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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Botte 65 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours amber with a slighy haze and a small off-white head leaving some lacework. Sweet caramel aroma, with some heavy aroma hops. Solid body, sweet caramel and nuts with a distinct hop character - almost medicinal. Bitter finish. 170611

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3624) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 14, 2011
On tap at City Beer. Pours a somewhat cloudy orangish-amber color with a nice lacy white head on top. The aroma is big and hoppy, mainly citrusy, with pine and apple of pine (a.k.a. pineapple). The flavor has a sweet malt base, with not as much caramel as I’d expect from an imperial red, but a nice citrusy hop profile of orange, pineapple, and grapefruit. Medium-plus bodied with great hop resins and a biting mouthfeel. Enjoyable overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5550) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Red amber color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, pine, floral hops, cherry wood, and light alcohol. Taste of citrus, pine, tobacco, caramel, and bitter grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6869) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Resinous piney hop aroma, with spruce and fresh citrus. The flavor has citrus and resinous pine, sweet malts, and some pineapple notes. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1269) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Draft at Brass Tap (Wesley Chapel, FL). Tons of hoppiness in the flavor, but had a bit of funkiness in the aroma that I didn’t care for. The alcohol is quite pronounced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (34857) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
From tap at Khybar. Pours hazy orange with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity and dark roasted malty. Bitter, fruity and slight peachy to grapefruity. Solid bitter and dry into a lingering hoppy dense finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1859) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 4, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2011 When I think Imperial Red, I think Nuggets Nectar. Who would have thought an East Coast attempt would have more hops and more character. Amber pour, typical caramel malt flavors with a mild citrus bite. It was okay. Re-rate 3,000 miles away back in PA and I liked this a LOT more. Super malty and loads of hops. Caramel malt with a crippling (in a good way) resinous, citrus bite. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2011
POurs amber with big citrus nose. This then drives into a strong citrus flavors (think brunt orange) with a nice sweet malt undertone. Big finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2920) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Very nice aroma of hops and a lot of malt. Similar to a DIPA. The flavor is malty sweet up front and then the hops hit. Very dry and refreshing for such a powerful brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiddleBrau (1018) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2011
On tap at Ballast Point Darker amber, slight haze and thin off-white head. Citrus and orange nose. Big and clean flavor with malt in background. Bitting but the orange character is still present. Florida Oranges perhaps? :-)

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