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Hopworks Galactic Imperial Red

Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2016
Rating #1748- 2015.06.13 - Bottle from @AFICMyles - Pours a copper amber, and exudes hoppiness right from the get go, powerful citrusy, grainy, fruity hops on the nose. Medium heavy carbonation, mild alcohol warmth. ABV disguised by hop character. Extremely balanced, pleasant sweetness, smooth bitterness, crisp clean finish. Beauty!.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3831) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 11, 2016
Tap at Imazato. Sticky, hoppy resin. Bit sweet but with boozy kick. Bitterness. Some pine and a bit of citrus too. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9404) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 29, 2016
Tap at Imazato. Nice citrus nose, cherry, some caramel. Brown-orange-red with lace. Rich malt flavor, caramel, oranges, peaches, some toffee. Nice balance. Good, but doesn’t carry its weight well. Tastes more like 7.5%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1777) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2016
A nice imperial red overall. Pour a nice red with a white head. Smells of strawberry, oats and a hoppiness. Taste is piney and creamy, with lots of strawberry. Had on tap at the brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanhunter_4 (222) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2015
650 ml bottle poured at home. Pours a cloudy brownish color, like iced tea. Smells like citrus hops. Taste is bitter throughout. Not what I expect of a red ale but drinkable. More like an ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9610) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2015
Botte shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Red Amber, thick beige head. Aroma has citronella and caramel. Flavours of carame malt perfumey citrus, resinous undertones. Very good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10553) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2015
On tap at Hopworks Bikebar. Pours a clear copper with small white head. The aroma is pine and grapefruit. Medium mouth, caramel, grass, grapefruit, resin finish, nice bitterness, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 3, 2015
On tap at Fredfest. Pours Cloudy amber with a nice beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a fresh caramel malt flavor with a bitter raspy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
Rich dark amber pour with a foamy head. Gorgeous lacing. Has a nice range of flavours from pine, grassiness, wheat, straw, floral hops, and a nice hop bitterness. Big malt flavours and a big abv back this up nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (452) - USA - JUL 28, 2014
A tangy and a grassy aroma accompanies this burnt sienna liquid, cutting through the thick, soft, off-white head. There is a touch of citrus, but not as much as I have noticed in other comments. The grassy, earthiness in the aroma slices through the hops and a toasty biscuit flavor surrounds my tongue with such a balance! I love this Imperial Red. A medium, creamy body glazes my mouth and coats it with a mildly malty bitterness that’s sure to impress. Enjoying this and will be happy to give it a thumbs-up!

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