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Green Flash Hop Head Red (2014-)

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
polecat41 (1) - Hinsdale, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2015 does not count
I donít know why this ale isnít rated higher. It is OUTSTANDING in all categories! I know what Iím talking about because Iíve been a home brewer since my high school & college days and have gotten numerous compliments on my brews. I had Green Flash for the first time tonight at Ditkasís (Big Mike) Restaurant in Oak Brook, Il, along with their finest 3/4 pound angus beef burger (the best in the midwest) with delicious hand cut fries. Believe me, the Green Flash ale will put all other ales to rest. Itís strong, tasty without much hop bitterness & goes down smooth. And itís brewed in sunny San Diego. Try it, youíll love it!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
G_Ram9 (18) - - APR 27, 2015
A big bold IPA with a bit of red color and a hoppy finish. A little fiery, like most redheaded women I know. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7192) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 25, 2015
Bottle at Komachi. Nose is cherry, grapefruit, caramel, earth rye bread. Pretty, glowing red, clear, deep. Fine head. Strong alcohol, caramel, earth, a bit roasty. Somewhat gummy. Big chewy body. Nice peppery, prickly finish. Boring and not as good as the old one, and too strong.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5967) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 25, 2015
Draft at Pony HK. Pours a deep reddish brown body with soapy brown lacing. Aroma is soft hops (kind of fruity) and sweet malt. Mouthfeel is medium with light bready character, sweet syrupy resin flavor and pine. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2015
12 oz. bottle at AmerAsia, poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear deep reddish amber color with a small off-white head. This has a deep, abiding tea flavor throughout, which I really dug. Good amount of grapefruit, too, with grass, earth, pine, and toasted and amber malts. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a bitter, tea-like mouthfeel. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darb85 (135) - Canton, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2015
Not bad. Hoppy but balanced a little bitter but great Hoppy beer. Well done green flash

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (2909) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This bright red-amber coloured beer pours with a creamy white head. It has rich toffee apple, pine, burnt toffee and a rich currant flavour, floral red fruit and sarsaparilla on creamy warming finish. Superb!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7424) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
Beer Gonzo. Orange-fringed chestnut heaped with cream. Evocative fresh cedar, tobacco, polished wood, peach dripped caramel Californian scent. Well squeezed, deep, floral and aromatic with resinous pine and peach hop sweetening with honeycomb and a turmeric-like rootsiness. Turmeric and grapefruit. Really. Very fine West Coast shit high on fresh hop and unsullied by excessive sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2457) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 11, 2015
ured a clear red hue w/ a medium white head. Moderate sweet malty aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are rye, white sugar, malt, and grass. Medium bodied and creamy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (12521) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2015
Bottle at Lilla Puben, Kalmar. Pours clear dark golden with a nice lasting offwhite/beige head. Hoppy caramel aroma, grassy, dark bread, citrus, pine notes, a bit herbal. Hoppy caramel flavor, grassy, beeries, biscuits, citrus, some warming alcohol. Quite ok.


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