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Green Flash Hop Head Red (-2013)

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RATINGS: 1410   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2008
A deliciously hopped beer. I really like Amarillo hops. Lots of citrus in the taste with a resin hoppy finish. No sharpness, a very smooth drinkin’ IPA, I mean Amber Ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2008
I really love this beer. If I could get this on a regular basis it would constantly be in my fridge, but that isn’t the case, so I only get it whilst traveling. The beer pour copper / bronze with a soapy light tan head. The aroma has lots of spruce and citric hops and lightly bready caramel malt that is very nice. This has both full malt and hearty hops. Medium prickly resiny body with perfectly sharp carbonation. The flavor begins with earthy, piny and grapefruit hops then some dry smooth caramel malt. The finish has a nice blen of heavily toasted malt and bold hoppiness. Thumbs way up for this truly great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Pours dark mahogany with a soft off-white head. Good balance between the malts and hops. Warm caramel flavors finished off with a grapefruit hop finish. Crisp and bitter, with a bit of resiny hops in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (1639) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2008
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Hazy red with nice tan head and lace. Mild fresh hop and earthy aroma. Mild toasted caramel and fruit with medium bitter lingering finish. Medium body with slight wateriness. Medium carbo. A nice session beer but nothing special. Lacking the malt flavor I expected.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Bottle from State Line in Elkton, MD. Pours a deep amber red with an off white, retentive head. Nice lacing. Caramel and citrusy nice. Caramel malt base, with some husky grain countered by a big grapefruit and pine bitterness. Hoppy finish is dry, earthy, with a lingering tea like bitterness. Amber? RRRRRIGHT. Maybe to San Diego standards. No complaints though.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2008
12 oz bottle poured a copper brown. Grassy and earthy hop aroma. Fluffy head. Nice sweetness to match the hops. A bit smokey. Nice amber.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours a murky dark amber with one finger tan head and nice lacing. Nose is malt and pine for the most part. Taste is caramel malt, grapefruit and a big resiny pine finish that lingers. A lot of hoppy goodness in this one. Full mouth feel. Great amber!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1800) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2008
12 oz bottle thanks to OldStyleCubFan my summer santa! Smooth and ejoyable summer beer. A nice deep red color with a thin white head. Aroma of spicy hops mostly fresh simcoe hops with some malt sweetness coming through. Moderate grapefruit tea and earthy flavors round to a soft sweet caramel ending. Medium bodied and smooth, soft carbonation, bittersweet finish. Thanks again OSCF! Go Cubbies!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4766) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Very hazy amber pour, with a soapy head, and loads of large sediment flakes floating around - huge, earthy amarillo hops aroma, with undercurrents of pine, and sweet hints of caramel, oats, brown sugar - the flavor is slightly oxidized, so this may be a somewhat old bottle (though it has only been on the shelf at my local store for about 3 weeks) - very strong bitterness that manages not to become astringent, despite the fact that the beer never gets particularly sweet - very resinous and piny - the malt base is mostly biscuit/cracker-like in character, with just a light hint of caramel sweetness - nicely balanced despite its assertive bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - AUG 9, 2008
Taste 8/8 (Bottle113-A2-1914) Looks: Deep copper body. Nice, lacing tan foam. Aroma: Floral, pine, citrus and soapy hops. Sweet malt. Taste: Nice hops combination. Not too sweet in the malt. Very balanced mouthfeel.


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