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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


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 (4632) - Olympia, 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 (549) - 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 (15503) - 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 (1850) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Bottle. Reddish amber beer with a cream colored head. Pine and floral aroma with grapefruit, summer fruit, and caramel. Caramel and pine flavor with grapefruit. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel and pine lingers with earth and grapefruit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tripplebrew (767) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Pours a hazy copper red with thick frothy white tan tinged head that slowly dissipates. Aroma has a lot of roasted malts, sweet almond, caramel and undertones of spruce. Flavor is a mix of cereal, raisin, almonds, and caramel. Body is creamy with active carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (953) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Bomber served in a tulip. Pours dark amber with orange hues and a medium-large head. Decent retention and spotty lacing. Soft aroma. Blood oranges, cereal malt, lemon zest, and a waft of resiny bitterness. Medium sweet flavor. Medium body, average carbonation, and a hefty bitter, hot finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3237) - Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2011
22 ounce bottle that pours a redish brown color with aromas of grapefruit, hops, and a touch of malt. Flavor is a touch of citrus, and a ton of bitterness. Heavy on the palate and some pine resin comes through as well.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cstuartj (925) - Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Orange yellow color. Thin off white head. Hop and sugar on the nose. A bit too sweet of a taste for me. Long bitter finish.


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