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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

2,973 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,973
Reviews: 917
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 93
Gots: 246 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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

TexAggie011, Jan 11, 2012
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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
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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
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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
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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
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

drummermattie02, Jan 02, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a bright red amber ipa with a 2 inch white head. smells like a west coast ipa, extremely hoppy with a touch of malty sweetness. taste is much sweeter than the nose, with a rather heavy feeling sucrose element. very little bitterness for such a hoppy beer, more resin like and sticky. mouthfeel is pretty good, plenty bubbly and medium bodied. overall a good ipa, but because of the sweetness i wouldnt want to drink them all night.

StonedTrippin, Jan 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

IPAnoah, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

ChuckStingray, Dec 31, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -37%

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

richbrew, Dec 30, 2011
Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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