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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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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,624 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,624
Reviews: 888
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 77
Gots: 129 | FT: 2
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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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

12-05-2011 18:01:28 | More by deapokid
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-05-2011 00:51:30 | More by nmann08
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crob3888

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-04-2011 19:31:08 | More by crob3888
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drn

Idaho

5/5  rDev +26.3%

12-04-2011 17:20:46 | More by drn
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jhighlandbrewing

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

12-04-2011 02:28:25 | More by jhighlandbrewing
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bigred89

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-04-2011 02:21:55 | More by bigred89
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PhatAtUT

Texas

5/5  rDev +26.3%

12-03-2011 05:01:07 | More by PhatAtUT
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Nitrogenx

Illinois

5/5  rDev +26.3%

12-02-2011 19:56:36 | More by Nitrogenx
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twelveinches

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-02-2011 06:52:33 | More by twelveinches
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-01-2011 19:40:43 | More by kjkinsey
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CoolGuy42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

12-01-2011 16:55:41 | More by CoolGuy42
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep amber with a slightly off-white, bubbly, fluffy head.

S - A hint of hops but the sweet, toasty malt predominates. Nice.

T - Creamy, sweet malt dominates with a faint hop note. A bit of alcohol but it's accompanied by a spicy/bready malt that mellows it out. Fantastic for the style.

M - Smooth with little carbonation and awesome sweet malt. Easy to drink and incredibly enjoyable to drink.

Drink this!

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 07:49:02 | More by Gatch
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HoppySuds

California

5/5  rDev +26.3%

12-01-2011 05:35:08 | More by HoppySuds
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

12-01-2011 02:19:36 | More by PaBeerLover
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Tpsauer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

12-01-2011 00:10:47 | More by Tpsauer
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jag21

Washington

4/5  rDev +1%

11-30-2011 23:28:14 | More by jag21
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amcmaho1

New Mexico

3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recently got Green Flash distributed here to NM, very excited for this one...

Appearance: The marketing wasn't kidding with the whole "Red IPA" thing. Really deep crimson color, with really clean transparency. Pours with a pretty good sized off white head with some powerful lacing and head retention.

Smell: Immediately I get some really nice citrus on the nose, peach and grapefruit. There's some earthier hop presence there, along with some biscuit-like malt notes. The brightness of the citrus cuts through though, and makes this very inviting to simply sit and smell...

Taste: Lots of the citrus that's on the nose shows up in the taste, along with some pine-like bitterness. Malt comes through nicely, with some sweet and biscuit flavor being balanced by the clean bitterness of the hops. My only complaint, is a very faint metallic taste which seems to show up periodically...not super detracting from the beer overall, but still unwanted.

Mouthfeel: Really nice carbonation, lack of real stickiness, and a nice moderate dryness. This is an easy drinking beer, and certainly enjoyable for the hop-heads among us...

Overall: Surprised to see the lower scores on this beer; though this is a very fresh bottle. I imagine that this beer suffers dramatically from age; there's some really great subtle interplay in the nose and taste, and the Amarillo dry-hopping certainly adds some great citrus qualities to an already great beer. I'll definitely seek this out in the future...

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 23:19:42 | More by amcmaho1
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California

5/5  rDev +26.3%

11-30-2011 19:34:48 | More by Daveychu
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Maryland

5/5  rDev +26.3%

11-30-2011 16:33:16 | More by mcphish22
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zdk9

Texas

3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours brown with a lot of small carbonation bubbles- almost looks like it's a nitro beer. A full finger of head and some lacing, but not really interesting lacing.

S- This one's out of the gate with a nice strong aroma. Dank hops, caramel, malt syrup fading into brown sugar, some grass.

T- Lots of malt, like a brown nut syrup. And lots of hops, like grapefruit pith juice.

M- The bitterness is high on this one. It is definitely stronger than the taste would indicate which I'm not so high on, though it does fit my expectations of a red ale, so there's that.

O- A powerful beer that has a lot of flavors to sift through and digest, but still doesn't feel heavy or as alcoholic as it is. A nice example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 06:19:34 | More by zdk9
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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rhino54

California

5/5  rDev +26.3%

11-27-2011 18:31:07 | More by rhino54
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gmagness

Colorado

3.08/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Cloudy, deep amber color with moderate head. Nice lacing with each sip.

S: Pine, juniper, and citrus over heavy bread. The combination hints of some harsh flavor.

T: Aroma is accurate to the flavor. Bitterness of hops overwhelms any fruit or malt flavors. It is difficult for me to describe other than the taste is underwhelming. While I like a good IPA, something is lost in this combination.

M: Good body and carbonation.

O: I am a fan of red ales with a hoppy finish. Green Flash make a valiant attempt to take a step further with mixed results. I would like to try it on tap since hops that have been on the shelf for a while can become harsh and lose their balance. Right now I find the Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale a much better beer than the IPA version.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 00:10:01 | More by gmagness
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -24.2%

11-25-2011 14:07:27 | More by jenray
Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,624 ratings.