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Green Flash Hop Head Red (-2013)



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RATINGS: 1441   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2013
12 oz bottle poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass. A: Pours a glowing reddish orange color. Small yeast particles seem to be suspended in the body. The head is a three finger offwhite shade featuring good texture and lacing S: The aroma features a good mix of caramel malts blended with some grapefruity, piny hops. Nothing particularly out of the ordinary, at all really, but it works well. T: I swear this almost has a chocolaty flavor to, especially near the front end. The midtaste transitions to burnt toast and caramel, while it finishes with subtle grapefruit peel and black pepper. Quite biscuity in its general flavor, as well. M: The body itself is creamy smooth until the piny hops dry out the palate some. Otherwise, the finish is mostly a vaguely sweet linger that could use a touch more delicacy. Befitting the style, it’s weakly carbonated. O: This is a decent example in a style that I’m not a huge fan of, with one glorious Hershey chocolate-covered exception. This will satiate me nicely ’til Nugget Nectar arrives in my area, but I doubt I’d buy a 4 pack of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Pours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of HOPS, and some other hints, maybe fruit, maybe coffee. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and hoppy as hell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2015
From NOTES. A: pine up front with a superb combination of citrus and hops in the background. Some light maltiness does come out slightly. A: Pours a murky amber red with a nice 1finger offwhite head. Fair amount of lacing and retention. T: Follows the nose with a bit of the fruit, but dominated by biting hops. Not the balance I was hoping for. P: Medium bodied, appropriate carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
dafozz69 (9) - Sanford, Maine, USA - JUL 24, 2015 does not count
Pours a amber red with white head that lingers to lace. Aroma of floral and caramel. Moderate mouth feel and carb. Well balanced malt and hop profile. Finishes crisp with slight bitter after taste. Not a lot of complexity but a nice drinking IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamaty (1750) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
Júntese una belga tipo dubbel o similar y una IPA americana y el resultado es esto. Si lo haces bien, claro. Color marrón muy bonito. Espuma poco marcada. Aroma de IPA, claramente lupulado, resinoso, frutal. En boca estamos ante una cerveza diferente. Inicialmente se aprecia claramente una rica base acaramelada, tostada, dulce. Pero progresivamente se va envolviendo en una explosión lupulada que te lleva a pensar que estás tomando una IPA americana. Y de gran calidad. Porque realmente mezcla con efectividad dos mundos. Aunque gana por goleada el de IPA. Muy amarga, floral, frutal. Gran experimento ¿nuevo estilo?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Duchammer (171) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle poured read with a white head The aroma had herbal and floral notes with light Carmel notes. Taste had caramel malt. The predominant taste is bitter, but it wasnt a hop blast! The palate is invigorating. I didn’t find it to be too complex, but it’s still decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (3024) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2015
Aroma of malt, caramel, citrus, fruits, resin, hops. Flavour is light sweet with a medium bitter finish. Very dry. Wish I could have tasted a fresher sample, but even aged it was damn fine, even though it has probably lost its hoppy edge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
benfergy (243) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - FEB 1, 2015
The aroma has hops that are herbal and floral. As I sip, I also taste caramel malt. The predominant taste is bitter, but it isn’t overwhelming. The palate is invigorating. I didn’t find it to be too complex, but it’s still good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
George999 (339) - Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Pour from bottle is dark red, aroma is bitter floral and hoppy, taste is roasted with a strong hop forward flavor, finish is bitter and a full mouth feel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joelwhite (32) - - JAN 7, 2015
Good beer, would love more hop flavor for as many hops are in there but the flavor is good. Good job green flash.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrownALEx (399) - Portland, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Great beer. Very original as this beer has an iced tea flavor to it. Strange yet intriguing. Would try again.

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