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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
The only problem I had with this was absolutely no head, but everything else about it was amazing. Fair amount of carbonation for an American Strong blended well with the toasty caramel, which blended well with the Douglas Fir hops. I looked at the glass after every sip and smiled... that makes it a winner.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4871) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2012
A strong aroma of caramel malt. A strong solid red appearance. This is a pretty tasty beer. Hops and malt in a battle almost. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5570) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle. Copper pour with a short tan head that reduces to a ring of foam around edges of the glass. Caramel, spicy hops, floral hops and earthy notes in the aroma. Taste is caramel, sweet malt, citrus, spicy hops, floral hops and light toffee. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Light lingering hop bitterness as well. More citrus in the finish along with abundant caramel, chew malt notes, dark bread, spicy hops, and floral notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2967) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Dark scarlet brew with hints of ruby, garnet, and fiery glowing embers around the edges. Eggshell head. Caramel, hop bitterness, grapefruit and citrus rind, vanilla, brown sugar, and a gentle nuttiness are all present. Nice combination of sweet and savory. Not bad if I do say so myself...and I just did!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2012
22oz bottle: pours a transparent deep copper amber with a clingy-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a sweet toasty caramel malty nose with lots of fresh resiny piny hops. Starts with good fullness and sweet toasty malts well balanced with fresh piny hop flavor and bitterness before a drier bittersweet finish. True to style and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
On tap at Capone’s. Amber pour with an off white head. Pine and floral hops. Pine, floral with some caramel tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilgrimoutlaw (865) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2012
On tap at Capone’s. Amber body, whitish tan head. Floral, pine, nuts. Moderately bitter and sweet. Smooth body. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Hazy red-amber color, small head. Nice fruity aroma, bitter oranges, with a hint of sweat, yeast and vanilla. Medium body strength; the mouthfeel is just a bit drier than expected; very good caramel and toffee flavor, with light toasty notes, and a clear Earl Grey tea character (bergamot); strong bitterness, with a lot of hop resins and some yeasty astringency. In the end, the drier mouthfeel increases the drinkability. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2012
The aroma is very malty and nutty with yeast and pine-citrus hops. The appearance is amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (3075) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2012
a straight flavorful red ale that is strong. it is a great balance between the malt and hops. a nice beer for the end of the day.

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