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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8593) - 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.

3.3
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7671) - 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.,

3.3
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3562) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (2123) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2187) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
michaelinwa (638) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7644) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9730) - 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.


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