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

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Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale
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2,799 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,799
Reviews: 900
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 85
Gots: 194 | 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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3.4/5  rDev -14.4%

Shane95007, Aug 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.4/5  rDev -14.4%

mtnman6288, Aug 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

flynn1648, Aug 26, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -2.3%

holmesmi, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Freehouse, Aug 25, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev -15.4%

Summer_Aims, Aug 25, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +8.8%

hillind, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Doublicious, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

kushlash23, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Woodman70, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Brackh
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Pours darkish reddish coppery. Nice little foamy head. Great smell! Pine and maybe some malt. Usually don't love red ales but this is an exception. Maybe because it also has some ipa taste in there. You can taste the alcohol and hops. Outstanding beer. Try it if you get the chance.

Wife's Review: "Looks like tea, doesn't smell like tea. Pretty good."

Brackh, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

rjvanston, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Eddiehop, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

chrishensley, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev +0.8%

12oz bottle. Pours dark tawny with a glorious creamy foam head that's seemingly everlasting with it's sticky lacing. Fruity, resiny, piney, malty nose. Creamy and viscous. Big hop bite of citrus rind, with herbal flavors, and a dry grassy bitterness. A bit astringent, but not overwhelming. Malty, caramel, overripe orange, a bit jammy, with a biscuity malt finish that lingers with resiny, pine, and herbal flavors that are locked into an oiliness on the palate. A bit of booziness on the breath, and especially as the beer warms.

Quite the hop bomb and kick to the palate.

Todd, Aug 22, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

BrewSTL, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of brureview
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Poured a very attractive dark reddish copper color with a 2F head in a Spiegalgau glass with lacing.

I could smell the aroma when opening the bottle: melon, citrus, vanilla, and pine.

The mouth feel is pleasantly carbonated.

The aroma transitions well to the taste: stronger pine and citrus.

The finish is a clean hoppy bitterness.

Overall, another excellent beer from Green Flash.

brureview, Aug 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Washtenaw_Beer_Guy, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

AMCimpi, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Donkster46, Aug 20, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -37%

nkelley77, Aug 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

AlvinLin, Aug 19, 2014
Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,799 ratings.