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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (2696) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2012
650ml brown bottle. From the bottle the beer flows into the glass a deep amber/orange shade, creamy and fairly thick tan cap that constantly sustains itself leaving a very nice beer visually. Big bands of lace add to the eye appeal. Nose has big sweet notes up front from malt - notes of big caramel, dark sugar, some citrus. Taste has thick caramel malts, sweetness is high, its pleasant at first but tires the palate quickly. Trace of citrus hops at the end. Overall a thick and sweet American Strong, has its moments but not worth the extra hefty price tag. HUB does more enjoyable beers at half this beer’s price point.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4360) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
650ml bottle pours a rich amber color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some generous lacing on the glass. Aroma is dominated with light fruits and floral notes with some light caramel. Taste is a grapefruit bitterness with a balance of other light fruits and caramel malt to sweeten and a mild alcohol burn in the finish. Medium body with nice carbonation providing a nice mouthfeel. A very well done strong amber ale that is very tasty and recommended for others to try.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (754) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2012 On tap @ Noble Fir. Pours deep reddish orange. Aroma is candy malts and faint hops. Taste is initially harsh and bitter with big sweet caramel malts on the back. Lots of alcohol here, but it is hidden well by the strong hops. This is nice, overall, but doesn’t have the sweet stickiness that the really good double reds do (see Port Shark Attack). Still, it’s organic, and not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4705) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle. Big alcohol. Like an Imperial Amber. A quick twist to open and the beer starts foaming out of the bottle. Dark copper. Fair head despite the aggressiveness of the opening. Woody hop and Ambe nose. Alcohol and wwody hops and more alcohol Ian the flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2012
Light ruby colour. Airy cap that retains alright. Citrus nose. Grapefruit. Caramel malt taste. Grapefruit/apricot citrus/fruit taste. Good balance. Neat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Gorgeous deep ruby pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma was citrus and floral hops. A bit of pine resin in the background. Monster hop notes. Flavor was similarly hoppy with a good malt backbone. Beer was sticky. Mouthfeel was a little sticky. Hops just oozed out of this one. Tasted blind I would have guess a Double IPA. nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5015) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Reddish Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice hops and malt aroma. Light with earth like qualities and the alcohol lingers. The malt was tasty but I wish it had more to add to the strong hops finish. The beer finishes dry with a good flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Bomber from Tacoma Boys. Cloudy golden-brown pour with a short, off-white head leaving minimal lace. Malty, spicy nose. Medium body and carbonation. Medium-roast malt anchors this one, with pine hops, walnuts, cinnamon and tea accents. Finish is balanced between sweet and bitter and is quite long. ABV is well-hidden.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle @ SBWF2011. Pours a clear pale amber color with a small off-whit ehead. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty piney hoppy flavor. Has a sweetish malt hoppy bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Bottle. Reddish/brown pour with an off white head. Hoppy pine and citrus aromas. Very hoppy with lots of pine/citrus, some orange, and caramel notes also.


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