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

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,406 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
Ratings:
3,406
Reviews:
964
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
172
Gots:
539
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,406 |  Reviews: 964
Photo of quincy8372
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Itallianno14
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was my favorite red IPA

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Photo of Wasted_Youth
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothmanscott
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky amber brown (some bottles with swimming particulates) producing a nice 2.5 finger, tan, nicely lasting head that leaves strings of lace. Nose is caramel, biscuity toasted malt & citrus/resinous hop heavy. Taste nicely balanced with toasted caramel malt imparting a subordinate sweetness, finishing full bodied pine, citrus & spicy hoppiness. Nicely bitter finish & aftertaste. Overall malt & hops have a high degree of balance. Some noticeable similarities to Lagunitas Red Imperial Ale.

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Photo of Jamstone714
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishCowboyBend
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrStiffington
3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SDStoutly
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of icemanls4
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jimpyle48
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled draft

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Photo of MMillerReport
2.95/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TheDogHouse
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tdenham
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TravisMason
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cogentfire
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wonderful caramel flavor which is complemented by the Amarillo dry hops. Would like stronger resinous hops for the backbone.

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Photo of coastiebob
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Roby923
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Musty hop smell, smooth and aggressive. Impressive collection of amarillo, warrior, and nugget hops. Bottled from somewhere in Naples. Took the risk based on the best before AUG 2015 expiry date, but found this to be smooth and aged well.

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Photo of Shmizzen
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GlennWB
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really good red double ipa. Good flavor not too bitter. Somewhat like dogfish 90 min. Malt forward hop finish

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Photo of mmosey
4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a flute glass straight from the tap.

Appearance: Deep Amber with medium bubbles and an off-white head settles quick with even lacing. Head upon initial pour rose to about one finger's length.

Smell: Light hop scent, but a little more light than you would expect.

Taste: Malty and little sweet, like honey oranges and grapefruit sweet with the nice touch of bitterness to offset the sweetness.

Mouth: Sticky brew, little thin on the body with medium carbonation.

Overall: Good brew and very hard not to pass up, if you like IIPAs this might be one to lean towards to. Enjoy in a glass as always....Salud!

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Photo of Drunkie
2.61/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 12oz bottle from Don Quiojte. Amber color, hops smell comes through, medium mouthfeel, high carbonation, slight hint of chocolate, alcohol aftertate, some bitterness, overall an ok beer. Nice to try, but I won't buy it again.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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