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RATINGS: 385   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Bottle courtesy of blutt59. Poured a brown sugar color with cream head and nice lacing. Aroma was of grapefruit, cinnamon, caramel, and pine. Flavor was of sour cherry, spice, and bourbon. ok beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (4873) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Bottle sampled at the DC Local Gathering. Pours a transparent copper, amber with a frothy, lacing tan head. Aroma is pleasant, flowers, pine, caramel, lemons. Flavor is near perfect in terms of balance, sweet caramel, chewy grains, grapefruit, lemons, pine, honey. Bitter finish but easy to drink too. I very much enjoyed this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Bottle from gandgkevin on 07/18/2009. Clear reddish amber body with a medium frothy off-white head. Big hoppy aroma, lots of citrus, floral and resiny. Sweet caramel and hops flavor, lots of floral, citrus and resiny hops. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Bomber, shared with Derek. Pours ruby red, clear, and with a nice-sized cream colored head. Aroma is full of soapy and floral hops, just bursting out of the bottle. Somehow, the aroma was a bit harsh. Flavor was a full-bodied attack on the palate as promised. There are strong notes of sweet fruit, pine, soapy hops, and caramel malt. Finish turns a bit boozy and spicy, which I have never liked for DIPAs, or Impy reds. Overall, its hard to knock this beer, but I’d say Stone’s 13th kicks its ass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Brillaint copper red color with a huge light tan head. Dark toasted caramel aroma with light pit fruits. Medium body. Big malty caramel and pit fruit flavors with lots of hop and spicy hot alcohol bitterness to balance. 100 ibus you betcha.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2009 (DC Local Gathering, 750ml bottle, Thanks CaptainCougar) – Dark amberish red, white creamy head. Bold pineapple and fresh melon aromas ride a thick underpinning of piney citrus and mild chocolate. Huge piney tropical fruit flavors balance well on a soft chocolate caramel foundation throughout. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Should have been called tongue numbing….

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JUL 26, 2009
22oz bottle served in a Duvel tulip. Poured a pretty amber/red color with about two fingers of light tan head. Big piney hop aroma with a fair amount of malt. It’s pretty bitter, but not as much as the aroma might suggest. Nice malt base with some sweetness in the middle. Maybe of bit of oxidation, but in a good way. Some dry mouth pucker from the hops in the finish. Nice balance of malt and hops. The hops are not as over the top as you would think from the name (or maybe I’m just jaded!) To me, this is pretty much a barley wine, but you don’t have to label it, just enjoy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5251) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle courtesy of GandGKevin at Immy’s Backyard Throwdown. Copper pour, Aroma is hoppy, spicy and resinous with citrus oils. Taste is strong hops, pine, grapefruit, light mint/herbs and toffee. Body is chewy while a oily slickness about it and mild carbonation. Ends with more hops - citrus and pine, soft minty notes, toffee, spicy hops, light caramel and sweet malts.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Bottled..Pours an orange red with a creamy tan head...Aroma is alot of citrus hops and caramel..Flavor was citrus with a caramel sweetness and a nice lingering hop bitterness. Medium body and smooth carbonation.. Tasty!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Bottle shared by GandGKevin at Immy’s Backyard Throwdown. Thanks! Pours a golden amber color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Bitter, resiny hop aroma. Taste is bitter lemony citrus hops with light toffee notes. Medium bodied.


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