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RATINGS: 489   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
badpuppy69 (320) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
astanford (36) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
resin, spruce,woody, red, hazy, frothy, medium bitterness, medium sourness, full body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter,

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stoutjunkie (89) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2015
Pours deep red/orange. Nice dark fruit flavours similar to a strong Belgium beer, not too much dry after taste that i can feel. I drink too many IPA’s though..

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Bottled..Pours an orange red with a creamy tan head...Aroma is alot of citrus hops and caramel..Flavor was citrus with a caramel sweetness and a nice lingering hop bitterness. Medium body and smooth carbonation.. Tasty!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
conlepa1 (72) - Chillicothe, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Pours deep copper with a one finger white head. Medium lacing. Aroma is wonderful. Doughy bread. Like an early morning bakery. Taste is rich caramel with a bitter end. Chewy. Spicey lingering aftertaste. Excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (1654) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 7, 2009
nice crimson red body with a white lacy head.the aroma is pine,citurs,fruity,and floral hops with a nice malty backbone.flavor is much of the same with a bitter soapy finish.its a tongue buckler all right.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2009 (DC Local Gathering, 750ml bottle, Thanks CaptainCougar) – Dark amberish red, white creamy head. Bold pineapple and fresh melon aromas ride a thick underpinning of piney citrus and mild chocolate. Huge piney tropical fruit flavors balance well on a soft chocolate caramel foundation throughout. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Should have been called tongue numbing….

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamescary (1) - USA - SEP 3, 2009 does not count
Complex, hoppy, with a smokiness. Strong red ale. Tasted in simple 12 oz pub glass.


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