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

Green Flash Hop Head Red AleGreen Flash Hop Head Red Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,443 Ratings
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Ratings: 2443
Reviews: 883
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%


Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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%.

(Beer added by: sleazo on 03-06-2007)
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FitnessForBeer

California

4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: super dark reddish brown, a little cloudy, finger and half worth of head
S: Amarillo hops are what come through most, caramel
T. Sweet with Amarillo hops, very balanced. Amarillo stands out but bot overly prevalent to where it is just a hop bomb. Malt is very sweet and carmel tasting
M: very nice
O: I love Amarillo hop flavor, this is a great intro beer into the flavor without being overly hoppy and in your face Amarillo

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 06:22:00 | More by FitnessForBeer
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vette2006c5r

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hop Head Red pours a diarrhea brown color, with a nice large lacing tan head. There is a strong earthy aroma with some hop notes. The taste has a stronger malt flavor, with some notes of hops, very earthy notes. Full flavors good body. Overall its a good red ale, but its strongly hoppy and strongly malty, not sure what was going on .

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 00:31:27 | More by vette2006c5r
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Green Flash's Hop Head Red last week for $2.79 at The Lager Mill. I'm still not completely sold on this brewery, but I do like hoppy Red Ales and I'm interested to see how it turns out, so lets see how it goes. Best before 5/15/14. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks ok it's pretty typical for Green Flash, but it has a bright red background that makes it just a little eye catching. It poured a nice slightly red amber color that took on more of a brighter ruby and crimson color when held to the light with two fingers worth of fluffy very light tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left lots of patchy and sticky lacing behind. This is a very nice looking beer, I have no complaints at all.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness followed by the hops being the first to show up and they impart a slightly earthy, resiny hops and citrus hops aromas with the citrus hops seeming to stick out the most and they impart a nice citrus rind aroma with a generic fruity aroma in the background. Up next comes the malts which impart a slightly grainy, bread crust, caramel malt and light toffee like aroma with a light amount of doughy yeast in the background. This beer had a pretty nice aroma and thought the malt base worked well with the hop profile.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of sweetness followed by the hops still being the first to show up and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with the citrus rind hop flavor still sticking out the most. Up next comes the malts which impart a slightly grainy, light sweet malt, bread crust and caramel malt like flavors. On the finish there's a fairly lower amount of medium of bitterness with a slightly grainy, caramel malt and citrus rind hop aftertaste. This was a pretty nice tasting beer, it had fairly good balance, but I think it could have used a little more bitterness.

M- Smooth, crisp, clean, slightly refreshing, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was pretty good and it worked nicely with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and nice example of a Hoppy Red Ale and it had pretty much all the quality's that I look for in the style, the hop profile was nice and the malt base was identifiable as a Red Ale. This beer had pretty good drinkability, it was smooth, clean, crisp, a little refreshing, not too filling and the taste did a nice job at holding my attention, I wouldn't mind drinking a couple of these especially when the weather gets a little warmer. What I like the most about this beer is the mouthfeel and appearance, I thought they were both pretty good and they were what I expect from a good hoppy Red Ale. What I like the least about this beer is the bitterness level, it's a little low for the style and I think the malt base can support a little more bitterness. I would buy this beer again when I'm in the mood for a hoppy Red Ale, but I'm not sure I would buy a whole six pack. I would recommend this as a solid hoppy Red Ale. All in all I enjoyed this beer and I thought it was pretty solid all the way around, but I still think a little more bitterness might take this beer to the next level. So far this is my favorite beer from Green Flash. Nice job guys, this was a very solid Hoppy Red Ale, keep up the good work.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 04:36:27 | More by StoutHunter
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Copernicus

California

4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured with vigor into a Sam Adams custom glass.

A: This enigmatic brew pours a deep amber to amber brown, almost a translucent mahogany. It forms a rocky, glorious tan head that leaves a sticky thick lace during its slow, calculated recession.

S: Off the head there is a gentle malt sweetness similar to dark fruits--definitely the crystal malt. The hop aroma gives off a brilliant sweet grass and floral essence with a slight hint of grapefruit.

T: Wow. There is complex malt displaying caramel, figs, cherries, prunes, plums, and some very light toast, like that of sweet whole grain bread. Even though it is dry hopped, the hop presence is subdued, really just there to balance out the fabulous and potent malt cocktail.

M: Medium body with very light carbonation. This drinks like a cask ale.

