Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerladadrian (23) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 12, 2015
Purchased from the Fine Wine Delivery Co. in a 650ml bottle. Malty / caramel aroma that you’d expect from a red ale. Palate shows intense bitter dryness (hints in the name I guess), but its what you’d expect from a beer with this weight. The alcohol is noticeable with considerable heat, but it does pull you back for another sip of cool ale. tu meke, too much cuz. big fans down under.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2015
On tap at Cole’s in Buffalo, NY. Deep ruby red pour. Kinda boozy and very very heavy. Just a heavy beer, that’s the best wording I can think of. Good beer, nice hop bitterness for a red. But wow, chewy, heavy. Kinda tough to get through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2450) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Draft at mudville9 in TriBeCa NYC. Pours a darkish tan color with a head that fades. Pretty easy drinking for abv. Not bad

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (924) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Aroma has pine straw, caramel, nuts, and a fair amount of alcohol. Smooth and relatively (and surprisingly) mild flavor. Some grassy hops and a LOT of alcohol in the finish. I love red beers, and this one is good (but not great).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2102) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle from Meditrina. Deep garnet red with lasting head and lace. Strong piney hop aroma with some toasted caramel and fruit. Toasted caramel and fruity sweetness balanced with big piney woody fresh hoppy bitterness. Fairly dry finish for abv. Slight woody red wine aftertaste. Medium body light for abv. Lively carbo accentuates hops helps keep it dry. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (871) - - JAN 25, 2015
Bomber. Floral hop aroma with caramel malt and citrus. Pours ruby red with a large tan head with decent retention and very little lacing. Starts with sweet caramel malt flavor. Finishes dry with floral hop bitterness with a bit of citrus that lingers on the palate. Nice, drinkable red ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2015
22oz Bomber
Reddish Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice Malt roast flavor. Big hops forward flavor with a rich finish. This was a big beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubelknv3 (1050) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Cloudy copper, white head, and and mild lacing. Pine, floral, mild grass, alcohol, and mild roast Roma. Full bodied, roast, mild sour, and mild alcohol. Medium bitterness, lasting lemon notes, and mild alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Bomber from Dillon Ridge. Appearance: 2 fingers tan head, copper red color, cloudy, ok lacing. Aroma: floral caramel, light citrus. Palate: medium, sticky texture, bitter finish, average carbonation, light booze. Taste: sweet malty caramel into floral and grapefruit hops and bitterness. Overall, very smooth, booze is hidden, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkurzynski (1794) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Deep reddish brown. Nose of toasted malt and piney citrus. Flavor is the perfect balance of sticky toasted malt and citrusy pine. Lingering sticky hops. Great beer.

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