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Green Flash Hop Head Red (-2013)

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RATINGS: 1412   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2008
12oz bottle pours clear amber with a tan foam surface looking like the surface of the moon. The aroma has brown ale type notes only much bolder. I get tasty roasty and nutty notes mixed with caramelized malts. In the background are mild citrus, earthy, pine and a pinch of spicy hop qualities. The taste is bigger than the nose hinted at with an initial rush of pine hop bitterness, roasty malts and growing hazel nuttiness. I start to get sweet crystal malts and mild citrus hops rising up around the midway point. It ends with lingering juicy nectar like nuttiness laced with pine hop bitterness, wow. This is good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thefle (168) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2008
damn good ipa, bottle, Not as strong as lots of double ipa’s but up there with one of the tastier beers you can find

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2008
In short: Some kind of super-malted IPA-ish brew. As rich as it is refreshing
How: Bottle 12oz, consumed fresh soon after receiving it from HogTownHarry. Thanks a lot Harry, that was a kick ass beer
The look: Very cloudy orangy brown body topped by a small beige head
In long: You can tell from the nose that this is a rich beer with its rich toffee-caramel with resinous hops. Taste is just as kick-ass. The malt bill on this one is top notch. Extremely rich fruity caramel with toffee notes. Body is just as full as it can be for the style. And that rich body is perfectly balanced by a ton of floral and resinous hops. Some of it reminds of my beloved Bear Republic Hop Rod. The most impressive aspect of this beer is how refreshing it is despite its extra-rich malt caramel, that beer is so rich that a single bottle could buy a whole six-pack of itself.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2008
12 oz bottle at the Bier Stein. Very attractive dark red pour with a sizable dirty white head. Pretty carbonated, but not unpleasantly so. Very tasty, almost IPA like in hoppiness and flavor, pine and citrus predominate. Dry finish. Extremely tasty especially for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Citrus pine, and grapefruit. But citrus shines through for me. I really liked this beer, for the style a score. Nice malt backbone and finishes dry. Awesome beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2008
really good amber. smelled like and ipa, which made this beer interesting. i’m not as high on this one as the ratings, but it’s no doubt good. bottle from ledger’s liquors berkeley

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenhorn1 (803) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 18, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark amber with a red hue,airy head, lively carbonation. Big hoppy citrus aroma, like an IPA. Flavor is caramel malt, with some light notes of grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel with a dry finish...very easy to drink. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2008
Bottle at Brickseller, Washington DC
Amarillo dry hopped
Cloudy red-amber color, creamy head. Nice aroma of American hops, sweet nuts, caramel and vanilla. Robust mouthfeel, with strong caramel flavor, sweet enough, and powerful hopping with some resins, and almost a cookie touch. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Pours reddish amber with thick off white head. Aroma has huge hop nose. Taste of grassy hops and nice mix of caramel. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KnutAlbert (6012) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2008
On tap at Blues Smoke, NYC. The loveliest dark ruby beer I have ever seen, beige head and lacing. Piney dryness, fruity body with cherries and plums. Great with food, this one got the saliva running. Not too dry, full body, grapfruit in the tail.


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