A Prescription for Hop Heads


Beer Review/PSA – Green Flash Hop Head Red
Style: Red India Pale Ale
ABV: 7.0%
Drink if you like: delicious hops, sweet baked desserts, things with red labels.

A “Hophead” is described by Urban Dictionary as “someone who enjoys really hoppy beers, or drinks hoppy beers exclusively. Most likely this person is a beer-geek or craft-brew drinker”.

Close your eyes and picture the first Hophead that comes to mind. You got ‘em? Now, ask yourself “if asked to be a character witness for this person, would I have to bend the truth?” If the answer is “no”, then this person you are picturing is either a Hophead imposter or you don’t know them well enough.

With all due respect, every Hophead I’ve ever known has had a crazy streak in them. Not the “oh, [person’s name] so cray” type, I mean “the Psychologist will see you now” type…but they mean well. They really do.

The Chicken or the Egg: Hopheadedness is not an inherited trait. Instead, this peculiarity is manifested over years of hop exploitation. The user’s body begins to crave the citrusy/herbal/fruity/piney bitterness that hops provide. This compulsion, in turn, begins a mind-altering transformation that bleeds over into the Hophead’s daily life, which leads to an existence solely based on eccentricism, extravagance, and unreserved craziness…but the adoring kind. Pine-tree-licking and grapefruit-seed-snorting are only seen in the most extreme cases

Hop Head Red is dry hopped with Amarillo Hops - prepare to take a trip to this wonderful place!
Hop Head Red is dry hopped with Amarillo Hops – prepare to take a trip to this wonderful place!

But, alas, there is now an FDA approved therapeutic treatment within our state borders that aims to dissuade this behavior in a very humane way. The name of this over-the-counter remedy is Green Flash Hop Head Red. At the onset, this hazy amber tonic welcomes the patient with a calming aroma of citrus, as well as a subtle addition of rich caramel malts. The taste provides a perfect balance of caramel sweetness, bready malt, and a lingering dose (70 IBUs) of Columbus, Nugget, and Amarillo hops that impart flavors of citrus and pine. The medium-bodied concoction has the appeal of hop bitterness with a cleverly disguised malt body that is sure to facilitate stability to the loved ones in your life.

We gave this beer 4.5 Diamonds:



Think of how the indulgent Hopheads you know could benefit from this wonderful medicinal brew. You can pick them up at the following locations:

Spirits Shop – Fayetteville
Dickson Street Liquor – Fayetteville
The Bottle – Fayetteville
Liquor World – Fayetteville
Tanglewood Branch – Fayetteville
Crossover Liquor – Fayetteville
Macadoodles – Springdale
Popatop University – Little Rock
Grapevine Wine & Spirits – Little Rock
Willy D’s – Little Rock
Vino’s – Little Rock
Yancy’s Wine and Spirits – Little Rock
Big Orange – Little Rock
Westrock Spirits and Wines – Little Rock
Hillcrest Liquor – Little Rock
Flying Saucer – Little Rock
Sullivant’s Liquor – Little Rock
Colonial Wine & Spirits – Little Rock
Palarm Creek Liquor – North Little Rock
Springhill Wine & Spirits – North Little Rock
Pat’s Beverage Shop – North Little Rock
The Vineyard – Fort Smith
In Good Spirits – Fort Smith
71 South Liquor – Fort Smith
Shamrock Liquor – Fort Smith
Town and Country Liquors – Fort Smith
Cheers Liquor – Fort Smith
Lake Liquor – Maumelle
Judicious Spirits – Mountain Home
Jack’s Package Store – Mountain Home
Holiday Store – Paragould
The Party Liquor Store – Paragould
Porter’s Liquor – Augusta
Bayman Liquor – Cotter
Poinsett Package – Harrisburg
Redfield Liquor – Redfield




4 thoughts on “A Prescription for Hop Heads

  1. s says:

    Liquor World in Fayetteville will be hosting a Green Flash tasting this Friday, May 3rd from 3pm – 7pm. Representatives from Green Flash will be in the house pouring and visiting with our customers. Plan to stop by!

  2. Jason Skerbitz says:

    Woo Hoo!! Have enjoyed both their Stout and IPA….. gonna have to try this one now. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it…… hehe. 😉

  3. Rex says:

    Anything that says Green Flash and IPA on the same bottle is a “can’t miss” beer. Red is no exception!

    Just out of curiosity, what would have to be done to this beer for it to rate 5 diamonds? ;^)

  4. Nate says:

    Sounds good from one hophead to another! Now just how to find it… will have to save the search til after the beer week I think.

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