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RATINGS: 380   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.ís (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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2009
22oz bottle from southbay....poues a dark semi-transparent crimson red with a hug light tan head....aroma of biscuity malt, piney and sweet citrus hops....flavors of citrus/piney hop with an equal balance of caramel malt. tea-like for sure with just a touch of bitterness that quickly fades. not harsh like port 3rd anniv but has some strength nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2009
22 oz bottle. Red orange in the glass with a big dense solid head. Stinky sweet on the nostrils. Creamy flavor with burnt malt. Long burnt malt aftertaste. Bitter and sweet. Not my fave, but not bad either.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (693) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Draft at Split Thy Skull at Mugs BK. unclear red. Big skunky funky hops with sweet ripe fruit in abundance along side spice and booze. Flavor is very sweet, hop resin, deep lasting bitter, vegetal, spice. Sticky gritty palate. Great beer, not super complex.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spittle8 (110) - - JUN 20, 2013
Poured from a bottle, San Diego. Fierce, cruel aroma. I instantly knew this beer would be gangster without taking a sip. Powerful aroma of strong piney, floral hops. Looks pretty unmerciful, with a strong, white head and a deep reddish-brown body. The taste is hoppy alright.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1208) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Pours a cloudy caramel. Aroma of spicy hops cinnamon and musky syrup. Taste is sweet throughout until the end where the bitterness finally outlasts the strong malt backbone. Serious hops serious malts. Strong beer. A good one to break out for hop heads. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (802) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Type: Draft Glass: 0.25L glass From: Tiger! Tiger! in North Park (San Diego), Calif. Price: $5.50 Purchased: Jan. 5, 2014 Consumed: Jan. 5, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a reddish amber semi-clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki white head. A good amount of spiderweb foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average retention on the top. Smelled smooth citrus notes, lemon, floral notes, grapefruit, pine and caramel. Tasted rye hops, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, citrus notes, grapefruit and pine, all in a mellow form. Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. A really smooth beer and I enjoyed it very much. It was a good follow up to Bear Republicís Cafť 15.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2567) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
17 jan 2013, bottle. Amber, clear, some bubbles. Nose is pine and sweet malt. Med body and mildly fizzy. Pine and resin hops, some sweet malt, bitter finish. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Aroma - was massive, with big oily hops and alcohol. That acetone like quality when itís too much. I knew this one was going to shred my stomach. Appearance - orange amber body, with an off-white head. Not as much head or lacing as I would have thought Taste - was intensely hoppy, some grapefruit, with subdued malts that tend to be slightly caramel and roast in nature Feel - very oily of hops, and that usually hurts my stomach. Like super hot wings, I like them but both oily hopped beers and spicy foods donít like me back. It certainly doesnít fail to measure up to itís name, wouldnít drink more than one. c/o Doug F. - Beer#5 of the Craft Beer Social Club Chap #1 (LíOuverture Sociale de la BiŤre)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6514) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Sampled at the 2014 Untapped festival in Fort Worth. Pours a clear deep red with a yellowish brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has notes of grain, toffee and grass. Flavor has more grass and a bit of pine backed by grain and toffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2552) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bomber from proof. Copper-brown pour. Aroma is sweet bread, toffee, pine. Tastes are mostly bitter with background sweet malt. Little spice to it. Toasty, caramel. Big and bitter strong ale.


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