Hop Head Red - Belmont Brewing Company
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3.9/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Deep brown-red at the top, a little hazy, with orange lights along the bottom. Barely tanned head is about an inch thick initially, some soapiness but pretty tight. Retention is okay, keeps a nice dusting of foam on top, and the lacing is pretty sticky.
Bright citric hops with a caramel backing. Run of the mill for craft beer at large, but notable for style given its hops bent. Not much power.
Again, hop-forward character on the palate, lots of citrics, even leaning toward the bitterness of grapefruit. Plenty of caramel malts to keep things honest, but nothing that shows up after the swallow. The finish is clean, pleasantly bitter, and pretty long.
Soft, fairly creamy texture. Pretty good size and smoothness. As mentioned, the hops are the major player here but it's certainly not too bitter by any stretch. Nice take on a boring style. I liked this one quite a bit but not nearly as much as Lucky 13 or Red Rocket.
Serving type: bottle
09-15-2008 02:58:09 | More by BretSikkink
3.53/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
On draft at brewery, consumed on 11/12/07.
Not as dark as their amber ale, this beer is a little on the orange/copper side. A resiny hop character greets the nose. Very well-balanced malt/hops flavor, neither overpowering nor overwhelmed. Slightly astringent aftertaste where hops linger on the palate. Not as hoppy as the name would leave you to believe, though hoppier than most red ales I have had.
Serving type: on-tap
03-01-2008 03:54:57 | More by charlzm
3.95/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On tap at BBC.
Poured a rich amber color with a nice off-white head that lasted most of the glass.
The aroma of the beer was reasonably hoppy with citrus and resin notes. Some caramel and burnt toffee malt characters could be smelled as well.
The flavor of the beer was crisply hoppy with a noticable mineral tang, much like Burton-On-Trent bitters. The malt profile had notes of caramel and toffee mixed in.
The mouthfeel of the beer was pretty good, but a tad on the thin side. I would have liked a more dextrinous mouthfeel. The carbonation seemed just a touch high, which added a little airiness to the beer.
Overall a solid amber/red ale from a local brewpub.
Serving type: on-tap
02-09-2007 18:07:25 | More by SacoDeToro
Hop Head Red from Belmont Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.