Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale | Green Flash Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,406 Ratings
Green Flash Hop Head Red AleGreen Flash Hop Head Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
greenflashbrew.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

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.

Added by sleazo on 03-06-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,406
Reviews:
964
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
172
Gots:
539
For Trade:
2
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour bottle best by 5/13/14 into New Belguim globe

A-Pours a deep red copper with a lingering thick off white head that sticks to the glass.

S-Aroma has pine up front with a superb combination of citrus and hops in the background. Some light maltiness does come out slightly.

T-The taste has all of the noted smells combined really nicely.

M-Mouthfeel has a medium body with crisp bitterness and a lingering, dry finish.

O-Overall I've really enjoyed this beer I think its a hybrid of a malty amber ale and IPA. Great combo

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The spill is a rich amber we shall call red with a huge and dense head that leaves substantial chunks clinging behind. It seems fairly actively carbonated and looks quite enticing indeed.

The nose is bready with a mild bouquet of hop aromatics emanating. Just a dash of dank skunk number one. It isn't overly flamboyant, but suggests a positive experience lingering in the taste test.

The taste is strikingly mild which makes this brew quite drinkable. The subdued nose hinted at the laid back contents and this one is utterly gulpable. A subtle bitterness compliments a wonderfully smooth malt base that is distinctively of the red persuasion. The earthy dankness of the hops is expressed perfectly against the grain. This is not beastly but it is sessionable and delicious in its delicate appeal.

The mouthfeel is light and makes this glass go down with ease.

Overall, this is a great drinking beer. There is nothing here that is abrasive. It is smooth and balanced and is likely one of the most enjoyable versions of this class that has ever graced me palate. All too often things are overdone, but this one seems just right. I will be visiting upon this again with haste.

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Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
3.99 out of 5 based on 3,406 ratings.
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