O: A substantial caramel malt base, infinitely nuanced and complex that is properly balanced by Columbus, Nugget, and Amarillo hops--not too citrusy, more floral, earth, and resiny. Very solid beer. This is a cool style made like an IPA but because of the darker and richer base malt, it called for a different hop profile--a very cool variation on the style. It's almost like a weaker, more drinkable/sessionable version of an American barleywine.

It's intensity, maltiness, and hop character would hold up well with spicy, fried food, Cajun, buffalo wings, etc. Or devils on horseback...mmmm!

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 16:21:39 | More by Copernicus
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Act25

New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hop Head Red Ale - a must try, for APA and Hop heads.
I love Hoppy APAs as well as IPAs. For example: Green Flash and its Red Ale is up there with Dales Pale Ale and Stone Pale Ale.

Amber / Red Ale sweetness balanced by fresh, bitter, flowery, grassy hops. Another coastal hike.

A: Red amber body with creamy sturdy head that laces and lasts.

S: I could use more. It's pine, grapefruit, fresh cut wild grass above toasty malt.

T: Follows smell, but is ample, juicy, balanced, refreshing.

Very clean finish.

MF: Creamy carbonation, medium body, great feel and finish. Leaves you in a great place (wanting another…)

Must try from great brewer.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 03:55:18 | More by Act25
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FLima

Brazil

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Amber red color with a thick beige head with medium retention and leaving lots of laces.
Light aroma of caramels, bread and subdue citrusy with a hint of tutti fruity.
What a surprising flavor after a relatively boring aroma. Notes of lots of green tea, grapefruit, caramels and toasted malts, strong American yeast, pine, flowers, tangerines and finishing with a bit of cocoa and spices. Dry aftertaste with an insistent bitterness.
Medium body with low carbonation. Alcohol of 7% abv is well disguised.
Very good American Red Ale, malty, yeasty and hoppy ale. Bold and bitter, also on its relative price though.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 17:47:06 | More by FLima
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Paincane

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Copper red body and tan head that leaves extensive lacing.
S: Caramel, pine and floral nose. Balanced aromatically.
T: Begins with initial sweet malt backbone ending very hoppily & lightly piney.
M: Crisp, clean with a dry lightly bitter finish.
O: Well-balanced brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 02:35:52 | More by Paincane
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BradC

Pennsylvania

4.56/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep red color, thin head that lingers with lots of lacing.

Smells caramel and toffee sweet with a nice floral hop aroma

Starts with a nice caramel malt sweetness and the a nice balanced hop flavor with a slight bitter hop finish.

Moderately carbonated, medium bodied.

I don't drink too many red IPA's but found this really enjoyable. Would definitely have again.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 00:50:07 | More by BradC
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BradtheGreat7

Ohio

4.39/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz New Green Flash style brown bottle. Designated label color is brilliant red of course with a name such as Hop Head Red. I have to mention how much I love these new Green Flash bottles. They're unique and something you can put the Green Flash name with instantly when seen or even when felt with your eyes closed for that matter. Yep, it's a Green Flash! Poured into a standard American pint glass.

A - blood freaking red. No lie. This is as red as any beer can get outside the fruit beer category. If anyone on earth can lay claim to a made up name of hop head red, its this gorgeous lady right here. Trade marked? Nah. Just pour it and you'll know what's red and what's not. Okay so hold this gem to the light and it transforms to a bright glowing red liquid with a load of funk and sediment floating about. Damn, isn't she beautiful? Off white head poured quite nice with plenty of size before vanishing to a covering ring of lacing leaving splotchy stick to the walls of the glass.

S - you get a good sense of what hop head red is all about with the first whiff. Well almost. Fresh, no dirty fresh hops lay claim to the focal point of everything going on here. I've smelled these notes maybe one other time and I simply love it! Dirty yet fresh hop aroma, orange marmalade, some citrus, resin and hop spice. Then there is the sweet caramel malt almost playing note for note with the marmalade keys just soaking your nose with utter goodness.

T - remember the almost I referred to earlier? Well, here is the full blown view to the engine within this great red ale. Those fresh hops up front are still dirty as can be with a west coast sort of funk about them that can honestly only come about when you blend the state of California and 'red ipa' together. So along with those ridiculously funky dirty hops (and God knows how much dry Amarillo hops) come a sweet but citrusy orange marmalade, fresh but dank cut grassiness, and hop oily goodness. Throw in some sweet caramel malt and spices(no doubt from the hops) and you have one of the best creations one will ever drink. Well that's my take.

M - thick medium body that coats the entire mouth with a Green Flash like texture. The feel stands right in line in brilliance as the rest of this ale. As grand as it gets. So enjoyable its border line crazy.

