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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

2,747 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,747
Reviews: 894
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 84
Gots: 174 | 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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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

05-12-2013 18:12:24 | More by Kubrickx
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YobroitsJoe

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-11-2013 06:30:17 | More by YobroitsJoe
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--Dom--

Missouri

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--
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ScottieD

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-11-2013 02:06:36 | More by ScottieD
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ToddHolder

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-11-2013 01:37:31 | More by ToddHolder
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JakeDebus

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

05-10-2013 15:59:47 | More by JakeDebus
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-10-2013 00:38:20 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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ChanChan

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

05-08-2013 07:14:52 | More by ChanChan
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

05-08-2013 01:04:27 | More by GreesyFizeek
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chinchill

South Carolina

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
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dalepryor

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-07-2013 20:54:06 | More by dalepryor
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TheDoak

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-06-2013 06:02:15 | More by TheDoak
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CoolEthan

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

05-05-2013 23:06:29 | More by CoolEthan
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-05-2013 15:10:27 | More by KevinGordon
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BeerLab45

Virginia

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
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rapayn01

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-04-2013 02:46:36 | More by rapayn01
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ystazi

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

05-04-2013 01:31:09 | More by ystazi
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Steve907

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-02-2013 13:27:09 | More by Steve907
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bh123

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-02-2013 04:45:08 | More by bh123
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MAJ85

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-29-2013 20:03:46 | More by MAJ85
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dancaplette

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

04-29-2013 15:44:46 | More by dancaplette
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alex11ibanez

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

04-28-2013 08:28:17 | More by alex11ibanez
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SMITHAND

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

04-28-2013 01:29:24 | More by SMITHAND
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Brenden

Ohio

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
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rolandboy

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

04-27-2013 17:37:52 | More by rolandboy
Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,747 ratings.