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Green Flash Hop Head Red (-2013)

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RATINGS: 1438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goodgrief (1863) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Beer pours a beautiful amber copper color with lots of little yeasties suspended in solution. The aroma was pine and the flavor was that of caramel malts, really sweet but the perfect amount of piney and resinous hops to balance this out. A lot going on in this one. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Great thick foamy head, lasting, atop a dark reddish copper unfilitered brew. nice appearance. ahh, inviting malty forenotes with definite hops presence in the aroma with hints of orange zest. Oww, very dry hoppy grapefruit flavor...mouth is puckering dry. I like it.Extreme bitter aftertaste. Not for the faint of heart.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Poured a clear mahogany with a fizzy/frothy off-white head. Aroma of pine and grass, some slight earth, a touch of alcohol, some caramel malt. Flavor is assertive and hoppy with notes of some light citrus, some grassy hops, a touch of biscuity caramelly malt and a touch of metallic dryness to the finish. An amber ale? I had this pegged as an APA, though it is somewhat malty. Nice west-coast hop presence combined with some chewy malt makes this a heck of a stand-out session brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with frothy medium-sized beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, bread, some chocolate, and orange. Flavor of citrus hops and caramel malt; nice balance.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle. Pours reddish orange caramel, off white head. Aroma is malt caramel, vanilla peat (uh-oh). Flavor is the same, graham cracker, and bitter. It’s more on the wet peat side, but not over the edge. This may be one of the few peaty beers that I can actually drink. Way to go Green Flash.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Sample mooched off Maniac at Capital Ale. Citrusy floral hop aromas. Mostly clear amber brown with moderate grainy malt backbone supporting the citrusy tea like hop flavors with moderate bitterness. Light body and moderate carbonation. Finish is mostly dry with grapefruit and some hop bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 5, 2008
amarillo really makes it pop! ... dark copper body; great aroma--bubblegum, over caramel, malt; flavor is sweet, but resinous, earthy... tea thing going on; i like it a lot.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - JUL 5, 2008
I’m probably the wrong peson to really trust on this review seeing as Ambers aren’t my drink of choice; but I had to try this one out of curiosity. Beautiful colour, golden red with a "sunset over the hillls" kinda feeling. Not much of a smell, but the taster is a kicker. Ropey and somewhat metallic at first, with a huge bitter finish that just keeps going and going. Interesting style and kudos to Green Flash for pushing the envelope a bit on this one...just not something i could personally buy and drink on a regular basis.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coldbrewky (1493) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Bottle via trade w/stephanje! Pours a hazy brown amber. red, not truly but the idiom in the name is understood. Light nose of ho hops then malt. Thick oily orangish head is slightly rocky and has excellent retention. Cascade or northernbrewer hop bitterness dominate nose close to the glass, something else punches the tounge with strong bitterness. Lovely, I shoud have read the label, amarillo dry hop. small tight lacing patchy cheesecloth. that hangs on a bit before dispersing. refeshing on a hot day moving rocks

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
desurfer (1246) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Draft at Falling Rock Tap House in Denver. Deep mahogany with a medium tan head. Aroma is moderately hoppy and sweet. Doughy malts and citrusy hops are equally present in the flavor. Finishes dry, smooth and slightly tangy. Nice summer quaffer.


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