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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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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,881 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,881
Reviews: 906
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 91
Gots: 220 | 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  rDev +0.8%

msturek, Sep 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

tommy5, Sep 07, 2013
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3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Reddish light brown. off white almost mocha thick head. bubbly.

S: A touch of roast. slight bread. caramel and toffee with light grapefruit and onion on the end.

T: Slight caramel toast. good malt. grapefruit and citrus with a hint of lime zest. pine and bitter earth. i get mint. a dry lingering grassy finish.

M: Light but full. finish lingers. perfectly carbonated.

O: A refreshing beer for any time! /88

schwemjw, Sep 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Huntor0, Sep 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

klmcmachen, Sep 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

ThreeKingdoms, Sep 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

ghscott, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

UncleAddie, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

dertyd, Sep 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

ruffdawg, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

AgentMunky, Sep 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

MisterFuzz, Aug 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

larryarms847, Aug 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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3.28/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Clear, red-copper color, with a solid finger of yellowish-white head that lasted to the bottom of the glass, with delicate lacing all the way down as well.

S: Nothing but hops, leaning more toward pine-sap than citrus. There's no trace of malted grain on the nose.

T: There's a tiny bit of malt initially, but there's no balance whatsoever -- the sharp bitterness hits hard early and doesn't let up.

M: With such a frothy head, I was expecting a lot more carbonation than I got. Honestly, it was a little flat. The finish was dry, bordering on astringent.

O: My least-favorite offering from Green Flash Brewery so far. Although the appearance was excellent, the rest of the package was lacking. Although I had several gripes with the beer, the lack of balance was the biggest gripe. It was certainly drinkable, but not worth spending money on. Apparently, even good breweries can make mediocre beers.

TappaKeggaBrew, Aug 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

LloydBobBoozehound, Aug 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

davet100, Aug 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,881 ratings.