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Green Flash Hop Head Red (-2013)

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RATINGS: 1421   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Pours a red-brown color with a thick head that leaves lots of sticky lacing as it fades. It certainly looks like a typical red ale, but that is where the similarity ends. The brewer dry hops with Amarillo hops giving the beer a strong citrus aroma and flavor. A bit of pine hits those senses as well. The hop profile is significant but the beer is still balanced with enough malt sweetness to keep things in check. There is some lingering bitterness, and a slightly oily mouthfeel. At 6% ABV it’s a little high for a session beer, but still quite drinkable. I was somewhat reminded of Tröegs Nugget Nectar, another highly hopped American Red Ale. However, Nugget Nectar has a stronger malt backbone, whereas the Green Flash has a much stronger citrus profile. That stereotypical East Coast - West Coast difference perhaps?


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHult (246) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
Flaska från Sue Ellen. Rödbrun med stort skum. Kådig doft... Kådig maltig smarrig smak. Bra!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1371) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2014
Aroma: Some sweetness, and then lots of citric and floral hop smells. Yummy.
Appearance: A red clear beer with hints of brown, an off-white head leaving lacing.
Taste: An initial toffee sweetness, then grape-fruit and lemon, pine resin, fresh grass. and the taste stays, and goes on.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, a good dry feeling.
Overall: If the color wasn’t red it could have been a DIPA for my behalf.
Note: Bottle at de Klomp. Reviewed 2010-07-10.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1268) - - AUG 28, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 2-24-13- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a very nice deep-deep amber bordering reddish-brown color with a big billowy off white head. The head has great retention, but fades slowly to give way to some nice lacing. Smell – A good dose of citrus hop aroma is the most pertinent. Grapefruit and a bit of lemon with an ever so light pine hop aroma are mixed in with a bready malt smell. Taste – A roasty bready malt flavor mixed heavily with some strong grapefruit flavors that are in the forefront of the taste. These flavors last the whole of the flavor. Toward the middle, the other hop flavors present in the nose become present in the taste. The lighter tastes of lemon and pine develop, with a more lemon flavor in the middle and a lighter pine flavor toward the end. Overall it is a more bitter taste throughout and a bitter flavor is left to sit on the tongue. Mouthfeel – A nice creamy body with a slightly lower than average carbonation level really allows for the hop tastes to penetrate the tongue. Overall – The mouthfeel, look, and smell are all quite nice, but the very bitter aftertaste it leaves at the end is not the most pleasant. The taste starts very nice, but just doesn’t know when to quite. Overall though it is a nice beer and one to try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wiosna (133) - - AUG 16, 2014
0,355 pullo @ One pint pub. Kirkas punertavan kastanjanruskea. Mämmiä tuoksussa, paahteista mallasta. Maussa mallasta, joku jännä aromi jota en osaa nimetä. Lopussa hitunen kitkerää makua kitalaessa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhammaren (1070) - FINLAND - AUG 16, 2014
.355l bottle @ One pint Pub Pours murky amber with low head. Aroma is bread, dark malts, hops and some syrup. Flavor is hops, g-rape, dark malts, citrus fruits, rye bread, burned malts. Nietsche beer!

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Berard (306) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours red with thin white head that lingers. Mild carbonation and hop aroma. Nice balance of malt and hop profile. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (333) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2014
@ Nedre Mölla 8/8-14. Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Aroma: Hoppy, grapefruit, caramel, pine needles. Taste: Dito + sweetness. Body is medium, the finish is dry and bitter with notes of pine needles, caramel and hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebwaw (17) - POLAND - AUG 7, 2014
0.33 bottle, served in snifter. Pours with generous head, deep caramel brown, ruby color. Aroma is not too intensive, mostly floral, caramel, toast and malty. After shaking its definitely malty. Bitterness is medium, hoppiness is very clear and dominant in the end. There is a hint of spiciness as well and caramel, matliness at first. Finish is reasonably long with clear bitterness. However, its probably too bitter for an amber ale, but its very drinkable despite having 7 abv. Its enjoyable one, but Ive had better of this kind.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CpyNPrnT (367) - Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Aroma of hops and citrus, nice spice. Taste is citrus, hoppy, bitter, spicy, bready.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rok1024 (1115) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUL 28, 2014
Unclear reddish ruby appearance, medium head. Hoppy aroma with pronounced citrus notes, malty and spicy. Medium bodied, satisfying. Very good Red IPA style.


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