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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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2,804 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,804
Reviews: 900
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 85
Gots: 197 | 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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Photo of jamex
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

4-pack bottles, $6.99.

This is one of those beers that I keep coming back to. It's just an easy to drink, great tasting red. Pours a nice copper, smells fantastic and has an amazing taste. Not to much wrong with this one. If you're not into red beers, I'd suggest trying to get back into them with this one. A go-to 4-pack I pick up on a regular basis.

jamex, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of Moose34
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Moose34, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of ggodzik
4/5  rDev +0.8%

ggodzik, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of zenwatts
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

zenwatts, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of DopplebockEffect
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass from a bottle.

A) Bit of a heavy pour left about two fingers of a khaki colored head with nice frothy lacing. Unfiltered and hazy with a deep reddish-orange color.

S) Right from the get-go I could smell the hops, and with a closer look... smell rather... Upfront is definitely a bitter hoppy smell with citrus notes, and an underlying sweet aroma.

T) Initially the beer tasted similar to it's bitter smell, but quickly turns to a sweet caramel flavor. Much sweeter than I expected, but still fairly well balanced as you continue to drink it.

M) Medium in body and has a decent amount of carbonation. Fairly creamy and finishes slick and somewhat oily. Seems to linger around well after your last sip.

Overall I think it is a pretty solid beer. A little sweeter than I typically would want in an IPA, but I like it.

DopplebockEffect, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of kepp
4/5  rDev +0.8%

kepp, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of blurjose
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

blurjose, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of TexAggie011
4/5  rDev +0.8%

TexAggie011, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of ThirstyHerf
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

ThirstyHerf, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of xdefeatsy
4/5  rDev +0.8%

xdefeatsy, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of ucsbmullet
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

ucsbmullet, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of bigdeuce
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It's hard to find a thing wrong with this beer. Beautiful pour, tons of lacing down the glass. Needs to be cleaned, the glass does, after each pour! Craggy tan head with outstanding retention. Scents of pine oils and cherry juices. A very dark beer for a red ale. Medium bodied with a remarkable balance between the rich maltiness and the hoppy bitterness. The malty backbone hits the palate as do the hops, followed by a semi-sweet finish that is not cloying. An absolute masterpiece of a brew that can be drank anytime of the year and multiple brews in a session!

bigdeuce, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of kevfujii
4/5  rDev +0.8%

kevfujii, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of BeerDawgs
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A cloudy amber, with 1 finger of head and nice, sticky lace all the way down the glass as you drink. Unfiltered

S - Very, very hoppy! The amarillo hops smell amazing. Sweet smell

T - Very good, but unfortunately, amarillo hopped beers do not taste as good as they smell, as is the case here. But well balanced, and good none the less

M - Medium bodied and smooth, with medium carbonation

O - Good, but not great. very drinkable.

BeerDawgs, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of mfavoino
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted out of a 12oz bottle and poured into a pint glass on 1/7/12.

Appearance is very deep crimson color with a fluffy two inch head. You don't have to stick your nose into this one to get a whiff of the potent hops and grassy notes in this beer. Great smell, and my first taste didn't disappoint either. As a professed hophead, I was pretty satisfied with this beer. The hops are the main attraction and the beer finishes very nicely to make it very drinkable, lingering on the back of the tongue. Medium mouthfeel lightly and drinkably make this one that you can have multiple of in a night. I imagine this is even better when enjoyed straight from a fresh tap.

mfavoino, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of quantumcipher
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

quantumcipher, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of Dope
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Dope, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of jeanphony
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

jeanphony, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of TheFightfan1
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. A very hazy amber color, with a rubyish tint to it. An off white two fingered heading. Tremendous lacing and globbage.

Nose is very pungent with pine and citrus hops. There is a very heavy sweet malty background.

A perfect balance in taste. The very piney and citrus plays well with the sweet caramel and doughy maltiness. Heavy amarillo lingering in the finish.

Medium - full bodied, excellent carbonation and a perfect smooth, creaminess in the mouth. Slight buttery slickness leaves a film in the mouth for the finish.

Awesome beer. Though I don't quite put it up there with Nugget Nectar this is damn close.

TheFightfan1, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Stoffel, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of syrupjoe
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pint glass. Sipping in a hotel room in Kansas City.

Pours a deep amber color with no cloudiness or particulates. One finger creamy almond head.

Nose is creamy, sweet, and biscuity with light pine and grapefruit notes.

Taste is strongly caramely, slightly sour, and hoppy but not overwhelmingly so. Crisp green finish with no residual off flavors.

syrupjoe, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of joeyrvv
4/5  rDev +0.8%

joeyrvv, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of B967ierhunter177
2.48/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a hazy, copper color with very little head but lace that lasts. The aroma is fruity with a hint of caramel, It's flavor has notes of grapefruit, caramel, toffee, and a strong hop bitterness and mild malt sweetness. The bitterness, while leaving an aftertaste in the finish, mellows as it warms. The mouthfeel is medium. Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale is a decent beer, smooth and dry. Recommended.

B967ierhunter177, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of Rutager
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a clear, deep ruby-amber with two fingers of thick, pale rusty-yellow head.

Smell. Piney hops and caramel grains. Some oranges and grapefruit too.

Taste. Caramel and grains fading into oily citrus rinds and pine sap that lingers a good while.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body with medium carbonation.

Overall. Pretty nice and big ipa. I'd drink it again for sure.

Rutager, Jan 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

Jstark5150, Jan 03, 2012
Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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