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

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Green Flash Hop Head Red AleGreen Flash Hop Head Red Ale

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

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

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

12oz bottle poured into a globe.

A: Deep ruby red color. Mildly hazy. A half inch cap of sandy tinged lacing retains well. Lacing is thin and scraggly.

S: Citrus rind, orange, grapefruit, pine and resin. Whiff of alcohol. Malts bring hints of toast and a candy shell sweetness.

T: Pine and resin open. Earthy and leafy hops. Oily, resiny bitterness. Citrus rind and orange. Ruby red grapefruit. Toasted malts, hints of crust and cocoa, slight candy shell. Berry and tropical esters are subtle. Hit of alcohol. Bitter, clamping, resiny hops on the finish with hints of crust and caramel.

M: Medium bodied. Round and creamy with a slight sense of weight. Low carbonation. Gritty, scraping hop astringency. Bit of alcohol warmth.

O: A great 'red IPA'. Alcohol is apparent, though it still drinks very easily thanks to the hefty but smooth malt body. Well worth a try.

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

The beer has a ruby red color that is clear and filtered. The head is slightly tannish and creamy that dissipates slowly after a while. The beer has a floral smell as well as a bit of pine resin. The hop smells are balanced out by a bit of sweet malt but still has an overall hoppy smell. the beer tastes similar to the smell but is less hop forward. The sweet malt taste is stronger than the smell and has a hint of breaded malt. The beer also has a strong bitter hop taste with hints of pine resin. The pine lingers in the mouth afterwards. The beer has a medium body with a smooth feel even though it is a little thick. Overall, a pretty good amber ale that I would like to have again in the future.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - murky ruby red color with beige head

Smell - grapefruit and hop dankness

Taste - grapefruit, caramel, tea

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, high carbonation, bit of sweetness upfront, hop bitterness lingers after that initial sweetness

Overall - not a bad amber ale, flavor is not as balanced as I prefer my amber ales to be

Price point - $1.67/12 oz single

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Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 3,409 ratings
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