Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 497   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2425) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2015
IBU bomb. Went to a Ballast Point launch party for their launch into Alberta and they served pints of this! Good god! Pours a dark, ruby amber with a sticky beige head. The nose is hopped up and caramelized with a nice malty base, light fruity notes and tons of citrus and pine notes. Light floral notes and a bit of spice with a crippling bitterness on the finish and a lingering aftertaste of zesty grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raphael (1173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Had this int he basement 6 months. my first whiff i think “barley wine”—alcohol, resin, toasted (not burnt) marshmallow. (What’s the line between strong and barley wine--if it’s just alcohol level then this is a bwine; if hoppiness is an indicator than i can find plenty of counter examples.) Slightly dark amber clarity & modest off white head. Odd mix of flavors—alcohol, brown sugar, 2 by 4, lime rind. Lighter in weight than expected, but still plenty on the palate. Finish on the sweet side but still pangs of bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1709) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Deep ruby pour, small off white head. Fruity aroma, flavor of caramel, fruit, very tart and bitter. Great mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1684) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Deep reddish Amber with thin Lacy beige head; aroma is subtly fruity hints of cherry; flava is def hoppy bitter; feels light to medium decent fizz; finishes dry bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6482) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Draught @ Ballast Point Miramar, San Diego, CA

Pours reddish orange with a smooth head. Aroma of fruits, caramely malts, toffee, pine, resin and syrup. Taste is strong, hoppy and malty with loads of caramel, toffee, pine and resin. Finish is bitter, hoppy and caramely with loads of malts. Heavy but balanced and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Draught @ Ballast Point (Miramar), San Diego, CA. Pours a dark amber colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of dark red berries, caramel sweetness and gooseberry bush. Flavour is really heavy on grassy bitterness, caramel, red berries and bread. Mild chocolate notes. Full bodied. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerdedDave (1373) - Beckley, USA - AUG 18, 2015
red color with a big, light tan head; aroma is mostly piney hops; lots of piney hops in the flavor too; with bready malt and a slightly smoky finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
[7165-20150314] 22floz bottle. Orange fruity flesh aroma. Slightly hazy, brown Amber body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Bitter fleshy orange meat flavour. Medium-full body. Good, heavy toasting. (7/4/8/4/15) 3.8
(Shared at beerhugger’s tasting)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (2358) - Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Solid big red IPA. Huge blast of caramel, pine, and citrus. Some sweet malts. but good bitterness that wasn’t too over the top (as I feared). Solid stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dtdtdtdtdt (28) - - JUL 11, 2015
Great. Aroma of hops and toasted grain. Redish brown. Taste cedar, roast beef, grapefruit, bitter, mild sweetness, earthy. Medium/thicker mouthfeel. Little alcohol taste for a 10 percenter. Outstanding.

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