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
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:
3,402
Reviews:
963
Avg:
4
pDev:
11%
 
 
Wants:
171
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For Trade:
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3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottled poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a thick ruby color with a 2 finger off white head. The slightly tan head dissipates to an 1/8" covering. A ton of chunky debris floats in the body. Reminds me of a natural amber with bugs trapped inside. Good amount of lacing.

S: Getting mostly malt in the aroma. Carmely notes as well. Certainly some hops in there but it takes a back seat.

T: Carmely sweet taste with a mild hop aftertaste. Bready taste as well. For a beer named "hop head" it is quite lacking in hops.

M: Thick and syrupy mouthfeel. Low on carbonation.

Overall a malt forward hoppy beer. A good transition beer for those trying to get into IPA's. I've had other bottles that were hoppier

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3.3/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Deep red with a two finger off-white head that was slow to recede into a one finger cap. Thin lacing. As you'd expect, the nose was very hoppy with traces of resin, grass, and grapefruit. An alcohol/phenol blast is the first thing that registered with me taste-wise with a strong aftertaste of hops in the finish. Average carbonation and near medium-bodied. I was a bit put off by the strong alcohol tinge up front after getting so excited over the smell. Sadly, this beer does not perform as well as it's cousin West Coast IPA.

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Green Flash Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 3,402 ratings.
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