1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
89
very good

2,880 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,880
Reviews: 906
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 91
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,880 | Reviews: 906 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Onenote81
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Onenote81, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Santanna76
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Santanna76, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of admccabe
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

admccabe, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of beernads
4/5  rDev +0.8%

beernads, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of ChiefHopHead
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

ChiefHopHead, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of ElijahRivera
4/5  rDev +0.8%

ElijahRivera, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of specksofdust
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

specksofdust, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Slackerville
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Another solid offering from Green Flash to support their West Coast hop flavor reputation. This beer had a local area following initially and is now distributed nationally in 4-packs of 12 oz bottles. It's nice to see breweries continuing to exploration beers combining both aggressive hops and a complete malt body.

Hop Head Red has a spicy aroma characteristic of the Amarillo hops used currently for dry hopping prior to bottling. Plenty of malt flavors to balance the hops and certainly bitter on the finish which sugests a lot of hops throughout the boil as well. Overall a versatile beer that can be enjoyed with or without food, summer or winter.

Slackerville, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of HoistinBrews
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

HoistinBrews, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Casterbridge
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Casterbridge, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Davepoolesque
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Davepoolesque, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of TCirillo
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

TCirillo, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Martinecu
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Martinecu, May 31, 2013
Photo of woodchip
4/5  rDev +0.8%

woodchip, May 31, 2013
Photo of ConorE728
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

ConorE728, May 30, 2013
Photo of MickeyMonk
4/5  rDev +0.8%

MickeyMonk, May 29, 2013
Photo of abcdefghijkyle
4/5  rDev +0.8%

abcdefghijkyle, May 28, 2013
Photo of jgammoniv
4/5  rDev +0.8%

jgammoniv, May 28, 2013
Photo of BRLockwood
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

BRLockwood, May 27, 2013
Photo of tzieser
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

tzieser, May 27, 2013
Photo of nuclearmeg
4/5  rDev +0.8%

nuclearmeg, May 27, 2013
Photo of Ri0
4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip. Bottle was 70 days old at time of review, which is as fresh as I have been able to find it. 3 months old is my limit for "IPA" beers.

A - Very dark rust red with big 3 finger almond head. Slowly fades into a cap and leaves behind a good amount of lacing.

S - Great aroma of Amarillo hops. Plenty of pine and floral notes with hints of bitter citrus. Good amount of malt blends in with a bit of earthiness.

T - Right away I can tell Amarillo hops. Big bitter notes with some juicy citrus of grapefruit and orange. The hops component takes over in the flavor with strong pine, resin, and orange citrus character. Good malt presence with a touch of sweet caramel. Finishes with more bitter pine.

M - Nice medium body with some stickiness. Carbonation is plentiful and creates a huge foamy head. Bitter bite at the end lingers for a bit.

O - I really enjoy Red Ales that are hopped to the max. They are almost like IIPA's because there is always a nice malt backbone to compliment the big punch of hops.

Ri0, May 27, 2013
Photo of Drew26
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Drew26, May 27, 2013
Photo of Soonerick76
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Soonerick76, May 25, 2013
Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,880 ratings.