Hoppocalypse | Apocalypse Ale Works

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Apocalypse Ale Works
Virginia, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by JasonTaverner on 07-05-2013

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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 105
Reviews by jep2606:
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4.88/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Honestly, I know that officially this is an IRA (Imperial Red Ale), but as far as I am concerned and for all intents and purposes this beer come in 2nd on my IPA list right now, just behind Ruination from STONE.

It just has everything a good IPA should have, aroma, color, depth and complexity of taste, and of course a 110 IBU count, it however also mixes in a few traits of the red ale style to balance it out. This beer comes in at #4 overall on my personal beer list at the moment. LOVE IT.

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Photo of Psberrier
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of hyoung41
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of ordybill
4.63/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a big fruit smell, very inviting.
Appearance- This beer has a copper to reddish-gold color. Pours a large off-white head.
Taste- Has a great flavor. Full of fruit and hops, this really masks the 8% ABV.
Palate- A medium to heavy beer with moderate carbonation. Goes down real smooth.
Overall- This beer is a knockout. Apocalypse has crafted a very good beer with some exceptional artwork on the can that will leave a memorable experience. Must try

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Photo of MispeledStalion
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tabascosigned
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Xristos
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beardsonbrews
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of GFish
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A big thanks to the captain of the canship, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark amber color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of malts, citrus. Taste is citrus hops up front, malts at the finish, alcohol is well hidden for the most part. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of Moocawly
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of BeastLU
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of jacobwills
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

At 110 IBUs this is the most bitter beer I've ever had. In spite of the darkness in presentation it's quite light and airy without being over carbonated. Recommended.

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Photo of GrantBrennan
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smakawhat
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. No obvious dating on can from what I can see.

Nice and even keeled creamy light tan looking head going off the pour, filling up the glass with a sudsy action and hanging at a big controlled four fingers tall. Body color is a moderate bit of murky quality, but has a nice amber copper hue to it which is all solid throughout. A pretty nice looking aggressive amber going on here.

What an interesting nose. Fruit added? Smells like raspberry puree with a nice cream action. Fruit red quality of strawberries and vanilla with a juicy component that doesn't seem to hint of hop action. Hints almost at chocolate raspberry bar. Really fascinating and enjoyable I am not sure what direction this is going in.

Palate brings much of the solid fruit "like" flavors to the fore front. Mid palate has a cherry raspberry to red berried action, even a mild sense of controlled tartness that really pops. Hints of steel like grapefruit on the finish to match as well. Mouthfeel is a simple solid coating of neutral sweetness and juiced red fruit flavors. Hints of mild lime hop aroma on the finish to match.

What an interesting large amber, lots of fun here, very unique brew.

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Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of slusk
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A well balanced imperial red that hides it's 8% abv well. There's a nice spicy, almost Belgian like nose to it although very mild. Nice moderate caramel sweetness in the flavor that leans a bit more to the hop side with a spicy, woody, piney, citrus hop presence. It warms nicely and has a slight bitter aftertaste. Clear orange I color with a modest off white head and a moderate carbonation. Overall a nice double red that I would buy again. I have to admit, I like this better from a keg, but the can doesn't fail to please. I'd take a 6 pack to a game any day.

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Photo of JasonTaverner
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the Cellar in Blacksburg, Va. Listed as an imperial red ale. Nice red appearance. A very mild and subdued aroma. A hop bomb, the name is accurate. Bitter up front with a sweet malty undertone, excellent balance. Above average mouthfeel, not too thick and not to thin. Excellent ale overall, more like a double IPA. Good stuff.

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Photo of gopens44
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of smanson56
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of jorrx003
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Tuggy
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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Hoppocalypse from Apocalypse Ale Works
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