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

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89
very good

2,678 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,678
Reviews: 889
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 81
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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hopfacebrew

Colorado

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

Picked up a 6-pack of this brew for my 30th birthday last night as a little treat! I found it a bit odd that the cardboard holder read 6.0% ABV while the bottle reads 6.4%ABV. The beer store stocker said they just got the shipment in and it was fresh so I was excited to pour one.

A - Poured from undated brown 12oz bottle to a standard pint glass. Pours a deep dark orange/amber color with striking red edges in the light. A huge 3 finger light amber head with good retention and lacing throughout.

S - The amarillo hops dominate the nose with the earthy and citrus blend. Exactly what I was looking for. A mild blend of toasted grain on the back end and no hint of alcohol.

T - Very hop-forward and pleasing from the get go. A nice medium bitterness together with a blend of pine and earthy character and mix of grapefruit and lemon zest. The toasted malts provide a nice background and sweetness to balance out the beer, though it is clearly a hop driven beer. Finishes clean and crisp with a lingering bitter sweetness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Hides the alcohol well.

O - I am very pleased with this beer and would certainly buy it again. Easily one of my favorite American Red Ales. Love the hop-forward nature and tones of the beer. Recommended.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 04-19-2011 16:26:48

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 21:56:49 | More by hopfacebrew
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Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,678 ratings.