. Follows with sharper citrus, tart grapefruit. This has a third element as well, more bitter grassy notes hit as well. I also get the malty presence in there, a toasted malt backbone that has a "dry" toasty smell.

T - As good as expected from the aroma. First hit are those piney hops resins, dry and crisp but not over the top. Gets into the citrusy grapefruit rind taste, this one can't be called a "juicy" citrus beer, but it's there. I really liked the interplay with the malts here, that dry toasty malt bill matches well. It makes for a great crisp beer.

M - Pretty standard IPA here, medium crisp body and carbonation, well done.

O - Is it a hoppy Amber, or a malty IPA? I don't know, nor care, because it's just a really nice drinking beer. Great balance with big aroma and flavor for me. I appreciate that it's "different" enough to stand out from the huge collection of IPAs out there.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 15:52:21 | More by chilly460
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Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,660 ratings.