Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 457   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - SEP 16, 2009
Bottle, thanks to alexanderj. Deep copper with a very small amount of beige head. Aroma is intense fruity malt like a barleywine, some peppery alcohol, and toffee / vanilla. Flavor is the same, rich, with a good amount of grassy and resinous hops in the background. Maybe the freshness of the hops have worn off a bit at this point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deekyn (1371) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 20, 2012
A - pours burnt amber red with high fluffy white head that clings to the glass. S - strong caramel malts up front, leads to a faint soapy piney hops. Simple. M - medium bodied high carb brew. Lingering bitterness. T - strong caramel malts up front, goes immediately to a grassy bitter citrus hop palate. Honey and candied citrus undertones. Lingering sharp bitter hops with soapy notes. Very sweet tones float under the bitter hop bite. O - pretty good. 6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1366) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Pours a cloudy caramel. Aroma of spicy hops cinnamon and musky syrup. Taste is sweet throughout until the end where the bitterness finally outlasts the strong malt backbone. Serious hops serious malts. Strong beer. A good one to break out for hop heads. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1361) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 19, 2015
From bomber to tulip glass. Perfume and pine forest dominate, and the dankness shows more as it warmed. Clear amber, with a slight brown hue, and a head the is off-white or very light beige. Taste is pine - like eating a handful of evergreen tips. Moderate high bitterness - but not massively so as advertised. Moderate low chewy biscuit from both the bittering and malt support. Finishes moderately dry for all of the alcohol. Alcohol really starts to show on the aroma as it warmed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bth122 (1349) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Big bottle. Poured a reddish brown color. Murky. Aroma is caramel malt syrup, some floral citrus hop aroma, grains, toffee. Heavy bodied. One finger head. Average carbonation. This is big beer with malts, malt sryurp, and hops galore. This tasted old. Hopefull it was b/c I didnt care for it much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1339) - California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a thick brown color with a lot of frothy head. Sharp alcohol and lots of hops. Good maltiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1323) - Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Hazed red with orange hue. Light head,slight lace. Aromas of dark caramel.Piney,toasted marshmello. Taste is carmelly,malty,piney,slick smooth,strong,holla. I love red ipa’s. this reminds me why I like them so much. Probably my favorate style,and this is a good one.Nice strong but smooth piney finish. Alot of good taste in this here beer. It fits in somewhere betwix a barley wine/strong ale and ipa. Its very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2009
22 oz bottle. Red orange in the glass with a big dense solid head. Stinky sweet on the nostrils. Creamy flavor with burnt malt. Long burnt malt aftertaste. Bitter and sweet. Not my fave, but not bad either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1315) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2015 Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma is malty with some sweet fruity notes and grapefruit. Flavor starts out caramel with oranges and finishes with huge grapefruit rind. Really dry hoppy bitterness. Definately buckeled my tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (1309) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Pours a burnt amber color with a khaki head and beautiful lacing. Dank, resinous hop, caramel, malt and citrus aroma. Big resinous hop, malt, caramel, toffee and citrus flavors. Medium full body and average carbonation. Very bitter but very well balanced. Caramel and burnt citrus finish.

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