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RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (1706) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Sampled out of a bomber. A big time red ale that has intense malts. Limited carbonation and really a nice warmer on a breezy night.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (1700) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle. A- Caramel, malty, pine. A- Reddish copper color, hazy liquid, off white head. T- Burnt caramel, malty, medium bitterness, floral spices. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- Loads and loads of burnt caramel malts and a touch of floral bitterness. Not bad but equally not all that exciting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle from Proof. Deep crimson pour with with a frothy off white head. Aroma of grapefruit and tangerine with caramel malt sweetness. Slightly sweet entry then massive amount of grapefruit, tangerine and pine with a long bitter finish. Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coldbrewky (1689) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Bomber via StefanJ! Arrrgh Matey! Immediate surrounding presence of hops as soon as cap is off. Pours a deep translucent amber with just enough light to see the steady carbonation. Head is adequate but still onthe smaller side for my liking. Malt balance to offset the sizable hop intensity is spot on for this strong beer. Ten percent does not show thru. A singular tone of wavy hops about malts from start to finish. A big brew to have before dinner at the steakhouse.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Color- murky, ruddy brown. Head- lacing, tacky, slightly creamy. Smells like a barely wine or strong ale and the taste is along the same lines. ABV is evident. The hops a big in this, but more on the spice notes than on anything citrusy (unfortunately).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Nice aroma of floral hops and caramel. Solid brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1673) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Pours a deep reddish brown/mahogany with a two-finger thick tan head that dissipated to a solid film and left great lacing. Pine hops were the strongest aroma with big roasted malts clearly present. A delicious beer, strong resinous hoppy flavor balanced with strong maltiness that lingered in the background. Medium body with light carbonation that left a real good mouth feel. A big, big awe-inspiring beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1663) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beaver (1649) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours red amber with a big creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet caramel malt blended with green resiny hops.

The flavor is some sweet nutty caramel malts and lots of fruit with tons of piney resiny hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a nice big hoppy red. The alcohol is well hidden.


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