Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (12903) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
Draft - Caramel and piney hops. Clear amber with a rich beige head. Up front bitterness, caramel and a bit sweet. A little too bitter but still nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2009
(22oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, cherry, citrus, pine, and grass. Flavor of hops (earthy, citrus, pine), caramel malt, and cherry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2011
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @TampaPourhouse-pours a tan head with trailing lace and hazy amber color. Aroma is fruity-orange/lemon, medium malt, some spice hops. Taste is fruity-orange/lemon/grapefruit, medium malt-roasty/nutty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle shared by Ratman. Pours lightly hazy amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy, pine, and resin hops with fruity esters, cookie and biscuit malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, fruity esters, supporting malt and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11939) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2011
bottle at papsoe tasting. cloudy red orange, small white head.hopy,, flowery, swee4t malty aroma. flavor is bitter hopy, bitter alc. sweet malts, quite bitter brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11628) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11610) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Sample on Day 2 of the Aces & Ales Strong Beer Festival on 08/13/2011. This brew pours a dark copper color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrusy hops and toasted malt. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character that has grass and citrus notes. Sweet malt undertones. The finish is grassy and resiny hops with a lasting bitterness. Good beer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (11423) - Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2012
A very nice red ale, dk why I always forget to rate my ballast point beers. Hoppy, not quite a tongue buckler but close.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11242) - 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.

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