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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

3,134 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,134
Reviews: 938
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 116
Gots: 345 | 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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Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of syrupjoe
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Photo of joeyrvv
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of B967ierhunter177
2.46/5  rDev -38%
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.

Photo of Rutager
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -37%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of SawDog505
4.58/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass. Pours a beautiful bright red, with 3 inch Tanish red head, with excellent retention and lots of lacing. Smell pineapple, tangerine, carmel, and pine. Taste is all of that perfectly balanced with a little grapefruit in the finish. Body is wonderful, pretty chewy for 7%, easy drinking, and plenty of life. I really like how the kicked this up a notch and made the price feel better do to the abv being higher and the taste being even better.

Photo of jak
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of mltobin
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, poured into a pint glass.

Appearance is ruby with a two finger head. Its` nose has caramel, grapefruit and pin. Taking a sip of this bright colored red ale, I taste a sweet aspect right away. Not sweet like some stouts or other beers, but a really nice hoppy amber. The mouthfeel is light-medium, with moderate carbonation to it. It drinks easily and is a tasty beer.

Photo of ConorThomas
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of brewandbbq
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from Bert's Better Beers.

Pours dark amber with a half inch head of bone. A partial skim coat and dots of lacing throughout the glass.

Aromatics lead off with sticky, sweet malt, pine sap, and grapefruit. Some shades of wet paper and cardboard follow through.

Medium bodied with a tacky mouthfeel. A bit slick and chewy.

Sweet malt with a roasty backbone starts the palate. A moderate to firm bitterness steps forward along with some resiny, piney hops and a hint of chocolate.

Finishes with sweet, roasty malt, faded hops, and cardboard.

This beer is a bit stale and the hops are subdued aside from the bitterness.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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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 3,134 ratings.