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Green Flash Hop Head Red (-2013)



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RATINGS: 1430   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (884) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2008
Piney woods in a grapefruit rain, resinant. Slightly cloudy amber red w/ lasting tan head. The resin & citrus don’t blend as well in the flavor, some smoked malt, almost balsamic vinegar hint, distant burnt sugar. Hoppy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2008
12oz bottle. Ruby red - brown color with a big, fluffy, butter colored head. Resiny aroma of hops. Sticky without being overly sweet. Fresh cut grass, citrus, yada yada. Smells nice. Flavor is hoppy with a lingering bitter finish and a lackluster mouthfeel. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2008
On tap at the LAX Four Points Sheraton. My nose hasn’t gotten anywhere close to the glass, and I can catch wafts of juicy hops and caramel malt. Smooth and actually pretty creamy in the mouth, nice foamy carbonation adds to a luxurious feel. Piney hops start biting a bit late in the finish, and it’s not as bitter as expected. Lightly sweet in the middle and tasting of fruitcake. The aroma is strong, but there’s not much going on with it, no preview of wonderful flavors beyond the basic hops and basic malts. Copper hazy in the glass with a stiff head of taupe foam. Great session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 31, 2008
12 oz bottle - fairly dark amber red color with smallish light tan head. Aroma is full of toasted caramel, along with a fair amount of black pepper spiceyness, touch of honey and oak. Flavor has fair amount of chewy malts, along with a ton of herbal hops and fair amount of medium caramel. FInish is very bitter. Overall pretty nice, definitely on the bitter side of the style though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Aroma is sweet caramel, a little bit of lemon and pine. Very, very nice. Orange, amber colored with no/little head. Taste is harsh hoppiness and sweet caramel. Finish is resiny, sweet, and kind of a dull umame kind of lingering finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gsmitty80 (1811) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Good color and pour, taste was very mellow for a red with a bit of earthy smokiness to it that really lingered through the finish. Not what i look for in a red.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2008
UPDATED: APR 9, 2009 Pours cloudy dark amber with ahuge off white head and plentiful lacings. Aroma is floral hops. Taste is sweet rich malts with a very strong earthy leather hop bitterness. Very powerful amber, would see this leaning toward the IPA camp. Nice beer will probably drink more when available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Pours clear red with a massive off-white head. Grass, pine, and grapefruit all over the nose. More bittersweet than expected. Lots of resin and grapefruit with a strong bitterness from the Amarillos. Expected biscuit maltiness that did not overwhelm. I was happy with this selection.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Pours a transparent copper amber with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of fresh grapefruity hops and lightly toasted sweet caramel malt. Body starts with good fullness and drinkability of crisp citrusy hops and the perfect amount of toasty light caramel sweetness. Finishes smooth and bittersweet. A very nice amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9223) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Wow thanks santa! great reddish pour with a perfect sized head. Aroma is citrus, some floral notes, maybe some fruit. Hops hit you first and then the smooth malt coasts across your tongue. Really a great beer. Smooth, balanced and really tasty.

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