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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1163) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1463) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Draft and bottle, 16 Tons, Eugene. Pours a dark, almost opaque reddish brown. Aroma is sweet and resinous, but not overly sharp. Body is fairly medium, well balanced with malt. Finish is straight grapefruit, really! Good but not mind-blowing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Dark amber color, hazy, with compact head. The aroma is very nice: caramel, hops, oranges, a hint of orange flowers, some sweat from the hop. Lean body, very good caramel flavor, with moderate residual sweetness, and a delicious touch of fudge; also some vanilla oak; perfect bitterness level; the hop provides a lot of soft resins and bitter orange character; long final.
Wonderful balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stchloe (812) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2012
A very good red, pours beautifully and has a great aroma, head is slightly resinous but a strong alcoholic malty body balances well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (22069) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2012
Bottled. Amber colour with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, some slight wood, mild herbs, toffee and mild ripe fruityness. Flavour is ripe fruits, wooden notes, mild resiny and grassy notes as well as quite strong alcoholic sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2012
On tap at Venti’s South. Malty sweetness. Pungent and sticky. Bitterness throughout. Finishes smooth but with a bit of a alcohol burn. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Beautiful ruby tinted amber. The nose shows some resin, but also a stone fruit/apricot aromatic. Medium to full bodied and a bit rich & sticky. Caramel & peach notes coat the palate with a solid underpinning of hip bitterness. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5734) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2012
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) medium orange-amber, soapy offwhite bubbles. Nose of pine, honey, chlorine, chemical, and lemon. Taste of pine, caramel, nice hop/sweet balance, Lemon, but woody, really really nice. Smells weird, but tastes excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Draft at the Pine Box in Seattle, WA. Pours a cloudy dark copper color with golden amber edges and a 1.5 finger off-white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of lacing left behind. Earthy floral hop aroma with lots of dank, resinous pine needle character countered by subtle citrus and sweet malt. Rthe hop profile is sort of one dimensional with only fait hits of grapefruit and citrus rind countering the soil-like, earthy pine presence. As it warms, the malt profile comes a bit more toward the forefront but never gets in the way of he hops. Hints of caramel, toffee and biscuit provide sweetness and prevent it from just smelling like a plant. On the fuller end of medium bodied with a blast of dry, sticky hops that provides a lingering bitterness which dominates the flavor. Very earthy and bitter with tons of grassy pine needle flavor that’s countered by a sweet malt backbone. Hints of caramel, toffee, hazelnut and biscuit give off enough sweetness for balance without hurting the strong hop flavors. Could use a bit more complexity in the hop flavor but overall it’s a nicely balanced hop bomb that’s surprisingly easy to drink considering the high ABV and intense hop character.

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