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Green Flash Hop Head Red (-2013)



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RATINGS: 1438   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5256) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2008
12 oz bottle, via cloudskipper. Pours a dark reddish amber with a large bubbled beige head that left a ton of lacing. Nice bright citrusy hops with a little bit of a resiny accent. Lots of caramel maltiness here too. Biting bitterness hits you right away and never lets go. The maltiness emerges mid swallow with some caramel and crystal malt. Pretty full bodied with a fairly thick texture and a slight resiny stickiness on the finish. Nice soft fizzy carbonation. A nice hoppy red, I almost always dig these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agl108 (835) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2008
12 oz. bottle at Zeno’s, Penn State. Poured deep red with off-white head. Malty with hoppy, bitter finish. Great balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
17thfloor (2435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Pours a dark reddish amber with a small beige froth. Earthy aroma, dusty, light pine and a touch of peppercorn. Flavor is quite earthy, off-dry, medium bitterness, touch of caramel, pine needles and a bit of brown sugar. Medium bodied, with a big fluffy mouthful, lightly syrupy. Not the hop-bomb I was expecting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2008
12oz bottle. Ruby red with amber undertones and a frothy head. Great aroma. Tons of pine with a nice caramel note. Very flavorful. Pine and caramel malts are plentiful. Medium body with a dry finish. I’d drink this any day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2008
(draught) deep amber with off white head. Strong aroma of pine hops. Flavor is pine hops, good malt backbone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pressboxjoe (275) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Bottle. Deep caramel color, creamy off-white head. Aroma of hops, pine, cedar. Strong bitter flavor, some sourness, very much like an IPA. Secondary sweetness, but aftertaste definitely a woody bitterness. Fills the mouth. Some lacing. Maltiness greatly increases as beer warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7262) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - 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.

   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.

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