slowrunner77 (7082) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
more like an ipa or a super hoppy amber. i compare it to Lagunitas Imperial Red, and since I’ve only had one...no inconcistency issues yet. Not as hoppy as a Red Rocket, but maltier from the carmel malt. nice aroma, balance, color, and body. good stuff all around! 7/11-change that not as hoppy as red rocket part...things have changed over the last few years. closer to a 4.3?"
HuskerTan (763) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A- Citrus, tropical fruits, peach, hoppy, bready, malty, caramel.
A- Dark amber color, cloudy liquid, off white head.
T- Bitter, malty, caramel, citrus, bready.
P- Full body, thick texture, average carbonation, bitter finish.
O- This one had to have some age on it, beings it was retired, which I am sure mellowed it out. Poured a thick consistency and overall was not as crazy as I expect from Green Flash.
AndrewMichaelZ (63) - - OCT 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into Speiglau IPA glass. Opaque reddish copper with a foamy beige head. Head disappears quickly and laces nicely.
Sweet caramel and raisin notes spell of serious maltiness. The hops are not far behind though and lead the charge on first sip. Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation. A slight bitterness on the finish which is well balanced with the sweetness.
Green Flash never disappoints and I love this one as well. Will need to get my hands on the newer version.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
john_henry (122) - - OCT 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This has a little age on it now, so I’ll seek out a fresher example and review again. However, this is still a great beer.
Tastes fantastic, a very we’ll balanced IPA, with I’m guessing the extra crystal malts really adding to the overall body and balance of this beer. A touch of sweetness, which I think works, rounds this beer of making it very drinkable.
Overall, a great beer.
JimmyBoy74 (397) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl lilla Örebro. En riktigt Smak och doftrik humlestark öl som verkligen föll mig i smaken.
jbuskirk (618) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sad to see that this particular brew is being retired, but I’m very glad I got try it. Some of Green Flash’s hoppy brews that I’ve had recently (White IPA and Le Freak) have been deceptive about their aggressiveness when it come to aroma. Not Hop Head Red. It’s true to its name. A big piney smell is the first thing you’ll notice. Mouthwatering juicy grapefruit, sweet caramel, and a bit of booze round out the experience. The taste has a lot of resinous hop bitterness and more subtle flavors of caramel, citrus, and berry. The crisp mouthfeel, dry finish, and big head are spot-on. Red color is lovely, too. Depending on what type of craft beer lover you are, the sharp bitterness will make or break this brew for you. If you are indeed a Hop Head, you need not look further than the title. This is the one for you.
SinH4 (1066) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber color with beautiful large head, looking smooth. The hops don’t take over, of which I was afraid. Interesting smell, a bit of hops, a bit of roasty malt. Bitter, roasty, malty taste. Very complex. Citrus/Grapefruits from the hops, caramel, bread, and much more. Full-bodied and smooth carbonation. A very good one.
g_georgiou (387) - CYPRUS - SEP 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber aroma with a medium to thick beige head. Aroma is heavy malt, hoppy, fruit and caramel. Some spiciness. Taste is medium sweet with medium to heavy bitterness. Texture is creamy, body is medium. Bitter finish.
MrHult (443) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från Sue Ellen. Rödbrun med stort skum. Kådig doft... Kådig maltig smarrig smak. Bra!
rarbring (1832) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Some sweetness, and then lots of citric and floral hop smells. Yummy.
Appearance: A red clear beer with hints of brown, an off-white head leaving lacing.
Taste: An initial toffee sweetness, then grape-fruit and lemon, pine resin, fresh grass. and the taste stays, and goes on.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, a good dry feeling.
Overall: If the color wasn’t red it could have been a DIPA for my behalf.
Note: Bottle at de Klomp. Reviewed 2010-07-10.