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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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Ratings: 3,407 |  Reviews: 964
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some very good lacing. Aroma of earthy hops with some citrus and resin is quite nice. Taste is totally dominated by hops with some resin and citrus hops though notes of earthy hops are really powerful. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Not bad though grapefruit notes of Amarillo were not as dominant as I had expected.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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1/5  rDev -74.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

LUSH red, translucent, with a golden marshmallow head that sticks to the glass like spiderwebs.

Smell is amarillo paradise, juicy and citrusy, piney.

T/M: a big red-ale malt backbone and frothy feel, like a scotch ale. pungent hops and a hard bitterness that lingers. Quite rich.

I want to drink this one mega-fresh; I'm not sure this bottle is doing my first taste of the beer justice. At any rate, it's up there with the best of 'em for Red IPAs, a good example of the clarity and hoppiness of a pale ale style mixed with the heartiness and sweetness of a red.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.45/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy red color with foamy off-white head. Smell is a rather pleasant malty aroma. Taste continues to showcase that nice malt character, but where are the hops? They come in about midway through the sip and not in a pleasant way. They just make the beer taste bitter. I know that's what hops do, but in this beer they don't really add anything to the flavor. It doesn't taste hoppy, the beer just becomes bitter. The roasted malts save the beer considerably and saved the beer for me. I didn't have a hard time drinking it; I just wasn't particularly enjoying it as much as I had hoped to.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.38/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Deep amber, white head that has good retention with lacing.

S/T - Sweet caramel malts up front, finished off with resinous pine hops.

M - Medium to full body, medium carbonation, finishes clean with lasting bitterness.

O - With a name like this, I expect the hops to be much more assertive (a la Nugget Nectar). Not just on the back end of the taste. Still good, but could be more hoppy.

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1/5  rDev -74.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the bottle and into a pint glass:

A: rusty yet hazy amber red body that leaves a thick, foamy, off white one finger head that lasts for a good two minutes. No carbonation is seen rising. Great amounts of lacing is left all over.

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

T: all of the noted smells combined really nicely

M: medium with nothing harsh on the tongue, just generally an all-around good feel.

O: this is a superior blend of an IPA and a red ale. I am starting to wish I bought the four pack and would have no problem having this again any time any place.

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Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 3,407 ratings
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