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Green Flash Hop Head Red (-2013)



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RATINGS: 1440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2008
An over-hopped IPA with a dash of red food coloring. Is it the color or flavor that makes a beer an amber??? When I buy an amber, I expect a solid malt backbone. I expect balance...and believe me I didn’t get it in this one. Lagunitas Lucky #13 pushed the envelope, this one blew it up. Bitter beyond belief...not impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Pours a red-brown color with a thick head that leaves lots of sticky lacing as it fades. It certainly looks like a typical red ale, but that is where the similarity ends. The brewer dry hops with Amarillo hops giving the beer a strong citrus aroma and flavor. A bit of pine hits those senses as well. The hop profile is significant but the beer is still balanced with enough malt sweetness to keep things in check. There is some lingering bitterness, and a slightly oily mouthfeel. At 6% ABV it’s a little high for a session beer, but still quite drinkable. I was somewhat reminded of Tröegs Nugget Nectar, another highly hopped American Red Ale. However, Nugget Nectar has a stronger malt backbone, whereas the Green Flash has a much stronger citrus profile. That stereotypical East Coast - West Coast difference perhaps?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Wow a very hoppy amber. looks like your typical amber with a decent amount of head. aroma was hoppy and the flavor was as well with a nice crisp finish. this is becoming one of my favorite breweries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2146) - 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 (1573) - 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 (1591) - 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 (494) - 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.

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