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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - APR 27, 2008
Growler from Big Z beverages. This poured a reddish brown with a thin white head. Nice floral hop nose and flavor with a touch of sweetness. But it is nicely balanced with a good bitter finish. This would be a good session beer, and a good every day beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8280) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2008
Draught Hazy amber beer with mossy shine under a small yellow ring. C-hops, rainwater nose; bit of a dark candi sugar aroma? Bitter with a chocolate impression, greenery, dark leaves. A bit light in MF, slightly slick. Good, but discreet red ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 7, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2008 Bierkraft growler. Deep red/copper color with a frothy off-white head. Big floral hop aroma defined by cascades--essence of orange and dark brewed tea. Clean full malts infused with a prominent hoppy bitterness--tea, mint, orange, with a smooth resin finish. Medium body. Very nice study of PNW hops in a well executed west coast ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3968) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 23, 2008
On tap at Bulldog. Nice reddish-orange color. Fresh hop aroma with a touch of caramel and strawberries that i get with so many reds. Mouth is very balanced with some caramel upfront and then hops hit the back of the throat. Subtle bitter finish. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MinetoKuroda (12) - Nihombashi Chuo-ku, JAPAN - MAR 10, 2008
On tap. almost knocked out with direct fresh hop aroma itself. good body thickness to balance and accept hop‘s dance.I felt very comfortable as if I saw green flash.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 12, 2008
On-tap at Stone 2/11/08. Pours reddish brown with a moderate white head, decent lace. Smells of sweet red fruit up front, then sweet hoppy, then malty. Tastes just the same as it smells. Medium body, active carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerGeyser (37) - San Marcos, California, USA - JAN 30, 2008
One of my favorites on tap at their brewery. Nice red appearance with a flavorful red hoppy taste. This "Red" IPA is a great complement to their West Coast IPA. A fantastic brew!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2008 on tap-pours a disappearing off white head and amber color. Aroma is sweet citrus/pine hops (cascade, simcoe, +). Taste is sweet citrus/pine hops-bitter (cascade, simcoe, +), secondary medium malt. Solid but not over the top. rerate @ Blind Tiger-on tap

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2008
On Draft @ O’Brien’s San Diego. Wow, a great beer from the folks @ Green Flash! Pours a deep amber color with a brightly glowing reddish hue. Head was light tan, tremendous lacing. Aromas of piney hops, caramel malt and nutmeg. Had more of a body and mouth feel of a big bold IPA Than a red pale ale. A great brew!!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - OCT 15, 2007
On tap at Green Flash Brewery. One of the better beers Green Flash has to offer. Deep amber poor with light tan head. Excellent aroma. Very well balances brew.


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