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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

2,753 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,753
Reviews: 894
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 84
Gots: 179 | 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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estlinska

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +1%

Served on tap at the Saucer into a snifter on 3/23/13. Pours a deep, solid reddish-amber like well polished cherry furnitures. The head is full bubbles of dark off white stacking about 3cm with incredible lacing. The smell is full of resinous hops and sweet cane sugar. There is vibrant tropical fruits and malty sweetness, pineapple core, and pine cone resin. Great smell overall. The taste is heavy of malt with very good hop backbone. The taste is a little hefty on the sweet overall, which just slightly calls detriment to the overall tast. The mouthfeel is very full, thick with oily hops. Overall, this is another beer that wins much on draft that it lacked in the bottle. It's a truly good beer overall, especially fresh.

03-29-2013 21:14:23 | More by estlinska
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Razorback09

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-29-2013 20:50:09 | More by Razorback09
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lovindahops

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-29-2013 20:18:16 | More by lovindahops
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Shagator

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1%

03-29-2013 05:21:51 | More by Shagator
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ShaunNewman

Florida

3.88/5  rDev -2%

A- dark ruby red. Off white head with moderate retention. Somewhat hazy, bottle conditioned.

S- medium high citrus hops with a medium high caramel background

T- medium high citrus hops with dark caramel and a hint of pine.

M- medium carbonation with medium body

O- Nicely balanced American amber

03-28-2013 22:13:10 | More by ShaunNewman
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.11/5  rDev +3.8%

Green Flash Brewing Co. - Green Flash Hop Head Red - Red IPA - 1pt 6fl oz bottle

Look - Pours like an unfiltered hazy dark reddish orange meal with a small soapy head that sits and takes a load off. Lacing abound.

Smell - Smells caramel, malty sweet with floral/resiny hop overtones.

Taste - Maltier than expected followed by smooth and red with a nice hop finish.

Mouthfeel - Smooth as butter with a hop kick, but fades rather sticky/oily. Decent but not great drinkability.

Overall - Not bad, good blend, worth a try. I can understand what they were going for here but not quite a bull's eye.

03-28-2013 12:08:13 | More by JMScowcroft
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

03-28-2013 03:20:06 | More by MNBeer1017
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +1%

03-26-2013 19:14:09 | More by Celtics76
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Beerswag

California

4/5  rDev +1%

03-25-2013 22:05:19 | More by Beerswag
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spedprof

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

03-25-2013 18:40:07 | More by spedprof
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drgonzo2k2

California

4/5  rDev +1%

03-25-2013 00:54:24 | More by drgonzo2k2
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slay

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-25-2013 00:27:55 | More by slay
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smg

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-25-2013 00:20:23 | More by smg
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brheuer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

03-24-2013 20:50:40 | More by brheuer
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juliusbush

California

4.33/5  rDev +9.3%

Green flash hop head red

Pours a deep orange red with a seemingly tobacco-stained white head

Its got a biscuity/malty front and raisiny overtones to go with the delicate hop earthiness from the nose.

The bubbles are now slow and precise with a thin layer being all that's left of that head which now ramps up the Guldin Draak tulip that i poured it in. What seems to be bubbles just float, but we can be sure this is sediment.

It strikes me as very balanced as far as its hop to malt profile.

The mouth feel is light to medium with the carbonation being mellow.

Overall This beer might also be classified as an exceptionally well hopped and dryish Irish Red. It is can be the litmus for future "Red IPAs"

03-24-2013 19:13:04 | More by juliusbush
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user785335

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

03-24-2013 16:25:44 | More by user785335
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TheLevi4000

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-24-2013 02:05:21 | More by TheLevi4000
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BColton1

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +1%

03-24-2013 00:15:30 | More by BColton1
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tastymug

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

03-23-2013 22:56:10 | More by tastymug
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dav2080

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

03-23-2013 22:49:07 | More by dav2080
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YieldToNothing

New York

4.76/5  rDev +20.2%

12 oz bottl into a duvel tulip
pours a reddish brown with a 1/2 inch head.
right away you're hit with the citrus smell. tastes of grapefruit and the hops are very present. carbonation is present but not at all overpowering
haven't had a bad green flash beer yet, and this one certainly is good.

03-23-2013 22:47:44 | More by YieldToNothing
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nrb1

California

4/5  rDev +1%

03-23-2013 15:31:22 | More by nrb1
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lionnusmb

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-23-2013 01:44:08 | More by lionnusmb
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GoGata

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-22-2013 23:51:42 | More by GoGata
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Big_J22

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

03-22-2013 23:39:17 | More by Big_J22
Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,753 ratings.