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Green Flash Hop Head Red (-2013)

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RATINGS: 1419   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3824) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 21, 2008
12 oz bottle from Country Club Liquors; Nose of light piney and floral hops along with caramel maltiness; Hzy copper with a medium beige head; flavor is hop bitterness, light pineiness, caramel, & rye bread; finish is hoppy bitterness. Red IPA would be a good description!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2008
12oz bottle. Aroma: Aroma: Nice fruity hoppiness with notes of orange and apricot, floral and light spice. A good amount of maltiness with a large dose of caramel. Some light breadcrust. Appearance: Deep reddish amber bordering on copper in color. Nice clarity. Bone colored head was full and foamy with great retention and lacing. Flavor: Hop forward with notes of apricot, resin, orange, and floral. A bit of caramel and breadcrust. Bitterness kicks in soon and lingers for a bit after the finish. Finishes dry. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. A bit of astringency on the tongue. Overall: Nice beer. Smooth and very drinkable with a nice hop kick.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2008
This beer pours a deep reddish amber with a medium off white head. First thing you notice is that this beer appears to be unfiltered which seems kinda unusual for a red ale... The aroma is light grass/grapefruit which is great for a hop head such as myself. The flavor is the same and is quite dry as it should be. This is a very good offering from green flash. I really liked this one! Cheers

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sickassmick (224) - Concord, California, USA - JUL 20, 2008
I dont’ really like amber ales but the fact that this one’s name suggested extra hops, I thought i would give it a try. It pours cloudy reddish brown and has a cool little layer of ultra fine head that never goes away. It smells really malty. all i can smell really. The mouthfeel is lively, thick, very well done. The hops I can taste in there somewhere in the middle, but not really standing out much to me, i get a slight bitter aftertaste... not nearly dry enough for my liking, subsides quickly and leaves my mouth tasting like a can of malt extract. This beer is really well done and I could actually drink this again, just not my style.. I had their IPA and loved it by the way. rating that one next! Cheers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2008
bottle, reddish orange color with tan head, very smooth grapefruit hop flavors with a sticky caramel citrus finish, very nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
bronze body with a nice light brown head.as the head rests it leaves thick webbing on the glass.the aroma is a nice blend of citurs hops,juicy fruit gum,caramel malts,and what i would call "the forest.flavor is brings in the caramel first,with the citrus and some root beer at the end.its slightly bitter from the hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2008
7-1-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to stefanje
Thick murky brown with a nice ivory head and good lacing. Smell is nice malt and hops and a touch of rye. A good balance. Nice flavor of hops and rye. It has this great orange and rye combination that works very well. Bitter with a sweet orange aftertaste. Thick smooth palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6029) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2008
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange-amber with lots of sediment and an average to large size lasting foamy off-white head. Hmmm, all the other ratings say theirs is clear, I wonder if I got an old bottle? I thought this was a pretty new beer? Oh well, no date on the bottle so who knows. Nice aroma of sweet malt and a resiny hop medley (grassy, piney and citrusy) along with some grain and fruit. Flavour follows the aroma with sweet malt and resiny hops, nicely balanced, and with a long dry bitter finish. Medium bodied. Carbonation’s just right for the style. Great stuff, easy to drink and no sign at all of this being past it’s due, I’m glad I have more!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2134) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 16, 2008
On tap at The Red in Santa Cruz. Poured into a nonic. Dark copper but not too dark to see that it’s perfectly clear. Light tan head leaves ample lacing. Aroma is on the hoppy side, with a rather herbal quality coming through more so than the typical grapefruit. Flavor is similar. Lots of dry leafy hops with a touch of citrus, and only a bare minimum malt profile. Lack of malt makes this beer thinnish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear coppery amber with a lacy off-white head.Medium body and carbonation. Citrus and toffee nose and taste. Earthy finish.


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