Hop Head Red Ale
Green Flash Brewing Co.

Hop Head Red AleHop Head Red Ale
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Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
Imperial Red Ale
Ranked #15
Ranked #12,438
3.97 | pDev: 11.08%
Sep 01, 2023
Mar 06, 2007
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.
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Rated: 4.21 by ctbeerman1 from Connecticut

Sep 01, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Mar 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
355 ml bottle, as Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale, from Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg, Denmark. ABV is 6.4%. Reddish brown colour, large off-white head. Nice and strong aroma of Amarillo hops, notes of spruce, orange marmalade and caramel. Well hopped flavour throughout (spruce / pine and grapefruit), on a fairly malty caramel background, nicely balanced. Moreish. A beer that easily could become one of my regulars, if it were available in Norway.
Mar 19, 2021
Rated: 3 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 24, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

May 04, 2020
Rated: 4.35 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Apr 04, 2019
Rated: 3.92 by tommyboy985 from Massachusetts

Mar 22, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by bschinelli from Illinois

Nov 27, 2018
Rated: 3.52 by TheCrowsEye from California

May 17, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Mar 16, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by kdown from California

Feb 10, 2018
Rated: 3.69 by Jyork1969 from Ohio

Feb 09, 2018
Rated: 3.9 by craigbelly from Iowa

Feb 04, 2018
Rated: 4.75 by pvibeer from Colorado

Jan 28, 2018
Rated: 4.63 by DougieAmphetaBeans from Massachusetts

Jan 22, 2018
Rated: 3.68 by jet812 from Indiana

Jan 13, 2018
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Reviewed by dave_ackbar from Hawaii

3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
4oz pour at local bottle shop.
Look is that of a red ale.
Smell is hoppy, but not overly hoppy.
Taste was way smoother than an IPA, it was listed as an IPA at the bar, the combo of red ale and ipa made it very distinctive.
Feel is smooth like a red ale.
Overall not too shabby, not sure I’d buy it, but if a friend offered a bottle I wouldn’t turn it down.
Dec 30, 2017
Rated: 3.8 by thampel09 from New Jersey

Sep 13, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I poured this into a tulip. The appearance was a fairly dark hazy amber color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within seconds. There was some lacing and it was mainly stringy. The aroma has a roasted caramel and toffee maltiness with an earthy and resinous resounding citrusy conglomeration. The taste took those flavors and combined nicely. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. There’s a decent earthy bitter but caramel aftertaste with a drying finish. Overall, I liked it, and am pretty sure I’d have it again.
Jun 20, 2017
Rated: 4 by mwvman from Indiana

Jun 17, 2017
Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 3428 ratings