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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (18949) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Hazy nut brown, small head. Floral nose with a caramelly syrupy mess underneath. Very sweet, sticky and heavy. Loads of of syrupy bread. Long resiny bitterness. Unbalanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (838) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2011
hard to categorize collection of aromas—leather, fresh grass,. resin; citrus wood tang in the flavor, hops barely contained by a resin-syrup, hint of brown sugar and smoke; light and frisky in the mouth. modest off-white head on clear orange-amber. mildly bitter lemony finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Sampled at an esbla tasting. Hazy and tea colored. A small tan head. Lots of hops are tasted. They are floral and citrus. Slowly malt moves in with big sweetness. Bitterness is big but not over powering. This was tasty and big.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (725) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Bomber. Pours a dark ruby red color with creamy off-white head. The aroma is a fragrant blend of floral citrus, hops oil, caramel and malt. The taste begins with ruby red grapefruit and bitter hops resin upfront followed by toasted malt, pine, dried mango and a slight alcohol kick at the end. The body is creamy with adequate carbonation and a ripe citrus finish and sharp bitter aftertaste. Overall, a surprisingly smooth blend of rich caramel malt and aggressively bitter citrus hops flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nikiel (870) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2011
In tap at hub with Carla. Pours reddish brown with off-white foam. Smells slightly sweet with hints of beet sugar. Feels smooth and slightly thick and tastes slightly sweet with the bitterness joining the alcohol with hints of beet sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1286) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Like a boosted up version of their regular red. Superior! I like this one a lot. Full bodied, loads of caramel color and flavor. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2011
22 ounce thanks to Lance. Big red ale with strong bitter hop aroma. Caramel in body. A bit of ice tea lingers around in the taste. Hops overall subdued in taste after aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
A: The beer pours a very clear amber with a thin off-white head. Pretty standard. S: Starts off with some fruity citrus hops (including some citrus peel). There is a light floral note to go along with toffee and bread. A strong candy sweetness that sort of ruins it for me. A little bit of pine on back end. T: Same sort of story here. Very sweet with an almost candy/sugar flavor. Hints of tropical fruits as well as citrus peel and pine. A moderate bitterness along with grass and chalk; perhaps a slight booze note. M: Medium to full in body with a medium level of carbonation. O: Really a let down for me. I had hoped for a nice hoppy red ale, but that’s not what I got. Overly sweet and just not very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Bottle. Clear dark amber color/ ivory head. Mild tea leaf, floral, dark caramel aromas. medium bodied. Tea leaf, toffee, pine, caramel bittersweet flavors--

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beersearcher (2295) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Really floral to the point of almost being dish soapy. For 100 IBUs and high ABV this is well masked. Big flower taste here. Like drinking edible flowers.

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