O - if you read review you'll know I fell in love with Hop Head Red. It's just an amazing ale that may well be my all time favorite all around everyday brew. I'm just stunned at how Green Flash nailed this. Almost like it was brewed specifically for me. Sure most people rate it very high, but its not considered a real gem, but that's good for me considering I can find it any time I want. Which will be often, I promise you that. Green Flash Hop Head Red = my favorite brew!

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 00:40:43 | More by BradtheGreat7
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark amber with a one-finger white head. Good amount of lacing.

S - Citrus, mostly grapefruit and piney hops.

T - Follows the smell. Good amount of piney hops. Grapefruit is definetly present. Nice sweet malt backbone. Finish has a nice hop bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very crisp with a dry finish.

O - Solid red ipa. Very easy drinking and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 04:12:39 | More by TreyIsWilson
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lochef81

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Let's start by saying "I love Green Flash". This brew blends two of my favorite styles of beer, red and ipa. It pours a cloudy red amber hue with an off white head that gives way to a gentle white film and slight lacing. The nose is fresh and hoppy with citrus and grassy notes abounding. There is also a substantial malt background that reminds one that this is a red ale. It sips smooth and light light with a very pleasant bitter coating to the palate. The flavors are refreshing and easy on the palate. Definite citrus hops notes and a refreshing finish that reminds me of faygo red pop. This is a delicious hybrid from one of America's best brewers. Can't wait to enjoy another on a hot summer's day.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 05:04:58 | More by lochef81
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour bottle best by 5/13/14 into New Belguim globe

A-Pours a deep red copper with a lingering thick off white head that sticks to the glass.

S-Aroma has pine up front with a superb combination of citrus and hops in the background. Some light maltiness does come out slightly.

T-The taste has all of the noted smells combined really nicely.

M-Mouthfeel has a medium body with crisp bitterness and a lingering, dry finish.

O-Overall I've really enjoyed this beer I think its a hybrid of a malty amber ale and IPA. Great combo

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 22:06:34 | More by reebtaerG
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SupaCelt

Michigan

4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
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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nanandtomfitz

California

4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Distinctive taste familiar to other green flash beers, a litte more accessible that the ipa, slightly less burnt toast taste, more malt. Well balanced and still substantial, not too thin or bland. Looks and smells great, taste is dintinct but not quite my favorite personally. A very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 06:14:08 | More by nanandtomfitz
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drmcleod10

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served into a snifter

A - Amber red pour with 1/4 inch foam head.

S - Resembles the hop smell of west coast ipa with that distinct red/rye ipa smell. Surprisingly citrus smelling

T - Really a great beer for the style with loads of citrus hops

M - Above average carbonation with a smooth session able taste.

O - Solid red ipa, really happy with the beers Green Flash is distributing to MO

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 02:23:31 | More by drmcleod10
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on December 8, 2013.

Slightly cloudy medium amber pour with a modest head that leaves a little soapy lacing on the glass.

The aroma is mainly malt forward with a big of earth and pine in the hop notes. Moderate sweetness on the nose as well considering it is meant to be a hoppy beer.

The body is medium and smooth with some astringency,

The taste has a full malt flavor to the point that it almost makes me think of a weaker barleywine or scotch ale. There is most definitely a kick of bitterness after all the malts explode in my mouth.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 20:55:30 | More by puboflyons
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rorjets

Connecticut

1.4/5  rDev -64.7%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Okay, I bought a six pack at a store that specializes in beers. They have a great variety. When I saw this I was excited to try it, as it isn't common to find Green Flash beer on the East Coast.

So imagine my disappointment when I opened the first bottle, and all I got was endless foam! I mean less then an inch of liquid beer in a pint glass, no matter how I poured it. I'm sure there's a reason for this excessive carbonization, but I have to judge the beer I got, and it was worthless. Every bottle was the same. Perhaps there was a storage issue, or some other reason out of the control of the brewer, but I wasted $10 on undrinkable foam. This has only happened to me once before, and I have been seeking out and drinking craft beers since I went to Europe in 1980 and discovered what real beer was all about.

I have heard plenty of raves about this brewer, so I am hoping this was not a batch of bad beer, but beer that went bad in transit. I will give it a second chance when I have the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 03:15:43 | More by rorjets
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a globe.

A: Deep ruby red color. Mildly hazy. A half inch cap of sandy tinged lacing retains well. Lacing is thin and scraggly.

S: Citrus rind, orange, grapefruit, pine and resin. Whiff of alcohol. Malts bring hints of toast and a candy shell sweetness.

