Hop Head Red Ale | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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3.97/5
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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:
#4,969
Reviews:
965
Ratings:
3,422
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Photo of Bammer21
4.7/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ThemThangs
3.72/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fitzy01
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wpreynolds
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Marklaker
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Squire
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Dusty golden red with light tan cap and good lacing.

Aroma: Malt structure with a hop roof. The two work nicely together with neither dominating. The hops give off a floral spiciness as well.

Taste: Malt forward with a body that feels more heavy than rich but is pleasant none the less. The hops come into play fairly soon and remain to the finish leaving a slight hop aftertaste that is mild and clean.

Texture: Medium leaning towards full.

Overall: A far better flavor than my description indicates, perhaps because I don't find complex layers of flavors, rather just a few but they are good ones. Imperial anything is a difficult act to pull off and this one plays well.

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Photo of CBrodbeck
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JDoHo
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tpauer
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of godawgs
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of quincy8372
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Itallianno14
5/5  rDev +25.9%
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 -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothmanscott
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishCowboyBend
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrStiffington
3.59/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SDStoutly
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of icemanls4
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jimpyle48
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled draft

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2.95/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TheDogHouse
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
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

Hop Head Red Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 3,422 ratings