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Green Flash Hop Head Red (-2013)

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RATINGS: 1418   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkingsella (3) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2008 does not count
Tasted this ale on draught. While the cereal malt base slightly outweighed the hop character of this red ale, the Green Flash Hop Head Red achived its goal of a more bitter red. Head lasted for the most part but could be stronger. Solid dry texture, what one would expect from a comparable IPA. Overall, a quality brew, and worth a try.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (3983) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2008
12 oz bottle from EZ Liquors. Pours a hazy red amber with an average to large creamy beige head. Pine tree aroma with a slight touch of caramel in the background. Flavor falls very flat compared to the aroma but there is lots of fresh hop notes along with some grain. Medium bodied with a strong bitter finish. This beer is nice but why the hell is over $11 a six pack especially considering that it’s only 6% alcohol.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beergod (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Bottle into pint glass. This beer pours nicely nice size head. Very nice dark amber color, scent is of citrus piney predominantly. Nice hoppy flavor that is perfectly balanced with a perfect amount of malt. Payed about 11 bucks a six pack and I’d do it again!!!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Bottle. The usual reddish amber with a nice off-white head. Initial soft piney hop aroma with a touch of maltiness. Flavor is mostly piney hops with some roast and caramel malts in the background. Some light lacing left in the glass. An nice choice for an easy-to-drink IPA/IRA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - AUG 26, 2008
12 oz. bottle into pint glass. Great clear dark copper color with a big frothy light tan head. Very balanced resinous hop aroma with a trace of malt in the background. The flavor is simple - all hops. There is a bit of a unique after taste on the finish that I cant really put my hands on, but I would personally call this one an IPA. The flavor is mostly resinous pine hops - nice and refreshing. Medium to light bodied on the palate with little to no carbonation. Overall: great simple (session worthy) beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Standard red-orange color, long-lasting medium piled head. Nicely roasty, milk-chocolatey aroma, spiky, skunky hops. Malty but balanced body, lots of cookie-like malts, moderate hop flavor. Acidic, citric hop notes balance it out. Very well balanced beer - delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2008
Pours a deep garnet color with off-white head. Aroma is hops! Flavor is well balanced with some caramel malts and loads of hops. Earthy, resiny, piney hop flavors tingle through the taste buds. Full flavored brew, very delicious. I would call it a red IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours with not much carbonation. An off-white smallish head atop an opaque burnt dark red body. Nice color and good lacing despite the lack of carbonation. Aroma is floral, fruity hops with a substantial caramel background. Flavor is the same, mildly bitter with an intense maltiness. Grainy mouthfeel. This reminds me of Founder’s Red’s Rye slightly, though without the prominent rye I guess. This is pretty good but Green Flash has yet to blow me away.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fruitfly (59) - , Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2008
South Philly Taproom. Pours a deep red amber with a small resilient tan head. Nose is a good range of citrus and piney hops. Nice balance for style. Doesn’t really stand as a beer I could have by itself and be completely satisfied.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2008
12oz bottle served in a stem glass. Pours lightly hazed deep garnet topped by a dense off-white head. Big Amarillo nose of grapefruit and pine. Deep bitterness balanced by sweet caramel flavors, some pine and grapefruit as well. I agree with the rep IPA statement before me. And while it is good it needs something else to keep me coming back.


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