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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

3,130 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,130
Reviews: 938
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 113
Gots: 341 | 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 mcphish22
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of zdk9
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours brown with a lot of small carbonation bubbles- almost looks like it's a nitro beer. A full finger of head and some lacing, but not really interesting lacing.

S- This one's out of the gate with a nice strong aroma. Dank hops, caramel, malt syrup fading into brown sugar, some grass.

T- Lots of malt, like a brown nut syrup. And lots of hops, like grapefruit pith juice.

M- The bitterness is high on this one. It is definitely stronger than the taste would indicate which I'm not so high on, though it does fit my expectations of a red ale, so there's that.

O- A powerful beer that has a lot of flavors to sift through and digest, but still doesn't feel heavy or as alcoholic as it is. A nice example of the style.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of RobertColianni
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of rhino54
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of gmagness
3.08/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Cloudy, deep amber color with moderate head. Nice lacing with each sip.

S: Pine, juniper, and citrus over heavy bread. The combination hints of some harsh flavor.

T: Aroma is accurate to the flavor. Bitterness of hops overwhelms any fruit or malt flavors. It is difficult for me to describe other than the taste is underwhelming. While I like a good IPA, something is lost in this combination.

M: Good body and carbonation.

O: I am a fan of red ales with a hoppy finish. Green Flash make a valiant attempt to take a step further with mixed results. I would like to try it on tap since hops that have been on the shelf for a while can become harsh and lose their balance. Right now I find the Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale a much better beer than the IPA version.

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz custom bottle with cool raised logo in the glass. no date

cloudy red in color, with fluffy white head, good retention. aroma is definitely hop dominated. citrus & pine.

taste is also hop forward, but not overly so. tastes like a hopped up amber. medium body, higher carbonation.

overall, a solid beer.

Photo of daant76
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of Amalak
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had out of a bottle at the Burger Shoppe in Downtown Manhattan.
A. It's color is a very nice dark red. It is hazy with a good tan head and lots of lacing. Some bubbles.
S. Very nice Bold, nutty hop scent.
T. There is a very crisp oak taste. It's very clean. Some nice malt mixed with hops. Well blended. Mild sweetness.
M. There's an interesting caramel aftertaste.
O. This is probably the best Red Ale I've ever had.

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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  rDev +0.8%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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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 3,130 ratings.