Sunday, September 2, 2012

Green Flash Hop Head Red ....

Another new brewery for the year: Green Flash Brewing Company.  The beer is Hop Head Red, Red India Pale Ale.  7% ABV is listed on the twelve ounce bottle.  The web site shows 70 IBUs.

This beer poured with a medium, tan colored head.  Very cloudy with a lot of sediment.  Beer color is a very  orange/red deep amber.  Aroma is smooth and sweet, more like an imperial IPA.  Caramel and malt.  Any citrus/hops is more in the background.  The taste has a nice hop bitterness, but it is balanced out by malt and sweetness.  Bready.  There is some melon-like fruit.  The aftertaste leaves you with a good amount of bitterness, but is not unpleasant.  Not your typical IPA, but a nice variation on the theme.  

Green Flash Brewing Company
San Diego, California

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