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

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3.97/5
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3,407 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
Ranking:
#4,417
Reviews:
964
Ratings:
3,407
pDev:
10.83%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
173
Gots:
539
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3.07/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Pours a really dark amber with a thick creamy head. Nice lacing. A nice, balanced aroma of earthiness and some sweet fruit. Flavor is earthy, a touch of some toffee, and a little fruity. A nice crisp, active thinner mouthfeel that suits the beer quite well. Overall, a solid brew but nothing that has me needing to go out and grab some more.

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3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours dark amber color with a good head that fades to ample lacing.

S: Aroma of fresh pine and citrus with some mild malt sweetness in the back ground.

F: Starts with a tangy citrus bite followed by a subtle malt sweetness. There is a nice bitterness and a finish that is quite dry.

F: Fairly medium body, smooth with an almost creamy texture. No hint of the 7% ABV.

O: Great drink that goes down way too easy. Well worth checking out.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a dark copper, bordering on brown, color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that retains somewhat before evaporating to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and big bubbles of surface foam. Sudsy lacing. Noticeable sediment suspended in the body as well.

S- Grassy, earthy hop nose that's sharp and inviting. Faint caramel malts in the back.

T- Grapefruit sets in immediately amongst the sharp bitterness and subtle malt base. It's definitely the the hop bite that purveys itself on the palate as per the usual red ale M.O. Such a nice balance since the hops aren't too forward and let the malt do its thing to a point. More grassy than citrusy.

M- Very, very crisp and quenching as well as quite tingly from the hops. Medium carbonation.

O- Nice and enjoyable across the board. A great example of a hoppy red ale that's not too intense.

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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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