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

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Green Flash Hop Head Red AleGreen Flash Hop Head Red Ale

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very good

3,174 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,174
Reviews: 951
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 122
Gots: 370 | 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:
Beer added by: sleazo on 03-06-2007

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.
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Ratings: 3,174 | Reviews: 951
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love hoppy red ales and this is dry hopped with Amarillo. A beer that combines Nugget and Amarillo hops has to be the greatest beer ever for me. Pours a reddish copper color with barely one finger of head that had good retention before eventually settling to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Hops are all I get in the aroma. I pick up citrus, grass, pine, and dankness. Lovely but I think some malt should be detectable.

Sharp bitterness is accompanied by flavors of citrus and grass. Dank as well. Tastes very fresh but no dates are on the bottle. A little malt is tasted but not nearly enough to carry the very bitter flavor. Love the hop flavor however.

Adequate body and carbonation. Nothing here really stands out but nothing to complain about either.

I may have liked this beer more before they jacked up the hop levels. Just a West Coast IPA that appears to be in red ale form. Sort of like the label claims. Overpriced and no bottle dates so I will not buy it again.

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12 oz bottle poured into a mason jar

A: Wonderful dark red with a lasting 1cm head and a very nice lacing around the entire glass.

S: Creamy at first followed by abundant hop aromas: Grapefruit, pineapple, grass. Finishes with some nice malty biscuit background.

T: A nice creamy, sweet malt beginning that follows up with an explosion of hop flavors that mimic the aroma. A hint of caramel that lingers on the tastebuds with the bitterness.

M: Heavy for a red IPA, but is complemented very well by the carbonation and long lasting bitterness.

O: Had this beer many times, but first time review. This beer is exactly what I look for in a red IPA. Very delicious. Well balanced. Have yet to be let down by Green Flash.

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A- Poured a reddish hazy copper color, not see through with about a half inch head. nice lacing as well.

S - grassy and citruisy hops are dominant. roasted malts are present as well.

Taste - at first you get sweet malts and as you swallow you get hit with the hops you smelled in the nose. bitter grassy and piney finish.

M- Carbonation is perfect. pretty drinkable as well.

over all this was a good beer. not my style. loved their "west coast ipa".

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