Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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 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 (5768) - 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 (4959) - 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 (1573) - 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 (777) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2150) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (7754) - 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.

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