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

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Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale
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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,876 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,876
Reviews: 906
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 89
Gots: 219 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

never been one of my favorite styles but this one is really enjoyed

buzzedup, Today at 12:59 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

BDeibs, Yesterday at 03:27 AM
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.6/5  rDev -9.3%

stolee, Yesterday at 12:34 AM
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Appearance: Reddish amber color, fluffy white head that leaves good lacing

Smell: Fruity, piney, resinous hops

Taste: Citrus and herbal hops up front, caramel malts with resin and pine hops, ends with a bit of bitterness

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, good carbonation

Overall: A good brew from green flash, a classic everyone should try

MadCat, Tuesday at 03:02 AM
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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Surrender2theFlow, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of rangerred
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy dark reddish-brown with a one finger white head. Lacing is nearly nonexistent along with just the thinnest bit of lacing over top of the beer.

Aroma is full of caramel with some woody notes and a touch of pine. A bit of candy sweetness comes through too along with a touch of vanilla.

Flavor doubles down on the pine, wood, earth, and tree bark along with a huge bitterness that lasts throughout. After the initial hit, wood and vanilla linger on but eventually cave to the overriding bitterness from the hops. The mouthfeel is very nice on this having some body and limited sweetness.

Overall, this beer has the basics of something good but is just missing a bit in the flavor department. I would love to have some more malt and hop flavors come through and the bitterness toned down.

rangerred, Oct 16, 2014
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Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,876 ratings.