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RATINGS: 440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2107) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Another fantastic hoppy beer from the West Coast! Ballast Point never disappoints! This entry pours a dark orange color with a substantial head that laces around the glass all the way to the bottom. I get a hell of a lot of orange peel and other citrus in the nose. I also got some caramel malt, bread, yeast and a slight hint of cumin. The body was a little full for my liking, but drinkable enough. I got a lot of strong and spicy hop flavors, along with citrus, bread, yeast, grass and tree bark. There was a pronounced dryness toward the finish as well.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2939) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Sampled @ Chandler Whole Foods. Bright orange rind brew with a milky ivory head that left spotty lacing. Aroma of tart grapefruit, lemongrass, pine, and tropical fruit. Flavor shows tons of citrus along with bright tangerine, moderate caramel, and toffee. Definitely more hop forward with a nice malt backbone. Really delicious!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2011
On tap @ The Bruery Provisions Store. Deep amber brew - aromas of pineapple, grapefruit, and lots of caramel malt. Flavor of pine and citrus hops with a huge malt backbone that made this quite smooth and drinkable despite the 100 IBUs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2011
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @TampaPourhouse-pours a tan head with trailing lace and hazy amber color. Aroma is fruity-orange/lemon, medium malt, some spice hops. Taste is fruity-orange/lemon/grapefruit, medium malt-roasty/nutty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Draft. Copper colored beer with a dark cream colored head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine lingers with caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1520) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2011
On tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours a deep amber with beige head. Aroma is full of resin and some grapefruit. Flavor has plenty of spice; sure makes the name appropriate! Delicious hoppiness full of resin and some citrus. What stands out the most, though, is the surprisingly thick, creamy mouthfeel. With plenty of spice and hop bite, this makes the finish stellar.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2011
The aroma is caramel, toffee, toasted, nutty. The appearance is deep amber, translucent, off white head. The flavor is caramel, toffee, boozy, toasted, nuts. The finish is resiny, grapefruit hops. Quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (5158) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2011
This poured a darker orange to red color with a beige head. Aroma was lots and lots of resinous piney hops, some toasted caramel malt too. Flavor was very dank, bitter and resinous hops, definately a good name for this beer, on top of a somewhat balanced caramel malt body. Another great one from ballast point.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11096) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2011
bottle at papsoe tasting. cloudy red orange, small white head.hopy,, flowery, swee4t malty aroma. flavor is bitter hopy, bitter alc. sweet malts, quite bitter brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14274) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear deep red/amber - white head. Nice hoppy, resin, bitterness, forrest notes, caramel, lots of bitterness, grape fruits, bisquit. Lovely.


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