Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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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.ís (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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrewFace (889) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Served by smokiní hot blonde waitress at public house in Vegas. She wasnít amused by my joke when I said Iíll take a tongue buckler, and then Iíd order a beer too. Pours a brilliantly clear, ruby red color with small white head. Sweet caramel malt and piney hop character. Big hop flavor, piney earthy danky, with lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2425) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Draft at The Beer Authority in Seattle. Dark ruddy brown, tall thick foam. Strong, deep pine hops. Rich alc and sharp body. Heavy hop acids and rich alc over tart red malt. Sharp, tasty beer with sharp bitter aftertaste. Very very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoesefat (299) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Heavy malty aroma, strong cereal with a hoppy backbone. Pours clear copper with a white head. Awesome flavor, super malty balanced with strong hops and a long bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
*shipwrecked diary*
Day 1: alone, doing well. Mentally sound. Met a crab
Day 2: I have married the crab.
Day 3: I have eaten my wife.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (558) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
On tap poured into a 4 oz sampler. There’s an aroma of rye bread and grain that appears to be the most prevalent, accompanied by a lighter toffee note (perhaps even a light cheese). It pours a deep caramel amber color with a light cloudy head with a decent lace. This hits a really nice balance between sweet and bitter - sweetness at about a medium level, and the bitter at a medium-high level. The bitter really comes off as mellow and smooth, and not really in your face. The body is medium, medium-full, but the texture is thin, and slick with an average amount of carbonation. Itís starts out with a bit of a berry and caramel sweetness which then gives way to a burnt rye finish with some other grassy notes and a somewhat mild aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnielsen13 (250) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours amber with small head. Aroma is caramel, toffee and very hoppy. Flavor is tangy, piney, resiny and some caramel malt. Very nicely done to hide the alcohol content

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjh19 (62) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Appearance: Deep red, decent head. Smell: Not a lot in the nose. Taste: Sweet and malty. Some toffee. Much more intense flavor than I would have guessed from the aroma. Fairly boozy. Mouthfeel: Medium-ish body. Drinkability: Solid. A bit heavy handed on the maltiness. Not a favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopman1 (32) - apple valley, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
This beer is absolutely enjoyable Ballast Point does not disappoint .They make many delicious brews and Iíd say this one falls in their top ten . Its an Imperial Red Ale with lots of hop flavors a spruce scent with a very mellow smooth finish and a nice reddish auburn color. This one is a must!! Cheers!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Pours a dark red . Aroma is very sweet with a little hop aroma. However the flavor blasts with hops and very bitter which lasts. Fantastic strong ale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoshuaMason (27) - - FEB 1, 2014
Vintage: 2013 Appearance: Deep redwood; Fluffy, tan head; good lace; medium carb activity Smell: Pineapple; Woody/Floral hops; Black Cherry; Caramel sweetness Taste: Black Cherry; Plum; Woody/Floral hops; Orange rind; Alchohol Mouth-feel: Balanced; Medium Body; Big Carbonation; Dry Finish Overall: Wonderful West Coast style Red. The ample malt sweetness is nicely balanced by the hops

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