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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3,036 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,036
Reviews: 919
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 97
Gots: 272 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of JAFoley
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Cloudy dark copper with a tan head that holds.

S - Huge hit of apricot, orange, and peach.

T - Bright and bready malts and caramel sweetness, offset with lime and pine bitters. All warmed with a solid abv.

M - Light carbonation and resinous from the hops.

O - I really like this beer. Very similar to Lagunitas Mondo Red Ale being that it's a hop forward red. I think I actually prefer this more, and with less alcohol you can crack another!

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of slader
3.49/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Starts out tasting like a classic IPA. Brings on tincture of vanilla in the mid-taste morphing to smokiness at the finish. Long lingering, distinctive aftertaste yields a sensation similar to eating blackened BBQ. Robust mouthfeel. Congrats to the brewer for creating a unique tasting and thirst quenching brew.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of TheMarkE
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Amber pour with a decent head and good lacing.

Smell: Caramel, pine, and citrus.

Taste: Hops. Once your tongue recovers it's caramel, pine, and citrus.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, smooth, and creamy. Plenty of hop bitterness in the finish, but not a nasty type of bitter.

The Verdict: Delicious. A hop monster at 70 IBU, but well balanced with a nice malt character. Combinations don't often work well, but this hybrid of red ale and DIPA treads that fine line perfectly. I can see this becoming a favorite.

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - bottled on 6/7/2013. Poured a dark copper color, with a 1 inch foam head.

S - smell is of faint Amarillo hops and some pine action.

T - taste is of hops, although not overly hoppy, a nice tasting hoppy red amber. I would call it the poor mans Nugget Nectar.

M - mouthfeel is nice.

O - a solid hoppy red amber ale. When fresh (8 weeks or less after bottling) its good.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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