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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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Serve on tap in a pint glass

This beer pours a very dark red with some haze and an off white head. The nose is dominantly hops, very citric and quite vibrant. The taste of the beer starts off with a nice bitterness and graces your palate with a fresh hop profile. The hops are citrusy with pineapple and grapefruit being dominant. The malts are more present then their standard IPA, the have some caramel tastes as well as toffee. The beer drinks about as well as an IPA should and wont give anybody a hard time. This is a decent green flash, not up to some of their other brews but still a solid beer.

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Appearance: deep clear red. Slight pink head.
Smell: Hmmm...bitter hops to be sure but a fruity, strawberry nose as well.
Taste: a bit of the fruit, but dominated by biting hops. Not the balance I was hoping for.
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottled June 4, 2012. Nice ’n fresh. Served at around 40F.

Pours clear red/amber with a two finger light beige head that leaves some nice spiderwebs of lacing and holds a small cap.

Aroma is floral and piney hops, some caramel and a bit of fruit, bread. Moderate strength...kind of subdued, but does get better as it warms.

Flavor is a lot more bold than the aroma, starts with a blast of piney, resinous hops, lots of rich caramel malt as well as some dark fruits and toffee, some sweetness in the middle, nice bitterness on the finish. Some alcohol noted, but not too bad.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, creamy, sticky, good carbonation.

Hopped-up Amber Ale? Red IPA? Whatever it may be classified as, it is quite good. Nice hop kick, robust malts, just wish for a bit more in the aroma.

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