Name: Green Flash Brewing Hop Head Red
Date: 6-9-12 (birthday beer!)
Location: San Diego, CA
Type: Red IPA
Price: Gift — unknown
Aroma: Yeast, malt, light hops. Reminds me of a day brewing. Dry hopped with Amarillo hops.
Appearance: Thick creamy head, hazy, not clear, brownish red.
Body & Texture: Smooth, velvety, good carbonation. Full bodied — complex. Great burps full of flavor.
Aftertaste: Bitter with very slight malt.
This brew had the creamiest head I’ve ever experienced. This head was thick! It also left the best lacing on the glass that I have ever seen. It was a curtain of lacing all the way down the glass by the time we finished it. There were lots of yeast aroma and flavor in the head, which reminded me of home brewing with David. I thoroughly enjoyed it, even on a sunny day. It’s not too heavy and the 22 oz shared between 2 people was perfect. After the beer had warmed a little you could start to taste the alcohol more. Although Red IPA’s don’t tend to be my favorite beers, I did enjoy this one more than Lagunitas Imperial Red, David disagrees with me on this. If you’re a fan of Red IPA’s then you should definitely pick one of these up and give it a try.