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RATINGS: 379   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (1945) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Muddy caramel color with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, bread, caramel, and pine. The taste is quite bitter with a subtle sweetness and nice background fruitiness. Medium full bodied, a touch spicy, with average to smooth carbonation. A little dry. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BazookaJoe (228) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Pours dark brown with noticeable booze and hops in the nose. Big punch of hops that finishes surprisingly balanced for being over 100 IBU's. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1779) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
650 mL bottle. Translucent copper with a film of head. The mild, sweetish aroma does not prepare you for the big, big beer that this is. Caramel, lots of hops, and as much bitterness as Iíve ever encountered in an American strong. Big body. Some booze at the end. Great beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Bomber from Samís, Durham. Dusty copper pour, with hints of brightness. Seafoam head. Sharp, aggressively bitter nose with rough malts in there for (yes) ballast. Super sweet and acerbically bitter for the most part, lacking much of the character and complexity of some other fine examples of this style Iíve recently had. Points for being super fresh, but even with that in mind this beer was just too one-dimensionally aggressive for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bomber. Smells like caramel with a decent amount of spruce. Very powerful and bitter. Pucker power with a sweet malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1380) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2013
22 oz. bottle from Tasty Beverage Company, Raleigh, NC. Deep rusty orange pour with a reddish hue and a thick off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, wet grass, and light toffee notes. The taste is awesome with bitter grapefruit, pineapple, and tangerine combined with an assertive caramel malt backbone. Somehow this is easily drinkable even with the high bitterness and alcohol. As with many "American Strong Ales" this is not quite a DIPA and not quite a barleywine. Great brew!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2503) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Dark orange. Tons of sticky white head. Malty and fruity aroma. Bitter and floral. Super good

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle pours an a awesome deep deep red with soap size off white head. Smells tastes cloy sweet almost like a ipa past itís prime. Very bitter not really resin or pine just bitter. Slight spice taste. Makes your tongue tingly. Normally I wouldnít waste much time reviewing a beer I didnít enjoy but damn this beer sets out to blow your tongue up and it does. But there is no added value from its bitterness no reward. Boo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoostIPA (1186) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Clear mahogany pour. Small head. Smells syrupy and sweet. Tastes brutally bitter with a palate shredding brashness. Uncompromising. Sweet. Sticky.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
AndyW68 (1029) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Over rated. Hqzy orange red with off white head. Aroma is seeet malty grainy. Taste is bitter. Hops are overwhelmig. Malt is in the background.


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