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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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This is a strong version of Hop Head Red that was introduced in Spring 2014. Alcohol has changed from 7% to 8.1% and the beer is Double Red India Pale Ale. The old 7% has been discontinued.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FestDecBeet (155) - - SEP 20, 2014
Look: pours a deep Amber. Off white or light brown head. Slight haze to it. Smell: very hop forward. Sweet aroma. Almost a fruit punch or koolaid smell. Taste: koolaid. Very sweet. Slight hoppiness. Feel: thick and creamy. Medium carbonation. Slight dryness, but not overly dry. Overall: Like this beer. Bordering on too sweet. Great feel. Would like to see more hops. First drank: home 9/20/14

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
On tap @ Yard House Irvine. Clear dark amber pour with off-white foam. Nose is heavy on the grapefruit and pine, typical of Green Flash hoppy beers. A lot of caramel, some flowers, and a touch of grass. Flavor is significantly sweeter than Id like. A lot of caramel and toasted malts to this. Still plenty of grapefruit and pine. Kind of resinous...a touch grassy. I think Id rather have the old recipe.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cstuartj (976) - Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle, pours a glowing red with a nice head and laces well. Big nose of malt and hop. crisp malty attack with a clean hop/bitter back. finishes warm and long.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2192) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Poured a very deep garnet with a gorgeous fluffy head. A little over the top on hops with not much malt backbone.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dittoson (22) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Comes out with strong also to the face, but that sticky turns to a loving embrace. Hoppy, red, and lasting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle. Muddy and opaque, reddish orange, with a big head. The aroma is earthy, a bit dirty, dominated by the hop. It drinks with an assault on the palate, both in weight and gravity. Not for the feint-hearted. (#5648, 9/1/2014)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coyforce (610) - Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Delicious beer with a beautiful red pour and a thick off white head. Flavor is sweet and a bit hoppy, but not overpowered.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (957) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Pours a clear copper color with a fluffy, light tan head. Head retention is good. Grassy hop and toffee nose. Smooth, slick, full mouthfeel. Same flavors as noted in the nose. Some medicinal qualities.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gkeh (204) - Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Dark red pour, good lacing. Little tan head. Taste is big caramel malts balanced by big citrus very balanced, pretty Good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (378) - - AUG 23, 2014
Tap at MacKenzies. Pint glass. Mahogany with thick white head and great lacing. Smells Malty. Creamy and smooth with thick malt flavor and a very slight bitterness on the finish. Tastes like a meal, bread biscuit and thick. Coats the mouth. Good red.


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