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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6858) - 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 (777) - 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 (976) - 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 (3713) - 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 (980) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (19461) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (884) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4966) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (763) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nikiel (878) - 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.


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