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Green Flash Hop Head Red (-2013)

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RATINGS: 1434   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Editorís 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6429) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2008
Bottle. Pours red/amber with a nice beige head. Aroma is floral, with pine resin, grass and caramel. Medium body. Well balanced falvor with grassy, floral and perfumy notes accompanied by a nice solid caramel note. Finishes with a nice lingering bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2008
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, caramel malts, grapefruit, pine, and resin. Poured deep amber/dark orange with a bit of copper in color with a medium-sized beige head that diminished. Clear. Sparkling. Full of small particles. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Flavor of hops, resin, caramel malts, and pine. Medium body. Oily, lightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, resinous, hop finish. No, it is not a red IPA, because it is not red.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11673) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 20, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Rich mahogany color with an off-white head that fizzled out. Aromas of floral hop and somewhat roasted caramel. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is roasted caramel and a bunch of citrus?/floral hop. Itís really hoppy in the finish. I donít think itís balanced, but if hops prevail, what does that really matter. Really good ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
waolsen (1362) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2008
bottle. nice look red with foamy light tan colored head. caramel, floral aroma. funky earthiness. hints of coffee and nut but that might just be its funk which is coming from the hops. light caramel. citrus. dry hops prominent and dance on tongue in finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2008
Pours an insanely cloudy amber colour with loads of particulates, with some suspended and some settling out quickly. Perfect rings of creamy lacing are left with each gulp. The nose is resin-like pine, grapefruit citrus, grass, cucumber and soap. The flavour is extremely bitter. A boquet of hop flavours including pine, grass, lemon and earth grace the palate. It definitely tastes hoppier than 45 IBUís would normally suggest. The palate is chewy and relatively creamy in texture.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2217) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 19, 2008
12 oz bottle from Bev4less. Pours a hazy amber color with a big off-white head that showed good lacing and long retention. The aroma is rich with cascade hops, citrus and caramel. The flavor follows the aroma, lots of biter citrus and caramel; this reminds me of a boldly ramped-up version of SNPA. The mouthfeel is full and malty. The finish is long with lingering caramel. Overall: I would not call this an amber ale, this is an APA, and its a very good one. Recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber, with a a one finger, creamy off-white head. Nose is primarily citrus hops and sweet caramel malt. Taste starts off with sweet malt, then the bright citrus hops before settling into a lingering, prickly bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth, a little tingly.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Reddish amber, moderate head, decent lacing and retention. Aroma is somewhat hoppy, fruity with grapefruit and citrus, caramel and crystal malt base. Medium bodied, moderate to low bitterness and sweetness. Fairly tame.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
uhclem (378) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Bottle. Mildly hazy red pour with an ecru head. Nose was quite subtle, with a citrus/caramel/mocha note. Taste was also subtle; the hops introduced themselves and joined the malty-citrus overtones. Mouthfeel was very smooth and the aftertaste reminded me of the saying about the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Very interesting stuff going on there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Bottle. Reddish body, medium off-white head, somewhat resiny hop nose with some caramel sweetness behind it. Iím not sure how you dry-hop something to 45 IBUs, and I cannot believe that the brewer himself made that statement. Moderate bitterness, bit of metallic CO2 in the start, tingles a bit on the tongue, astringency in the finish, not terribly sweet. There are some good bready things hiding underneath all this random bitterness and astringency, but they canít emerge. 7 3 6 2 10 RERATE: Astringency disappeared as the CO2 gassed off; nice fruity character with good hop balance.


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