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Independence Brewing Brewluminati: Hoptopus Red Ale


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Formerly brewed at Independence Brewing Co.
Style: Amber Ale
Austin, Texas USA


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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
With four specialty malts and a blend of four hops, Brewluminati: Hoptopus will satisfy your inner hop monster. This a bold hoppy Texas Red Ale. Its intense dank aroma comes from Columbus, Galaxy, and Falconerís Flight hops added in the whirlpool, and reinforced in the dry hopping additions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Slick-looking beer! A mostly dark-brown, but with a hint of amber and orange, beer, which has a mostly white head. It looks dark, classy, and pronounced. This really looks the part of a dark and devious imperial red ale. The aroma is of hardy, heavily caramelized crystal malts and a touch of alcohol. Itís meaty, malty, and thick in the nose. Itís a great-tasting brew, much like an over-caramelized imperial IPA thatís well-rounded in all aspects. It almost reminds me of beet juice or cabbage - as odd as it sounds, it actually tastes really good. Ana thinks itís "okay", but I really like it. She says you have to be in the mood for it, but I think it makes for a really great imperial red. Itís not overly-sweet, and finishes almost completely of a very green, cabbagey dose of plant-like hops. Very nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3578) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2013
16oz draft 12/14/12 (Whole Foods-Lamar) Pours reddish amber with a nice off white head. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of the same with more hops than malt. This medium to full bodied brew was quite tasty. Nice job.

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