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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamescary (1) - USA - SEP 3, 2009 does not count
Complex, hoppy, with a smokiness. Strong red ale. Tasted in simple 12 oz pub glass.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (882) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear amber-brown with a thick foamy white head. Sweet, rich aroma of malt, candied fruits, sugar, and pine hops. Big taste, malt and sugar, with a lot of hoppy bitterness and fruit notes. Lingering boozy richness. Really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (3926) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Red in color with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of hops, dough and caramel. Taste is of booze, hops, nuts and caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4159) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. The smell is hops, caramel, citrus, and oranges. The look is a clear amber with a beige colored head. The taste is hoppy, decent bitterness, caramel, and good.

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 (5205) - 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 (1529) - 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 (6008) - 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….


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