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Green Flash Hop Head Red (-2013)

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RATINGS: 1440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (939) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2013
A very good beer. Everything I expect an IPA to be. Nice floral hop aroma and flavor with a good malty sweetness to balance the bitter hops. It’s not one of the best but still a flawless and refreshing beer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClassyBeagle (374) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
dafozz69 (8) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamaty (1342) - 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?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Duchammer (124) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (2089) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
benfergy (235) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
George999 (244) - 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 (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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrownALEx (351) - 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.


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