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RATINGS: 371   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.’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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Bottle at JW77’s. Damn this is HOPPY. Holy crap. Reddish pour. Off white head. Aroma is full of harsh citrus hops and christmas tree resin. Flavor is just too damn hoppy. Tons of grapefuit peel, bitter resin and some light malt. Wow hopheads rejoice.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle… Clear, deep amber ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. The aroma is a wonderful swirl of pine, caramel and toffee… I mean, lots of caramel and toffee. Full-bodied with barbed carbonation. The flavor is just a ton of earthy, citrusy hop bitterness layered upon huge toffee and caramel malt sweetness. Very malty; very hoppy… almost balances out. Lengthy, bitter, coarse finish that eventually dries out. Bottle provided by WeeHeavySD!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2009
22oz bottle acquired in trade with WeeHeavyHD (thanks!). This one initially poured all head. Settled into a medium to deeper orange color. Aromas of pine, toasty, caramel, and citrus. Tastes of citrus, caramel, a little fruity, pine and floralness. Tastes definitely nice and hoppy but also had a nice balance. Medium alcohol burn in the finish. Lacing left on the glass. Piney hoppy burps.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2010
Tap at Rattle N Hum. Deep amber-red pour. The nose is really solid. Soft sweet malts with a lot of bright fruity/spicy hops. Fresh and hoppy with a lot of grapefruit/orange citrus behind it all. Chewy, resinous palate that alternates between grapefruit and pine. Sticky hop oils and softly toasted/rye-like malts. Bright and fresh - it’s tough to say why it’s so good, but it is damn good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle from Lueken’s Liquors. A smooth mouthfeel, with an initial maltiness followed by a pleasant citrusy hop finish. Well integrated blend of malt and hops, the perfect imperial red beer. Another master craft from this brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Bottle shared by GandGKevin at Immy’s Backyard Throwdown. Thanks! Pours a golden amber color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Bitter, resiny hop aroma. Taste is bitter lemony citrus hops with light toffee notes. Medium bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (7870) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Tap at Churchill’s in San Marcos. Pours a clear amber to near red. Moderate lace. Nose is red fruits, toffee, brown sugar, fruit juice. Hints of sherry. Taste is syrupy, sweet, sticky, moving to sharp tanginess with brown sugar and lemon maple. Lemony and toffee finish. Pretty intensely sticky. Very sharp mouthfeel. Long sticky plus resiny bitter finish. Headache inducing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7787) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
On tap at Stone. Pours with a hazed amber brown body and a small, off-white head. Aromas of apple, caramel and fruity hops. Flavors of cotton candy, orange, bitter and a grassy dry hop character. Medium to lively bubbles. Firmly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2012
Clear red-chestnut to mahogany beer under a huge yellow head, leaving lace. Very orangey nose, sugared oranges on liqueur and orangepeel, point of mineral aroma, some banana, and lots of dry hops. Bitter, with a background of caramel and toffee. Faintly roasted and very hoppy flavours. Bit leafy/earthy retronasal. Dry-out effect, medium bodied. Nice red ale, Californian style (meaning hopped to the gills). Txs to the people at Linda Vista!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bomber. Pours clear mahogany, looking like orangy-brown fall foliage through indirect light. Nose is rich, heavy resiny hops and a huge malt bill. Almost barleywiney nose. Tastes very astringent and resiny, with a huge hop bill that tells me the 107 claim is likely right on the money. The malt is there, but cannot match the hops in this. Mild vinous fruit flavors late, and some caramel malt, but the hops are center stage here. This one is unique, but way too astringent to be great.


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