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RATINGS: 487   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 107   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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100 IBUs
Bottled Version: 107 IBUs, 10%

Prepare to walk the plank to an Ale of overwhelming proportions. More hops & more malts than any land lubber can handle. After this experience...your tongue will be buckled. The I.B.U.’s (International Bitterness Units) are off the scale on this ale. Be forewarned, those with a timid palate, this is not a wee beer! Handcrafted in small batches for those sailing the seas in search of great ales.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2554) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Rich amber/ruby color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, pine hops, & citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, rich spicy hops, caramel/syrup, and citrus (notably grapefruit); Finish is bitter with some alcohol; Nicely balanced & complex; Quite hoppy imperial red - pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (4581) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Poured from a bomber into a brandy snifter. Aroma is loaded with resin, citrus, pine, grapefruit rind amber malts, and toffee. Taste is primarily the citrus and resin bitterness but also has a hefty malt backbone that brings everything together. Long sweet bitter juicy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
25th July 2010
Hazy brown - red beer. Nice creamy off white head. Soft smooth palate. Toffee caramel malt base for very nice hops. Piney, grassy. Sweet pineapple and a little spice. Whilst your enjoying the hops the malt turns soft and creamy. Finishes soft and fruity. Top notch red.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Big pine hop hit with malt in the nose. This assualts the taste bubs right away. Lots of hop flavors follow by the malts, notice chocolate in the middle, very bittersweet with a dry finish. Pretty good but proably won’t get it again

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
Tap. Pours a dark reddish color with a beige head. Aroma is of lots of bitter grapefruit, pine, caramel and sweet malt with some bready notes. The flavor is quite bitter with nice bitter grapefruit and pine, with a nice lingering bitterness, with the caramel and sweet malt with the bready notes. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a pretty tasty Imperial Red, and it kind of reminds me of Arrogant Bastard.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (5202) - Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2012
On draft poured a cloudy amber red color, aromas of pine, citrus, toast, and some caramel. Flavors follow suit, light bitterness to it and a slightly big alcohol bite.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13070) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Draft. Poured dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop & toasted malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations were exceeded with a solid brew.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baadnewsbear (17) - - MAY 28, 2012
Pours dark amber. Cloudy with little head. Good lacing. Carmel malt with light hops. Taste is very interesting. Lots of bite, with malt hints. Smooth but with a bite on the back end. My pallet is not that refined so it's hard to pull out the flavors. Definitely can taste the alcohol. Feels a bit dry and sticky. After sitting it the glass for a couple minutes the taste definitely gets better. Overall good beer, harder for me to drink though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8244) - Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pours a deep reddish amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has grapefruit citrus and pine resin with some moderately sweet caramel malt. The flavor has grapefruit, citrus ans pine resin hops up front that remain throughout. What malt character there is becomes secondary to the hops; perhaps some caramel and toasted bread. The bitterness remains on the palate for some time. Some alcohol is noted, but not too distracting. This is one of the hoppiest imperial reds I’ve had.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ADfan (773) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 24, 2012
In the glass it has a reddish amber color with a medium head. Aroma has big hops with some pine. Taste has bitterness up front with a sharpness in the taste. There is some grapefruit aqnd pine almost like an IPA. Bitterness lingers in the finish.


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