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Green Flash Hop Head Red (-2013)



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RATINGS: 1440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Bottle. Deep amber pour with creamy beige-yellow head. Really lovely to look at. Hops, citrus, and resin dominate... also orange and grapefruit peel and a thin honey taste, and a slightly creamy finish. tasty, but not as much caramel/malt as I hoped in a red... not as balanced as I hoped. More bitter/hoppy than sweet. Felt thin overall. Bit of a disappointment after loving Green Flash IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2008
12 oz. bottle on 5/27.08. Deep, clear reddish amber pour with a big creamy head that really lasts and leaves bands of lace all the way down the glass - beautiful. Aroma of caramel and citrus primarily, with a certain floral quality in the background.

Medium body and lightly carbonated, resinous, leaves a dry palate. Solid, rounded caramel malt sweetness up front, grapefruit bitterness builds slowly to a long, bitter finish.

This is one helluva amber ale. If most were like this, I would like the style a lot more. Seems more like a hopped up APA to me, although it’s a little heavy on the sweet malts for that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (4386) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2008
12 oz. that says 6% abv. Clear dark copper-ruby with a three-finger, lasting head. Resin, orange blossoms, and fruity marshmallow aroma. Flavor is initially orange honey; turning to earthy resin and honeycomb fairly quickly. Then comes pecan, tea leaf, orange peel and a woody, toasted bitter nut finish. Light-medium body leans to the smooth side and finishes dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Date: 05/18/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Bruisin Ales, Asheville NC

Appearance: clear dark red, creamy beige head, lots of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet dark caramel and crystal aroma with lots of citrus and earthy hops,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: rich malt flavor, touch of bready character, lots of earthy hops to keep it dry and adds lots of bitterness, just a touch of caramel sweetness, long bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5685) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Red, as suggested by the name "hop head red". Also hoppy, as suggeated by the name "hop head red" Very green hop aroma - grassy, perfumy. Woodsy hop in the flavor, as well Herbal and resiny, as well. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2008
On tap at the Gate. Deep copper in color with a little off white head. Hoppy and caramel malty aroma. Citrusy earthy and piney hops. Orange and grapefruit notes. Malty nutty and spicy flavor. Finish is nice and hoppy. Medium bodied. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2008
bottle from naven. More malt than I anticipated. Creamy and nutty with a hint of hops. Just okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2663) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2008
On tap at Capones. Matt suggested I try this and it was my first choice for the night. Orange/Amber pour with a huge hop aroma Piney, caramel and fruit flavors tingled the palate. With a really good hop finish. This went over well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2688) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Medium sized tan head, excellent retention and plenty of sticky lace to go around. Clear, deep amber hue. Nose is spicey hops, loads of citrus, juicey with good malt underpinnings. Body is med/full, lightly resiny, good carbonation. Chewy caramel malts backed by a big hop blast, powerful and agressive, the way i like,em. A dry biting finish that lingers lovingly. Another winner from Green Flash. Seems to be my regular drink here lately.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Reddish color with a big floral/citrus aroma that is quite powerful and inviting. Flavor is dominated by citrusy-floral hops and a fair dose of caramel and sugary malts. Pretty nice one - especially for the style.

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