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: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the Pickled Pig. Review from notes.

A: Pours a red/brown with a small off-white head. Not much retention, but nice lacing.

S: Slightly spicy, but not really much going on. Some very faint citrus fruit and some grapefruit, but seems lacking in terms of hop presence. There is some grainy malt that comes through strong.

T: Similarly lacking in hop presence. Mostly spices and lots of caramel. Was expecting this beer to be very hop forward based on previous beers I have had from green flash.

M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.

O: Like I said before, was expecting much more of a hop bomb and got a malty beer. Disappointing.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz : tulip snifter

Pours a cloudy, dark red with a thick, billowy, foamy head off white head. Good lacing.

Sweet, tropical fruit backed by caramel malt, very inviting nose.

Tropical fruit transitions into light pine notes a caramel malt backing.

Medum body, average carbonation.

A very enjoyable IPA, my first thought when I smelt this was that this is something I would definitely consider buying more of.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass.

A: Deep copper to reddish-brown in color. Very hazy. Tan head, about one finger's worth. Moderate visible carbonation.

S: Piney hops, malt, some sweetness.

T: Pine, bitter hops, then malt. The sweeter flavors fade quickly to the ending bitterness, which reminds me of grapefruit rinds. It is hop-forward, but overall seems a very balanced beer for the style. Although, to be fair, I'm not sure the style actually exists.

M: A little creamy, good carbonation. Bitterness bite at end with just a touch of sourness. There is more alcohol presence than I expected.

O: A good, very drinkable brew. Now that Green Flash is available around here, it will likely be a regular. That being said, I remember liking it much more on draft than out of this bottle.

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Bottle from Beer Deluxe. From notes.

A - Poured dark copper with a light haze. Light carbonation and a two finger creamy white head. Spotty lace and a half finger of retention.

S - Citrus, lot's of fruit, mint, bread, dark fruit.

T - Hop flavour was pretty strong. Rich malt, dark fruit and citrus hop with a really nice balance/blend of dark fruit/caramel malt and citrus hop.

M - Good carbonation, light-ish portion of a medium body and a light bitterness.

O/D - Fairly tasty. Hoppy and rich with a nice balance. Hop forward and very drinkable.

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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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