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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 Powellís 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7546) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3561) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2011
Amber/red, small beige head.Nose of brown sugar & piney hops.Mellow malt start,blended mid,medium hop bitterness in finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (2063) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 17, 2011
The pour is a ruby red highlighted brown with a thin beige head. tons of thick creamy lacing. Sweet caramel, nuts, toffee, and a moderate NW hop. A mild note of alcohol us also present. the taste is quite mild despite the hops. The malts are somewhat sweet with tons of nuts and toffee. somewhat disappointing for an "imperial" beer. the Taste is smooth and light tasting with some creaminess and minimal alcohol. Overall, disappointing but interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2176) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2011
Poured out a deep reddish amber brew with a non existing cap. Strong aroma of caramel, peaches, floral notes, light spice, maybe anise, orange, nice but nothing new. Itís late and Iím very tired. Excellent taste - just what I wanted - fresh, fruity and bitter. Peaches, pine and really freaking tasty. Caramel is solid, an excess of bitterness. Man, Iím tired. Mild carbonation and hard bitterness. I really like this. Just so tired.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
michaelinwa (635) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2013 Pours dark reddish brown, average head, and a moderate hop aroma with some sweet malt in the background. Flavor is a balance of malt with some complexity, and decent amount of hop bitterness, with the hops somewhat more forward than the malt. A solid brew, but maybe a little too uninspiring to turn into a regular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7488) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Draft. Bronze beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit and light earth aroma with malt. Malt and caramel flavor with light grapefruit and light pine. Medium bodied. Malt and light grapefruit lingers with light pine and light caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9323) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2011
22 oz. bottle, pours dark red with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel malts, maple syrup and considerable hop presence. Flavour is essentially the same with all the qualities well balanced. Medium-bodied, with a slightly sweet and slightly hoppy finish. Solid, though nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuchampions (1243) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2011
650ml bottle from 16th St.Liquor in West Vancouver. Label says 7.5% and 63 IBUís. Pours a hazy dark amber with thin cream head that vanishes to a ring. Aroma is taffy caramel sweet with faint hops. Taste is bigger with sweet malt countered by a decent pine hop bite. Alcohol is evident but not too hot. Finish is both sweet and hoppy. Itís a very good ASA but not the best Iíve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeTheYounger (1166) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
On draft at stone. As previous rater stated, not much going on. Pretty decent for the style.

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