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RATINGS: 400   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (998) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle. The pour is a hazy bright red. The aroma is mostly hops. The taste is a little boozy throughout. Finishes a little too much for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (995) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bomber into pint glass, "enjoy by 040513" A- Deep amber, a bit cloudy, two finger lacy white head. S- Citrus hops, sweet malt, very nice T- Very hoppy, bitter, the hops are not citrusy like they are in the nose, quite sweet, but a strange sweetness. M- Good consistency, a bit low on carbonation. O- Decent beer, smells great but the taste doesn’t hold up. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-28-2012 05:18:36

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
Tap. Pours a dark reddish color with a beige head. Aroma is of lots of bitter grapefruit, pine, caramel and sweet malt with some bready notes. The flavor is quite bitter with nice bitter grapefruit and pine, with a nice lingering bitterness, with the caramel and sweet malt with the bready notes. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a pretty tasty Imperial Red, and it kind of reminds me of Arrogant Bastard.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Red amber color, frothy small white head. Toasty and sweet notes complemented by a muted grassy hop aroma. Very sweet, some crisp huskiness but not enough to dampen the almost cloying sweetness. Hops most noticable in the finish, some resin and citron. Mouthfeel is medium and smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiddleBrau (962) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2011
On tap at Ballast Point Darker amber, slight haze and thin off-white head. Citrus and orange nose. Big and clean flavor with malt in background. Bitting but the orange character is still present. Florida Oranges perhaps? :-)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hapjydeuce (955) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Cask! On the hand pump at O’Briens. This is a fantastic double/imperial red. The appearance off the pump was a treat, big 2-finger lacy light beige head. Nice red-dark amber color. Serious aroma of sweet caramel malt and a big-ass floral hops nose. Packs a gnarly malt punch, complimented by cinnamon, nutmeg and citrus. Extremely bitter, but well balanced. This brew lives up to its name for sure. Chewy mouthfeel and the flavor can be savored for minutes after each sip. A great beer overall. I expected this brew to be rated higher, WTF?!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarpa (952) - FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
bottle 65cl @ downtown lodge, santa rosa . dark amber, white head.. malty, nutty aroma. bitter malty flavor

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hank1980 (945) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Bomber from Southbay. Poured clear red with a big off-white head. Aroma of big grapefruit & pine hops, sweet malt. Taste is really hoppy, with lots of pine, citrus, grass, and some light sweet malt. Really big and over-the-top hops. Very bitter and refreshing. Mouth is a little sticky and pretty full. Overall, a nice big IIPA/IRA (which should have its own designation). It and Terrapin BHM are some great hoppy reds. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewjk (939) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Well, Ballast Point offers some great stuff, and this imperial red is a good heavy hitter. Nice red ale aroma emanates from a turbid, red punch. Good imperial, but no 4 + territory for me. A bit unbalanced for a red, but the hops showcased are nice and pungent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2009
Bottle courtesy of GandGKevin at Immy’s Backyard Throwdown. Pours clear copper in color with tan head. Aroma hoppy, spicy and malty. Taste hops and sweet citrus with bitter finish.


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