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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Clear amber small head nice lacing slight retention... Caramel aroma not sweet light pine hop... Fairly hoppy piney some citrus and toasty caramel malt that doesn’t have much sweetness.. Medium body dry dry finish...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2012
650ml bottle pours deep amber color with 2 fingers of light beige head that settles down to some thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel malts and some earthy hops. Taste is light caramel sweetness with hints of toasted bitterness followed by an earthy hop bitterness. The flavors blended well in this for me and I truly enjoyed the presentation of this fine brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, light tobaccoi and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthines and light fruitiness with a smooth lingering carmel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GJP90X (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2011 does not count
Rich red tones, aromas of red liquorice, black tea and cherry. long and lasting from mid-palate to finish. a great beer for cold nights and fire roasted foods.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Growler. Poured a lighter brown with a tan head that settled quickly to a ring. Floral aroma with a backing of malt. The flavor found caramel and spices with a hop background. Medium body and a mild bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4709) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle. Rich copper. Fair dark cream coloured head. Sticky lacing. Thick caramel scent with tinges of alcohol and hint of spice or hop. Flavour is same components but in different proportion than the aroma. Alcohol is stronger. Caramel is mixed with some woody hops that carry a spicy edge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bomber from Craft Ale. Pours turbid ruby coppery (more toward ruby) with minimal off-white head. Looks like a big thick barleywine in the glass. Nose is old aley malt, heavy resiny hops, fruit. Damn, this one smells like a barleywine, too. Tastes rich, very piney hoppy, fruity, with substantial malt. Comes off like a impy red/barleywine hybrid. Works pretty well for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, hops, and a standard Red Ale Aroma. Poured orange in color with a tiny, off-white head that lasted only a second or two before disappearing, except for around the edges. Hazy and a bit cloudy. Some large particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, resin, pine, slight caramel, and general Red Ale flavor. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, resin finish. 7.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6785) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours ruddy orange with a modest beige head and a standard red ale aroma. There is a hearty smoked malt flavor with a nice hop profile and a dry bitter finish.,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 4, 2011
22 oz bottle. Pours hazy reddish copper with hardly a head. Aroma is lots of caramel and citrus with some pine and floral notes. The flavor is mostly sweet caramel malt and bitter hops, there is a light alcohol presence. Medium to full body with very mild carbonation and a syrupy, flabby mouth feel. This one suffers from the low carbonation IMO.

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