Saturday, September 15, 2012
Green Flash Brewing Company Hop Head Red Ale
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Green Flash Brewing Company Hop Head Red Ale. It is interesting to me how for years I didn’t pay much attention to Green Flash Brewing Company’s beers and now that I have I’m hooked!
From the Green Flash Brewing Company website: “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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours amber with a dense tan head and loads of sticky lacing.
Aroma: Pine and citrus hops dominate with nice malt sweetness in the back.
Taste: Pine and citrus hops up front with a great caramel malt sweetness to balance this beer perfectly. Delicious bready flavor in the finish.
Overall: An overall great beer, Green Flash Brewing Company’s Hop Head Red Ale is excellent. At 7.0% ABV this is a beer I plan to buy on a regular basis.