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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

2,748 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,748
Reviews: 894
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 84
Gots: 176 | 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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CajunMary13

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

07-14-2013 18:41:02 | More by CajunMary13
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rosschive

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-14-2013 16:54:50 | More by rosschive
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jkane101

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

07-14-2013 15:02:00 | More by jkane101
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1%

07-13-2013 22:02:36 | More by Mebuzzard
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EastBay_Nick

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-13-2013 21:15:49 | More by EastBay_Nick
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-13-2013 12:06:36 | More by pathman
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oilcan01

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-12-2013 21:48:52 | More by oilcan01
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-12-2013 19:54:46 | More by doremite
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grubefresh

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-11-2013 06:23:58 | More by grubefresh
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CoachC

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

A - bottled on 6/7/2013. Poured a dark copper color, with a 1 inch foam head.

S - smell is of faint Amarillo hops and some pine action.

T - taste is of hops, although not overly hoppy, a nice tasting hoppy red amber. I would call it the poor mans Nugget Nectar.

M - mouthfeel is nice.

O - a solid hoppy red amber ale. When fresh (8 weeks or less after bottling) its good.

07-11-2013 03:39:29 | More by CoachC
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tcouncil

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

07-11-2013 00:30:08 | More by tcouncil
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -24.2%

07-10-2013 21:30:12 | More by TheMrFarnham
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DSkilling

California

4/5  rDev +1%

07-10-2013 20:35:46 | More by DSkilling
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BetterBeerPlz

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-10-2013 02:26:09 | More by BetterBeerPlz
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-10-2013 01:04:09 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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MonkeyStain

Florida

4/5  rDev +1%

07-09-2013 10:18:49 | More by MonkeyStain
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%

Chose this beer because I was running out of IPAs to try and one of my friends had me try G'Knight by Oskar Blues the other night. So I figured I'd try a few other Red IPAs, starting with this one...

Appearance - copper/deep amber color that's red at the edges if you hold it up to the light, with a thick beige head that sticks around and dissipates down to a thin sheet of healthy looking small bubbles. The carbonation is light.
Smell - heavy caramel, barley, some dark fruits (prunes), some pine/citrus/lemon peel from the hops, a little sweeter and slightly less bitter hoppiness than the big imperial ipas that are my favorites (Hop Slam, Ruination, Hoptimum...) I like it.
Taste -sweet taste at first w caramel, grapefruit and prunes/figs, then the bitter hops start to come in with pine, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon peel,
Body - medium bodied with a sticky finish, leaves a residue of hop bitterness in your mouth
Overall - I really liked this beer, I look forward to trying more like this.

07-09-2013 05:27:00 | More by ISmith87
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McAndrew

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +1%

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2GOOFY

California

4/5  rDev +1%

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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +6.3%

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Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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ebrifan

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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jwalden

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-05-2013 20:59:45 | More by jwalden
Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,748 ratings.