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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Born in Head Brewer Tony Powell’s home brewery, this West Coast Style Imperial Red Ale is a hearty celebration of the brewing art. Almost welcoming you, four hops impart floral, citrus and sprucy Northwest notes to open the festivities. Then, seven malts and flaked barley dance happily across your palate. In the finish Starfish waves a crisply fond farewell. Convivially forthright without cloying agendas, Starfish is like time well spent with your future best friend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7467) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2013
22oz bomber pours with a deep ruby red to amber body the supports a light tan head. The aroma offers up pine hops with thin ribbons of roasted malts and some molasses. Faintly wedged into the middle of those notes is a sliver of fruity esters. The taste begins with a rich hit of resiny pine hops, malts and then roasted maltiness. The pine hops are thick but not sticky and offer up plenty of flavor hops as well as loads of bitter hops. At times weak notes of ripe red apple esters poke through and bubble to the surface. Nice hoppy brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
bottled: June, 2011 A: pours a ruddy red ale with no real head production and a mirror surface. Hazy clarity. no lace. S: Nice caramel and toffee tones with a bit of oxidation, nicely balanced with some earthy hops. Above average nose for an Impy Red. Malt dominent, reminds me of a hopped English BW T: Bitter and sweet. Some notes of sweet barley and some healthy bittering hops give this a nice balance, but the taste is nothing special. Average. M: Thin with low carb. I would like a little more body with a little more carb to balance it out. Slick finish. O: Beyond the nose, this beer doesn’t have much to offer me. Serving type: bottle 09-26-2011

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
boxofrane (2416) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft at beer fest. Pours clear amber with a small off white head. The aroma has some astringency, some florals. The taste is medium bitter with a sweet caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 6, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours a dark copper brown with a white head. Pine, caramel, citrus. Starts off a little sweet and finishes bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFunGuy (841) - California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
This beer has a brownish red color, a very pleasing aroma of citrus hops. It has a very complex malty hop flavor with notes of caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2431) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2013
Bottle. Moderate to heavy roasted and caramel for the malt, moderate cooked orange for the hops, faint leather and broth for the yeast, with raisin, date and faint cinnamon in the background. Head is small, frothy, off-white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is hazy, medium to dark red/brown. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a carbonation between soft and lively and finishes lightly to moderately astringent. This American Strong Ale is nicely balanced between its malt and hops, coupled with its rich palate makes it a nice winter sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4752) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 3/4/13

Aroma: The nose is pine hops, orange/citrus rind, plenty of caramel, and a hint of tea
Appearance: It pours a reddish color with an orange hue, a small beige head, and light lace
Flavor: The taste is mid-plus sweet up-front, with a mid hop that gets more bitter in the finish
Palate: The body is medium, the feel is okay, a touch sticky, and with a dry finish
Overall Impression: There isn’t a ton to say here. It’s a solid Imperial Red or whatever you like to call this style of beers. There’s nothing particular incredible or unique, but there’s nothing particularly poor either. Solid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bomber. Light pine and grapefruit with bitterness throughout. Malty sweet caramel in the background. A bit resiny. Sharp lingering finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3406) - Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2012
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in August 2012. Pours fairly hazy reddish copper color with a nice 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of orange, grapefruit, caramel, toast, biscuit, pine, citrus rind, floral, light toffee, and piney spiciness. Nice aromas with good malt/hop balance and complexity. Taste of orange, grapefruit, caramel, toast, pine, biscuit, light toffee, floral, citrus zest, and piney spiciness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, caramel, toast, pine, biscuit, floral, citrus rind, and piney spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt/hop flavors; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good imperial red ale. Nicely balanced hop/malt flavor complexity; and nicely smooth to sip on. This was a nicely enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12117) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2012
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop hazy copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, some grapefruit, caramel, some strawberry. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, some grapefruit, caramel, light strawberry, astringency. Medium body, some resin, stickiness, low carbonation.

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