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Max Hophead Imperial Red
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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high gravity red ale aggressively hopped with Centennial hops from the Pacific Northwest. IBU 55 ABV 7.5% O.G. 17º Plato


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Cask: Pours a deep copper color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, fruity, earthy, and some floral notes. Flavor is malty, caramel, toast, fruity, earthy, and slightly floral.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2009
Bright reddish-amber colour. Nice loose head. The aroma is wood and diacetyl. On the palate, this is a true butterbomb. Sure, there’s some woody hop notes and a bit of crystal malt, but the diacetyl really overpowers everything else.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintocb (645) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Copper colored. Tons of hops in the nose. The flavor is balanced a little to the hoppy side. I really like it. It is as straightforward as its name.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Clear dark amber-red with big rocky head. Diacetyl present in aroma matches style somewhat but buttery. Soft creamy mouthfeel. Too much diacetyl but a balanced beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Cask at Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting. One of the only hoppy brews at the event. Pour is amber with a small head. Aroma of caramel malts, big citrus hops. Taste is very nicely malted, lightly roasted, and also heavily hopped. Finish is lightly bitter. Body is medium with light carbonation and resinous hop feel. A very enjoyable brew that was very nice on cask.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Cask at the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting, entered as "This Beer". Pours a deep brownish amber with a small bubbly tan head that subsides quickly. The aroma is dominated by the roasted sweet caramel malts but has plenty of citrus hops as well. The character has a fairly toasted character overall. The taste has a grassy hop kick up front which fades quickly into the toasted malts with a bit of caramel sweetness and a slight dryness in the finish with hints of hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is good with some hop stickiness and a typically low level of carbonation from the cask. This is an excellent amber and one of the better beers I tasted at the AC

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4368) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Appearance: Clear, chestnut brown body with a bubbly, off-white head. Smell: A bit roast, toasty, and grainy is the nose with a minor waft of caramelized grains alongside expressive hop scents of wood, florals, citrus, and even grass. Taste: Toasty and roasty with a very brief caramelized sugar sweetness. Then, it’s time for the hop flavors of from the nose with a moderate bitterness. Finishes dry with a lingering taste of wood chips. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation. Lightly sticky mouthfeel. Drinkability: One of the better Max Lagers brews I’ve had in awhile. An enjoyable Imperial Red!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009

Date: January 02, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: cloudy dark red, dense beige head, solid lace
Aroma: bready malt aroma with lots of earthy and floral hops, touch of carame sweetness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of dry caramel malt, plenty of hops to balance out the malt and keep it mostly dry, touch of diactyl brings up the sweetness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4


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