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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

3,089 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,089
Reviews: 933
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 107
Gots: 309 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of deonreds
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Brewsed
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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1/5  rDev -74.8%

Photo of kawilliams81
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- Pours a dark amber with a 2 finger light tan head. Small blotching of lacing.

S- Sweet caramel, grapefruit and pine.

T- caramel and sweet amber malts. Nice citrus flavors (orange and grapefruit) and pine bitterness.

M- Medium body and carbonation. Slight amount of efervesence.

O- Nice ipa or imperial amber which ever floats your boat. Like the citrus and sweet malts.

Photo of bonbini26
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of mactrail
3.38/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a distinct ruby red color. More on the Hawaiian Punch end of the spectrum than coppery. Nice head on the stuff. Interesting malty nose, a hint of citrus.

Some sweet malt with a fruity touch. Maybe it's the power of suggestion, but it tastes like cherries and underripe pineapple. Resiny hops take over the flavors. Moderately bitter. Rich and sharp with a malty undertone.

On the whole, this seems to marry some the less attractive aspects of a Red Ale with an anemic IPA. However, the manageable bitterness along with the nice sudsy mouthfeel makes it quite drinkable. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Best Damn in San Diego.

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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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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of CloudStrife
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottled poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a thick ruby color with a 2 finger off white head. The slightly tan head dissipates to an 1/8" covering. A ton of chunky debris floats in the body. Reminds me of a natural amber with bugs trapped inside. Good amount of lacing.

S: Getting mostly malt in the aroma. Carmely notes as well. Certainly some hops in there but it takes a back seat.

T: Carmely sweet taste with a mild hop aftertaste. Bready taste as well. For a beer named "hop head" it is quite lacking in hops.

M: Thick and syrupy mouthfeel. Low on carbonation.

Overall a malt forward hoppy beer. A good transition beer for those trying to get into IPA's. I've had other bottles that were hoppier

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -55.9%

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3.3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Deep red with a two finger off-white head that was slow to recede into a one finger cap. Thin lacing. As you'd expect, the nose was very hoppy with traces of resin, grass, and grapefruit. An alcohol/phenol blast is the first thing that registered with me taste-wise with a strong aftertaste of hops in the finish. Average carbonation and near medium-bodied. I was a bit put off by the strong alcohol tinge up front after getting so excited over the smell. Sadly, this beer does not perform as well as it's cousin West Coast IPA.

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 3,089 ratings.