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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Our Galactic Imperial Red boldly goes where no Red has gone before. We gave it all the Centennial and Cascade hops we’ve got to bring the floral and citrus flavor and aroma to Warp 5. With a rich caramel malt structure strong enough to withstand any blackhole and a warming finish that can stave off the cold of space, one sip and you’ll be calling it Number One.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seanord (5) - Renton, USA - SEP 18, 2013 does not count
Caramel and toasted tones are inviting, but I find the aroma overall a bit off putting, perhaps an earthiness not quite right. Color is gorgeous, the palate average, and overall a bit lacking. Want to love this beer, especially with the packaging, appearance, and alcohol content.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2013
It tastes of pine like and citrusy malts. There is a nice roasted and dry malt flavor to the beer. I like this Imperial red a lot because the malts they use are mostly dry not sweet though there is a mild toffee flavor as well. The beer ends with a nice bitterness to it. Overall a great hoppy imperial red ale that has a nice malt flavor and a nice hoppy flavor. I really enjoy this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5727) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Orange pour with a white head. The aroma is full of pine, grass and dirt. The flavor is similar with a lot of red malt, grass, toffee and pine. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3152) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Murky dark amber body with a generous off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt with a touch of hops. The flavor is bitter, a bit coarse;reminiscent of Arrogant Bastard. Not my kind of beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1994) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Bomber from trade with michaelinwa. Pours red with a nice foamy head that fades normally and leaves some nice lacing. Big caramel malt aroma with a hefty amount of floral hops too. Taste has a nice moderate sweet/bitter balance. Lots of flowers, a hint of citrus, and lots of caramel. Finish has a touch of alcohol heat which grows as the beer warms. Best to drink this cold and very fast. Pretty solid beer and I love the label.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2013
not what i expected. light in colour and body, and gives nothing away of its abv... really fruity, hop-driven red ale. malt is secondary. i love this tho

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1716) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Had this at some point a while back. Big an malty amber but with tons of hopped up bitter backing, compacting into a great flavor explosion.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1237) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2013
Nice ruby brown pour. Very nice malt base, with a twinge of sweet caramel. Unusually hoppy for a red ale, and has a wee bit of lingering bitterness. Nevertheless, solid and good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (974) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
Pours a hazy copper with a reddish tinge and an off white spotty head. Aroma is made up of citrus, floral, caramel, overall a big sweet malt profile mixed with a hint of alcohol. Flavour consists of med-high bitterness which is actually quite smooth which I think is just balanced from the sweet maltiness, prominent caramel profile, citrus and grassy hops. This is a well balanced beer that I would enjoy again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1226) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
Pours a cloudy reddish amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet pale malts, grassy hops, caramel and citrus. Taste is sweet pale malts, caramel, grassy hops and a nice smooth bitterness throughout. Excellent imperial red ale.


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