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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

3,024 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,024
Reviews: 918
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 97
Gots: 265 | 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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From a 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass. Pours Amber to ruby with a tan rocky one finger head. The aroma is light with notes of grapefruit, pine, and salty sweet caramel malt. Although this has an excellent balance of hops and malt, it is generally malt-forward as an amber should be. The hops don't remain throughout, giving way to the aforementioned salty sweet caramel malt that dominates to the dry finish. This beer has some of the best malt flavor of any I have tried. However, the hops, as well as the overall flavor tend to diminish as it warms, which lowers the score a bit for me. Very good, but not my favorite red ale.

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First red ale!

I bought what appears to be a vintage 22oz bottle of the Hop Head Red at a Total Wine in Charlotte, NC. It was labeled as 7.0% APV instead of 8.1% as it should. No Freshness date found.

Poured into a snifter, it is reddish brown in color with a tan long lasting head. Smell is mostly floral. Had a nice lingering pine and caramel flavor along with a little citrus tang. Overall a very enjoyable beer!

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Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 3,024 ratings.