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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

2,751 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,751
Reviews: 894
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 84
Gots: 178 | 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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nkelley77

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

08-19-2014 23:26:45 | More by nkelley77
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

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RichH55

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

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Sunstealer

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-18-2014 21:06:36 | More by Sunstealer
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FinchSCF

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1%

08-16-2014 13:19:52 | More by FinchSCF
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Gschwartz


1.96/5  rDev -50.5%

08-16-2014 05:31:16 | More by Gschwartz
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -1.5%

12 oz. bottle, with best before date 11/08/2014 printed on the label. This is somehow my first review of a beer from Green Flash Brewing Co., as I haven't had any of their beers in quite some time.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a nice amber color; appears a dark reddish orange in the glass with about a finger of creamy khaki tan head. Leaves behind some thin spotty lacing. Looks pretty good. 4

S - The smell is fairly neutral, but pleasant enough. Mostly creamy caramel / amber malt forward. Lightly floral & herbal, but I'm not pulling out a lot of distinctive hop qualities from this one aside from that. 3.5

T - Taste on the other hand is very nice - creamy caramel / toffee malts, herbal tea leaves, and resinous pine. Fairly simple in it's approach, but I'd say it hits it's mark. 4

M - The feel is smooth and creamy. Only mildly bitter and resinous on the finish. Medium-bodied with good carbonation. 4.

Overall, a nice take on the red IPA from Green Flash, but it doesn't venture into any new or exciting territory. A solid example of the style, and one I would surely go back to again.

Green Flash Hop Head Red -----4/5.

08-16-2014 04:19:11 | More by mfnmbvp
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Wrigfen

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-14-2014 19:09:14 | More by Wrigfen
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Ricelikesbeer

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-14-2014 14:41:18 | More by Ricelikesbeer
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4.32/5  rDev +9.1%

08-14-2014 06:13:42 | More by rogerdandy
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chossboss

Oregon

3.8/5  rDev -4%

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koakley

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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Washington

4.24/5  rDev +7.1%

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Motozappa

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Arizona

4.8/5  rDev +21.2%

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SHODriver

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +1%

A: pours a deep red with a finger of dense light tan head that is slow to fade and leaves good lacing
S: smells of pine oil, citrus, and caramel
T: taste is citrus, pine, caramel, and toasted malt while the swallow is oily pine resin with some citrus with some tropical fruit
M: medium on the palate with light and soft carbonation. this beer finishes on the refreshing side with oily hop goodness coating the mouth
O: I don't mean to call a brewery out for this but it seems like they took West Coast IPA(phenomenal beer btw) and added some specialty malts with the same hop bill. Either way it's really good if you like your American Ambers on the hoppy side

08-12-2014 01:34:25 | More by SHODriver
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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Colorado

4/5  rDev +1%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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davegray

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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CK319

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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ewaits

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -24.2%

08-10-2014 00:05:57 | More by ewaits
Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,751 ratings.