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Green Flash Hop Head Red (2014-)

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer_rookie (136) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 31, 2015
I had some issues when originally posting this. It didn’t go through. I’ll just do a summary.

Right from the open bottle, the hops were very strong. Poured a nice ruby color. Very nice head. Good retention.

Aroma was very high in hops.

Taste was hop bitter. There was a touch of malt sweetness, but not a lot. Mostly bitter, but clean.

Mouthfeel wasn’t very heavy. Body wasn’t very heavy. Alcohol taste was low. Despite the ABV, I consider it drinkable.

Overall, it was phenomenal. An excellent IPA. Very hoppy, and flavorful. Must try!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1762) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Growler from the Malt Shoppe. Reddish copper pour with an off-yellow head leaving some spotty lace. Nose is huge grassy toffee. Later some dark fruits and some grapefruit show through. Taste is of sweet fruits, sprucy pine, chewy resin, toffee and citrusy fruits. Quite bitter and chewy. Medium bodied with some alcohol presence. Finishes grassy bitter with some sweetness. A flashback to older style Green Flash stuff - heavily bitter. Tasty, and few are ever this grassy any longer. 14.7

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fcjack1 (245) - Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle from MSM. Pours a dark reddish hue. Thin white head. Scent is caramel, hops, tobacco. Taste is malty, hoppy. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3263) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2015
Bottled. Pours hazy deep orangy golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, grassy and herbal notes. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Ale.🌟🌟🌟🌟

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (1074) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2015
12 oz. bottle pours a deep reddish brown with moderate lasting off-white head and a bit of lacing. Aroma is full of caramel and bready malts with some dark fruits and a touch of citrus hops. Taste is slightly sweet with a slightly bitter finish. Body is medium to full with a sticky mouthfeel and subdued carbonation. I was looking for something different and strong, and this one fit the bill perfectly.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (3190) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2015
(Green Flash Hop Head Red (2014-)) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 8.1% Red to amber colour on the body, clear, with a good sized and thick, off-white head sitting on top, with very good retention. Aroma of orange peel, caramel, tangerine, biscuit. Taste follows, caramel malts, orange peel, orange zest, biscuit, alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19339) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish pale amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney citrus flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter caramel finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5358) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Yea, so this is your textbook west coast American strong (not that there is anything wrong with that) - heavy malt nose of raisin, cherry, dark bread, with the undercurrent of strong American hoppiness - taste is similar - some dark bread and mild dark fruit, but mostly resinous, citric, and slightly garlicky hops - for what it is, it’s alright.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (4031) - Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Pours luscious translucent dark honey-golden with a very thick buff head. Aroma is not strong, but tempts with woody hop and malty tones. Flavor has stronger hoppy and woody notes, more wood and bitter evergreen, plus citrus and caramel hints. Mouthfeel has decent body and good fizz. Get your head a-hoppin’.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfontana (160) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle from The Drinkery, Londonderry, NH. Aroma is bready malts with some yeasty dough. Appearance is cloudy dark reddish brown (like an apple cider with a lot of sediment) with virtually no head, no sparkle, minimal lacing. Taste is mild sweet early to middle with late mild bitter that lasts into the finish. Palate is medium bodied with fairly thick texture, carbonation to support the body but is not noteworthy. Overall, a very solid beer whose reputation exceeds it.


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