Red Hoppocalypse Imperial Ale | Apocalypse Ale Works

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Red Hoppocalypse Imperial AleRed Hoppocalypse Imperial Ale

Brewed by:
Apocalypse Ale Works
Virginia, United States

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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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 27
Reviews by Chaney:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tried a can of Red Hopacolypse at Montanos in Roanoke and I'm pissed the can suffered from over prime. The scent had the over prime fumes. The taste was altered by fizziness....i would so much like to try this one from the tapper. The Mouthfeel was medium in body with fizzy carbonation. Overall it's fine.....drinkable even thou overprimed.

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Photo of hyoung41
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ordybill
4.63/5  rDev +19.6%
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 +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tabascosigned
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OldSwampy
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Super ale. Hard to believe it comes in at 110 IBU (according to the can). It IS hoppy, but not so bitter that the other aspects of the flavor can't be enjoyed, AND the hops are balanced -- so important. Great reddish amber color, good foamy head, lacing. Nice resinous (but not too resinous) nose, also some floral notes. Flavor is rich, strong, but balanced. Good firm malt base isn't overwhelmed. Clean mouthfeel, surprisingly NOT oily (cf. many IPAs). I'm happy to live near where this is made; I can get it regularly. Poured from can to glass, 21 July '16. One drawback: NO DATES! Hey folks, put canning dates on your beer!!

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Photo of Xristos
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of briancathy
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Beautiful orange-red color, clear and producing a nice fizzy, carbonated head and good, spotty lacing. While the aroma is lighter than I would have expected, the flavors are bold. Nice bittering hops but I felt the malt was too much of a flavor. Alcohol is well hidden and finish is surprisingly clean for this type of ale.

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Photo of beardsonbrews
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of GFish
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of HoppyBastard1
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
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 +16.3%

Photo of BeastLU
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of jacobwills
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
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 +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smakawhat
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
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 -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of slusk
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
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 markjarema11
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JasonTaverner
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
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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Red Hoppocalypse Imperial Ale from Apocalypse Ale Works
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