Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 107   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
m4rest88 (387) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Pours amber hue with light brown head- very large. Aroma is hoppy with some astrigency and alcohol to it. Flavor is floral and hoppy. Medium mouthfeel with light carb - yummy!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream (2229) - USA - AUG 27, 2011
On tap at Good Beer. Amber pour. Very big, sweet, and hoppy. TB is rich and resiny, with plenty of nip and a strong dry, warm, finish. It tastes like an imperial amber/lager. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9450) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Sample on Day 2 of the Aces & Ales Strong Beer Festival on 08/13/2011. This brew pours a dark copper color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrusy hops and toasted malt. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character that has grass and citrus notes. Sweet malt undertones. The finish is grassy and resiny hops with a lasting bitterness. Good beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3451) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Pours distinctly red with a medium tan head...good lacing. Aroma has sweet citrus, vanilla, caramel malt...seems oaked though I don’t think it is. Flavor is very earthy and dry...some earthy fruitiness but not sweet...spicy hops...barleywine-like. Mouthfeel is somewhat oily and finish is very earthy and very dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2490) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Pale amber golden pour almost clear ... thin beige head light sticky lacing ... aroma is light bitter caramel malt and spicy bitter hops ..... taste is a bit boozy lots of bitter hops, caramel malts and citrusy bitter hops lightly piney ... has a nice spicy bite in the mouthfeel from start to finish not overly sweet to cover the abv which is hidden half decently

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2011
clear amber small white head, nice lacing... malty citrusy aroma, lightly sticky smell... Lively malty sticky sweet body, lotsa hops, finishes dry, full bodied, but not bitter in a tongue buckling fashion because of the sweetness...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5523) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Sampled on draft at Smokin’ Joe’s this beer poured a dark caramel color with a large creamy orange-tan head that lingered forever and left great lacing. The aroma was sweetish pine, grapefruit and resin but was a touch faint. The flavor was bitter and tangy with notes of caramel, pine, resin, grapefruit and was a bit harsh. The finish was long, tangy, pine and resin. Full bodied. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of malt, Earth, and caramel. Poured amber in color with a small, creamy, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Not sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, pine, Earth, and caramel. Medium body. Oily, then dry texture. Average to slightly lively carbonation. Malt, caramel, hop, Earth finish is dry. 10%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1478) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Hides alcohol very well and 100+ IBUs are amazingly balanced by malt. Bitterness only shows in super long finish on the back pallate. Sweet malt finish. Well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrmartin (741) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Hazy cooper hue with small off white head citrusy (dry maybe) hopped and toasted malt nose. Resin and citrus hops throughout.. Light body considering the abv. NIce bitter finish. Excellent as usual from Ballast Point

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