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Hopworks Galactic Imperial Red

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Galactic Imperial Red boldly goes where no Red has gone before. We gave it all the Centennial and Cascade hops we’ve got to bring the floral and citrus flavor and aroma to Warp 5. With a rich caramel malt structure strong enough to withstand any blackhole and a warming finish that can stave off the cold of space, one sip and you’ll be calling it Number One.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5574) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2014
On tap at ABV taproom. Awesome beer. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A big fruity caramel nose. The flavor is toasted malts, oranges, super sweet malts, fresh fruity hops, some robust bitterness. Pine lingering with some resin. Big and lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1029) - Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2014
From bottle. Deep copper and amber in color, bubbly with a quarter-inch layer of thick head. Aroma is tropical citrus, pine resin, and caramel malt. Taste is an explosion of citrus (both tart grapefruit and sweet orange), passionfruit, pine, and a pronounced malted sweetness. A hop bomb that stays well-balanced with the malting. Citrus flavors linger long after, and hides the alcohol content well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx76 (509) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle - pours dark copper with thick foamy head. Nose of hop and pine. Oily mouthfeel. Initial intense taste of hop followed by sweet syrupy malt. Ends bitter with lingering hoppy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (1806) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2013
Pours copper with a large, lasting head. Nose shows floral and piny hops along with resinous notes. Some sweet clean malt underneath. Minty, spicy, herbal and resinous hops as flavours. Also booze and sweet bready malt followed by an aggressive bitterness that doesn’t quite match the malt. Syrupy body. Could be a little lighter perhaps.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3069) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2013
Creamy head misty deep red ochre pour soft carbonation but still substantial to help the beer aromas toffee caramel fruits rich notes honey the flavours honey to toffee caramel crisp hops resin citrus pine crispness stone fruit medium bitter the finish rich ale good malts sweetness the main hops crisp and some resin with a medium bitter backing very good ale

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seanord (5) - Renton, USA - SEP 18, 2013 does not count
Caramel and toasted tones are inviting, but I find the aroma overall a bit off putting, perhaps an earthiness not quite right. Color is gorgeous, the palate average, and overall a bit lacking. Want to love this beer, especially with the packaging, appearance, and alcohol content.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2013
It tastes of pine like and citrusy malts. There is a nice roasted and dry malt flavor to the beer. I like this Imperial red a lot because the malts they use are mostly dry not sweet though there is a mild toffee flavor as well. The beer ends with a nice bitterness to it. Overall a great hoppy imperial red ale that has a nice malt flavor and a nice hoppy flavor. I really enjoy this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Orange pour with a white head. The aroma is full of pine, grass and dirt. The flavor is similar with a lot of red malt, grass, toffee and pine. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Murky dark amber body with a generous off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt with a touch of hops. The flavor is bitter, a bit coarse;reminiscent of Arrogant Bastard. Not my kind of beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1582) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Bomber from trade with michaelinwa. Pours red with a nice foamy head that fades normally and leaves some nice lacing. Big caramel malt aroma with a hefty amount of floral hops too. Taste has a nice moderate sweet/bitter balance. Lots of flowers, a hint of citrus, and lots of caramel. Finish has a touch of alcohol heat which grows as the beer warms. Best to drink this cold and very fast. Pretty solid beer and I love the label.


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