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Monday, August 29, 2011

Green Flash - Hop Head Red Ale

Dead Soldier
Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Hop Head Red Ale
Green Flash Brewing Company
6550 Mira Mesa Boulevard
San Diego, CA USA
Est. ????

Brain Damage Quotient = 6.4 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0

Postmortem Brew Review
Deep amber red color tone.
Pleasant caramel malts aromas mingle with resiny pine hop scents along with fruity citrus hop notes.
Two finger near tan colored, rocky head.
Head leaves spiderwebs of lace and covers to a cap right to the bottom of the glass.
Delicious sticky Amarillo hops that are balanced by creamy caramel malt sweetness.
Nice light carbonation.
Medium flavor, medium bodied.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Oh, my God....OH MY GOD! This is one delicious smelling, delicious tasting Red Ale!

Where do I go from here? Back to the fridge to look for more, but was the only one of these I brought back from the west coast. Arrrrrrggggghhhhhhh!!! So sad! Marvelous little Red that packs a punch of malt and hop taste. Tremendous balance and interplay of the malts and (dry hopped) Amarillo hops.

This is a multi-award winning beer that includes these medals:
  • Great American Beer Festival 
    2009 Bronze–American Red Ale
    2007 Silver–American Red Ale
  • World Beer Cup 
    2008 Gold–American Red Ale
  • San Diego County Fair 
    2011 Gold - American Red Ale

The good elf Lupulin performs a 45 IBU tango for two with Madame Malt, and uses your tongue for their dance floor! Sinfully delicious...must get more....


  1. hey, that's cool review.. and it sounds like a fantastic red ale, would love to try that

  2. Thanks mate! It was a very, very tasty red ale. Must get more when I am on the US west coast again.