T: Pine and resin open. Earthy and leafy hops. Oily, resiny bitterness. Citrus rind and orange. Ruby red grapefruit. Toasted malts, hints of crust and cocoa, slight candy shell. Berry and tropical esters are subtle. Hit of alcohol. Bitter, clamping, resiny hops on the finish with hints of crust and caramel.

M: Medium bodied. Round and creamy with a slight sense of weight. Low carbonation. Gritty, scraping hop astringency. Bit of alcohol warmth.

O: A great 'red IPA'. Alcohol is apparent, though it still drinks very easily thanks to the hefty but smooth malt body. Well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 03:52:35 | More by ryan1788a5
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keithmurray

New York

3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - murky ruby red color with beige head

Smell - grapefruit and hop dankness

Taste - grapefruit, caramel, tea

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, high carbonation, bit of sweetness upfront, hop bitterness lingers after that initial sweetness

Overall - not a bad amber ale, flavor is not as balanced as I prefer my amber ales to be

Price point - $1.67/12 oz single

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 02:34:53 | More by keithmurray
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but should be pretty fresh. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy ruby copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, grapefruit, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, toast, biscuit, toffee, and floral/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of tangerine, lemon zest, orange zest, grapefruit, floral, grass, pine, caramel, toast, biscuit, toffee, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pine, floral, grass, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of hop and malt flavors; with crisp and quite balanced malt/hops with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent red IPA. All around great balance and complexity of malt and hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 05:12:02 | More by superspak
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Mojo

Alabama

3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle -> World market tulip glass

A - pours up a hazy reddish amber with a foamy one inch head that stays around for awhile and leaves behind lots and lots of spotty lacing.

S - beady smell with some citrus and pine.

T - pretty hop forward with the malts being a bit subservient. A grapefruit flavor is definitely there.

M - lots of carbonation, bit of an aftertaste

O - enjoyable amber ale, easily drinkable, if unspectacular.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 04:32:38 | More by Mojo
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slugman

California

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Don't get the grapefruit that others talk about. Good flavor, nice silky head. Interesting flavor from the Amarillo hops. Color is redish gold. Smell stays during entire drink. Definitely a woody citrus smell to me. Would pair with blue cheese, arugula, crackers. Almost a light spice after taste. Good Fall brew reminding me of October. Nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 00:29:37 | More by slugman
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, red brown colored with a huge off white head that lingers leaving good lacing, hazy

S: heavy citrus hops, orange, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple

T: Pine, mango, pineapple, sweeter and more balanced than expected

M: medium to full bodied with good carbonation, alcohol well hidden

O: nice hoppy smell, flavor is more subdued, tasty

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 19:59:26 | More by M_C_Hampton
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic.

A: Medium brown hue. Pours a 2 finger, frothy, brown-white head. Settles slowly, leaving plenty of dry residue, and a cratered surface behind. Thick spider web lacing.

S: Caramel malts, molasses, a little oak chip, fresh tea, and an indistinct almost fruity component.

T: Wood roasted malt, pine resin, molasses, wood chips, some fresh tea leaf, and a little basil or clove.

M: Hoppy, bitter, earthy, and slightly sweet. Very well-balanced. Kind of a soapy, pungent aftertaste lingers on the palate.

D: Sip and enjoy. The character will dictate it.

Atmosphere is really good. Great head, great lacing. Nose is candy roasted malt components, with a bit of wood, and some very light fruit components. Earthy malt, sweet molasses, syrupy pine resin, wood chips, and some savory spice. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 01:19:45 | More by bmwats
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MistahBeah

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky reddish brown - burnt looking. Good dose of carbonation. Cream-colored head with nice retention. Spotty lacing

The aroma is all over the place. I first pick up some dank, earthy, dirty pine needle scents. Sticky and resinous. Lots of sweet caramel and freshly baked bread. Secondary are some nice citrusy grapefruit aromas as well as wet grass. Sweet-smelling ultimately

Taste is sweet. Lots of caramel and bready notes. Some roasted malts. Grapefruit with sugar. Some earthy pine, but not realy pronounced. More like an afterthought. Finish is long and on the bitter side, but other than that this is a sweet beer

Feels juicy, heavier side of medium-bodied. Slightly sticky. Sweet ending on medium dry

Overall really good. I would have expected more hops considering its name. High drinkability for me. I would rather have an Oskar Blues G'Knight, but I'm not complaining

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 22:21:23 | More by MistahBeah
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Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,443 ratings.