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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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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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (940) - Maryland, USA - MAR 12, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2014 12oz bottle into snifter glass. Dark reddish-copper color with a finger of light tan head. Aroma is citrus, fruity, floral, piney and resin hop aroma with a slight sweet toasty malt background. Very complex hop aroma. Taste starts with pretty bitter intense piney/resin hops finishing gradually into more fruity hops and caramel malt sweetness. Medium body, medium carbonation, very bitter yet complex. Lingering hop flavor and bitterness. Very tasty hop bomb :)


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
George999 (167) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joelwhite (25) - - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrownALEx (290) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
22oz bottle - I feel like I’ve typed "I love Green Flash" hundreds of times. It’s like they’ve tapped into my conscious and they’ve brewed it exactly how I like it. Balance is the key word with this beer and it expertly showcases both malts and hops in this to a high degree. Caramel and citrus hops fight for the right to be called the dominant aroma, but neither are. The powerful malts and robust hops mingle so incredibly well together, it’s incredible. Insanely easy to drink the whole bottle.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3316) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Super porzadne piwo, tresciwe o pieknym aromacie bzu, lesnych owocow i cytrusow. Miedziany metny kolor, zbrudzony, piana spora i trwala. Bardzo aromatyczne doznania, mozna wachac jak najlepsze perfumy. Smak chmielowy nieco slodowy i leciutki posmak karmelowego slodu, ale gdzies ukryty za potezna dawka Amarillo. Niemal w smaku jak imperial IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6165) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
more like an ipa or a super hoppy amber. i compare it to Lagunitas Imperial Red, and since I’ve only had one...no inconcistency issues yet. Not as hoppy as a Red Rocket, but maltier from the carmel malt. nice aroma, balance, color, and body. good stuff all around! 7/11-change that not as hoppy as red rocket part...things have changed over the last few years. closer to a 4.3?"

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (596) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - OCT 15, 2014
A- Citrus, tropical fruits, peach, hoppy, bready, malty, caramel. A- Dark amber color, cloudy liquid, off white head. T- Bitter, malty, caramel, citrus, bready. P- Full body, thick texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. O- This one had to have some age on it, beings it was retired, which I am sure mellowed it out. Poured a thick consistency and overall was not as crazy as I expect from Green Flash.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndrewMichaelZ (63) - - OCT 6, 2014
Poured into Speiglau IPA glass. Opaque reddish copper with a foamy beige head. Head disappears quickly and laces nicely. Sweet caramel and raisin notes spell of serious maltiness. The hops are not far behind though and lead the charge on first sip. Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation. A slight bitterness on the finish which is well balanced with the sweetness. Green Flash never disappoints and I love this one as well. Will need to get my hands on the newer version. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
john_henry (116) - - OCT 5, 2014
This has a little age on it now, so I’ll seek out a fresher example and review again. However, this is still a great beer. Tastes fantastic, a very we’ll balanced IPA, with I’m guessing the extra crystal malts really adding to the overall body and balance of this beer. A touch of sweetness, which I think works, rounds this beer of making it very drinkable. Overall, a great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JimmyBoy74 (299) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
33 cl lilla Örebro. En riktigt Smak och doftrik humlestark öl som verkligen föll mig i smaken.


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