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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


Jcarb28's rating

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Jcarb28 (97) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
Brown/Copper and hazy on the pour. Caramel and light sweet aromas from the pour. The drink is intensely full bodied with a combination of malty,sweet and alcohol flavors all in one punch. Slight bitterness on the after taste. Not my favorite but somehow i found myself going back to it.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3913) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Tap, amber pour, white head, nose and taste are caramel, toffee, boozy, good

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGB (561) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Pours red with a lasting tan head. Aroma of spice, malt and grassy hops. Similar taste with a nice palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VinegarStroke (338) - Napa, California, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle: moderate haze, red brown, medium head and nice lace. Honey malt, hops, dense but not lifted. Dry, not sour but very bitter. Loads of flavor. Lacks fruit but very intense hops and malt. Very high CO2 that provides a freshness you would not expect at this alcohol level. Very good. Not great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badhack (400) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Pours dark red/amber, good carbonation, well balanced between rich malt and heavy hopping. A bit sticky, not too sweet, citrus, pine, floral.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2460) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Very smooth, easy drinking beer for its strength and bitterness. Actually it seems quite well balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miyauchi38 (699) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kevin (2154) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Hazed murky brown lacing grey head. Smells of prunes and booze and brown sugar. Bitter little fucker. Raisin, booze, cinnamon, and grapefruit. Not what I expected from an impy red. Wonder if I got the barley wine?

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bnokk (188) - Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2015
APPEARANCE - beautiful dark amber color - totally comes through as a red. Head runs for the hills, but the lacing has real persistence. NOSE - west coast hops dominate the nose of this beauty. FLAVOR - thick resin notes stay on my tongue long after the sip. Exceptionally flavorful. NOTES - as expected, ballast point delivers.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (526) - - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle pour. Pours a dirty brown. Heavily bitter, hoppy but nice palate. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsd08460 (186) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Aroma: citrus, spruce, floral, Appearance: amber, clear, light tan head Taste: medium sweetness, strong bitterness, Palate: full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long bitter finish, Excellent


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