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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - APR 29, 2012
Bottle. Aroma of malt, hops, and slightly vegetal. Pours dark red brown with a creamy head. Taste is phenomenal. Hope, hops, more hops and a great malty backbone to back it up. Finish lingers forever. Awesome beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jaymobrown (1693) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Awesome. Big hop taste. Lots of sugar and orange peel. Lors of alcohol. a good beer all around.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4643) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Excellent aroma. Tons of hops and caramel malts. This is intense. Strong hops throughout with a long lasting strength. Really good. In fact, I drank this down so fast, it was probably the beginning of the downfall for me at the festival.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2298) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2012
À la pompe au Decicco: Extrêmement floral avec des courants sapinés, terreux, terriblement résineux. En bouche, c’est une attaque autant des malts que des houblons, créant une viscosité incomparable. Un vrai délice qui me fait penser à la Mad man de Hart n’ thistle en terme de corps et d’explosion des saveurs.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Itzjerm (1396) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2013 Its true its that good, perfect in every way except aroma. Amazing. This is a perfect balanced red malted joy. Sweet but perfect balance. Just simply awesome. Nice perfect head light on aroma only thing missing wow

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Pours deep dark amber with thick creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet malt and bright piny, citrusy hops. Taste is like sweet caramel malt upfront that fades into juicy citrus hops on the follow through. Aftertaste is lingering bitter pine and citrus hoppiness with a touch of alcohol warming. Palate is crisp and sticky. Overall a very hop forward, but very balanced strong ale.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoshuaMason (27) - - FEB 1, 2014
Vintage: 2013 Appearance: Deep redwood; Fluffy, tan head; good lace; medium carb activity Smell: Pineapple; Woody/Floral hops; Black Cherry; Caramel sweetness Taste: Black Cherry; Plum; Woody/Floral hops; Orange rind; Alchohol Mouth-feel: Balanced; Medium Body; Big Carbonation; Dry Finish Overall: Wonderful West Coast style Red. The ample malt sweetness is nicely balanced by the hops

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
uhljoseph (66) - TAMPA, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Very good strong American ale. Very good finish on a strong ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
badpuppy69 (262) - orange, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Amber color almost Brown, hoppy citrucy Carmel nutty coffee very malty aroma, taste the same as aroma slightly bitter malt is there on the end to balance it out. Amazing mouth feel very easy to drink! Another great beer! Wow! One of the best tasting beers I have had.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beers4ever (8) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2012 does not count
This beer has a huge presence of hop making it a more bitter beer then the other brews from ballast point.


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