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Green Flash Hop Head Red (-2013)



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RATINGS: 1437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Editor’s note: If you had the 8.1% abv version marketed since 2014 as a Double Red India Pale Ale, this is the wrong beer page. Please rate under Green Flash Hop Head Red Double IPA (2014 -). Resinous hop characteristics emerge from an enormous hopping with Columbus, Nugget and Amarillo overtaking the rich caramel malt base. To add luscious
hop flavors and enticingly floral hop aromas, we dry-hop the brew with bucket loads of Amarillo hops. Welcome to the world of Red IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2120) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Bottle that Daniel brought over. Green Flash has made it to NC? Cool, now all I need to see is the IPA on my grocery store shelves! This one pours out an actual red color with a nice tan head on it. Smell is great, somewhat malty, but mostly grass, pine, citrus, and west coast hop smells. The taste is similar, a typical west coast beer - plenty of hops, light carbonation, good balance. An easy to drink, very smooth interesting beer. I like this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1425) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Bottle. A hazy, blood-red pour with a thick and creamy khaki head. Mouth-watering floral aroma that features plenty of grapefruits, pine and even some hints of strawberries! Goes down with a harsh, tongue-stripping resiny-ness. Love that bitterness! Medium to thin-bodied. Lots of the aforementioned grapefruit in the taste along with some caramel maltiness backing things up nicely. VERY drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2008
bottle from G&G, poured into a snifter. pours a dark reddish/orange with very little head. aroma comes wafting out of the glass immediately. the aroma is definitely different and quite nice. floral hoppiness with some grapefruit and orange peel with an interesting balance of roasted pine nuts. Flavor is the best part of this beer, by far. Starts off with hoppy sweetness and flows nicely to a bitter, roasty finish. Medium body and extremely drinkable. Definitely a quality APA (doesn’t fit the IPA style) as would be expected from Green Flash.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1545) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Shared by robert at state line. Thanks robert!!! In my opinion this was the best beer all night. Ratebeer calls it an American Pale Ale but in my opinion it is a definite IPA. Super bitter, another grassy bitter beer, which is right up my ally. Smelled great. Taste great, there is nothing I didnt like about this beer! Amber in color, medium texture. Thanks robert for the awesome beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gpekar (475) - Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Poured a clear dark amber color. The color of a well brewed iced tea. There was a nice foamy, thick tan head that left very good lacing. There was a piney, grapefruit citrus aroma. There was a nice crisp taste to the beer with a dry bitterness initially. The beer was very refreshing. The hopiness and beer seemed stronger than the 45 IBUs that it is described as on the label. Good drinking beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours reddish amber in color with thin off white head. Aroma strong citrus hops. Taste grapefruit, hops and caramel malt with bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2008
A crazy hopped brew pouring a solid lasting head leaving behind a classic lace. Sasquatch says the aroma is "vitalizing". "Curls my nose hairs". Full nectar with superb carbonation creating a chewy mouthful of softness. Beautifully balanced with malty thickness offset by choppy hoppiness. This brew is a meal. The finish is bittered better than well delivering a hop heads anticipation. This stuff is so drinkable. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Tasted at the Brewery in Vista, CA--Rich amber body with a bold, frothy whitish head. Floral hop aroma. More floral than bitter. Well built. One of the best beers to date!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2008
listed as an amber @ papago. pours a very rich looking dark amber with a frothy head. it leaves behind lots of sheet-y lacing. initial aroma of fresh green hops... leads to lots of pnw hoppiness, pine, grass, grapefruit, chocolate and some caramel. it’s hard to taste anything but hops and caramel at first as the bitterness destroys my palate. as it warms though, it begins to sweeten and show some grapefruit pith, berries, soap/floral and some alcohol. nice dry bitter pine hop finish which lingers. medium body, smooth mouth feel and vibrant carbonation. this would be a decent ipa... weird amber, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TURDFERGUSON (4008) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2008
Draught at the Speakeasy. Pours a hazy amber with a small white head. Nose is hoppy with a bit of roast. Flavor is over the top bitter, and not in a good way. Waxy and dirty is the only way I can describe it. Caramel malt backbone was also seriously lacking, especially for a APA or even a "hoppy amber" as this beer was described to me by the bartender. Made it very hard to drink and I didn’t finish my glass which is very rare for me, especially at a bar.

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