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RATINGS: 416   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.’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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (854) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Bomber. Pours a slightly hazy, deep copper, fluffy white head, outstanding retention and ridiculous lacing. Nose is tropical fruit (heavy pineapple), pine and some malt underneath. Mouth is full-bodied and bittersweet up front, chewy citrus and tropical notes riding a malt backbone and almost oaky, bitterness prevails and runs through a gamut of fruit then some ABV warmth going down with a long hoppy finish. Really nice Imperial Red.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a deep red color with a thick, light tan head. Nice head retention. The nose has notes of citrus pith, resin, and caramel with a touch of alcohol. It’s a big beer on the tongue with a brief dose of caramel then a long bitterness with notes of resin, earth, and citrus. Medium to full body with average carbonation. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 28, 2002
11/27/2002: Found on tap at Callahan’s
I had the chance to sample a pint of this on tap recently and was pleasantly surprised. The beer has a reddish-brown tint to it - not too dark, but a nice amber color. Head is slight, lasts the whole pint. Initial aroma is slightly fruity - taste echoes this sentiment. The beer exhibits a slight malt flavor with an easy drinkability. A nice find this holiday season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Tasted on tap at the 2005 Pizza Port Strong Ale Fest. Orange gold colored “amber ale”. Medium sized head. Aroma is malty and fruity. A medium bodied ‘barley wine style ‘amber ale.’ This version was listed as being 8.5%. Malts are fruity and sweet. Lots of orange peel and citrus. Lots of floral and citrusy hops. Is this really an amber ale? Lots of hop bitterness balanced with a lots of malt sweetness. Stick to the back of the tongue bitterness. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bartzilla (552) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 7, 2006
Pretty good stuff. I had this at the brewmart and was pretty impressed. If I had to go on record, which I guess I am, I’ll say I like this better than Pizza Port’s Shark Bite. Never thought I was a big red ale fan, but this is an exception to the rule. Maybe I should make some. In fact, I will.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Tastes like an very big IPA to me. Nice aromatic hoppiness which follows through in flavor as a big bitter bite, hence the name. Very prominent caramel malt base struggles to keep the hop attack in check. Very nicely brewed and enjoyed (perhaps overly enjoyed!) sitting outside at the Liar’s Club, watching the cute surfer girls stroll by.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Shout out to my 619 connect for this and all the other awesome San Diego local beers. Ruby red, wispy caramel bubbles. It smells like strong alcohol and a little hops. The taste is hoppy, malty, piney, its probably the most potent red ale I’ve had despite the fact that Alesmith Decadence 06 was 9.9%. This is just heavy on the alcohol but it is still alright, its definitely a tounge-wrecker. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-03-2009 00:09:23

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9266) - Free Union, Virginia, 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.

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