Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 2,747 | Reviews: 894 | Display Reviews Only:
4.26/5 rDev +7.6%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Awesome I got this stuff about 4 weeks old, I had passed on it a few times because it was seriously dated. Pours a deep amber. Aroma is citrusy with pine also and sweet malts. This beer is far above average and is solidifying red ipa's becoming one of my favorite styles. Taste is awesome bitter grapefruity up front, balanced by sweet bready malts, pine on the back end. Mouthfeel is almost creamy. Overall pretty awesome beer, would definitely pick it up again. Wish it came in 6-packs. Best thing I've had from Green Flash so far.
05-11-2013 06:16:43 | More by --Dom--
3.19/5 rDev -19.4%
An East Coast/West Coast showdown tonight, with a Westbrook IPA (12 oz can; date stamp shows it was canned only 3 weeks ago) up against Green Flash Hop Head Red (12 oz bottle; marketed as a “red IPA”; plenty fresh with a best by date of 10 Dec., 2013). The Hop Head Red pours a hazy, dark red-amber with a small tan head that has poor retention; not unusual for an IPA.
Aroma: A solid sweet malt presence overlaid with earthy, fruity and spruce hops. Slightly musty. Less striking and fresh hop aroma than the Westbrook.
T: A less complex hop mix than in the Westbrook. The claimed IBU of 70 seems even higher than expected versus the 60 IBU of the Westbrook. Moderate-high grapefruit peel bitterness in the finish and aftertaste.
M: Medium body with medium carbonation; slightly harsh.
O: This red IPA had less hops in the aroma yet was more bitter and earthy. Disappointing and clearly less appealing than the Westbrook IPA.
05-08-2013 00:00:43 | More by chinchill
4.26/5 rDev +7.6%
Solid IPA deserving of the high scores here.
Very smooth for such a hoppy nectar.
Love the Amarillo dry hop.
Great mouthfeel which i prefer to be smooth.
Also a very interesting bottle shape which i like.
Too bad there are only 3 left in fridge...lol
05-04-2013 22:23:22 | More by BeerLab45
4.33/5 rDev +9.3%
This big red is indeed that, a nice-looking clear red-brown. A tan head forms a one finger tall cap that sets very well and for a good, long time. Lacing remains in good quantity, almost exclusively patching but with a little legging.
From the aroma, I can know easily that this beer is a big, raw, piney, West Coast style beer. Nicely hoppy, this is a pretty fragrant beer. A bit of grapefruit comes out as well. Caramel sweetness from malts drifts out, just enough for balance.
More malty sweet but with plenty of a more citrus-forward bitterness, there's a sturdy sweetness alongside the hops, though it certainly is nicely hopped. Pine and herbal bitterness pull through strongly, particularly from middle to finish. This is a fantastically flavorful beer in a typically weaker style. Nugget Nectar has some competition in this beer.
A medium-bodied brew, the mouthfeel is well-balanced, both crisp and smooth.
04-28-2013 00:10:30 | More by Brenden
Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,747 ratings.