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RATINGS: 433   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Appearance: Pours a dark, yet clear amber with an impressive, dense creamy head. Aroma: Danky and sweet hops, sweet malts, and rock sugar candy. Taste: Peppery bitterness, sugary sweetness, finishes with an ultra agressive level of more hop bitterness and a sticky sweet grainy finish. Also of note, flavors that remind me of hot alcohol like Gin or Whiskey. Mouthfeel: Thin yet sticky. Overall: I have a feeling this beer grew up with Double Bastard, or atleast they went to summer camp together. Very bitter, very spicy, not too sticky, and dangerously drinkable after the first few sips, due to its sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2001) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Bottle from Snojerk321(Thanks!). Pour was amber with plenty of carbonationand smelled of caramel and bitter hops. Flavor was pine hops, bitter tea, with some caramel and bitter citrus. Finished strong and boozy, but very well balanced. Need to get more of this! Trade for this even if remotely interested!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeTheYounger (1155) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Pours a golden clear amber color with nice creamy head. Carbonation bubbles are apparent. Bitter hop flavor with some alcohol and caramel taste present. Very nice red.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - JUN 15, 2009
22. oz. bottle shared with JoeTheYounger and Pat. Pours a dark ruby amber with a light brown head. Aroma is is floral and pine hoppy with a nice malt toasty sweetness. Flavor is sweet and hoppy, some honey and caramel, a touch of toast/roast, resinous piney hops. Finish is neither dry nor cloying, carbonation is moderate and body is somewhat chewy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (910) - Notown, California, USA - MAR 21, 2010
wow! what a bomber! pours a very nice ruby red with beige head that is creamy and dense. the aroma is great, lots of earthy notes to support the massive amount of hops. really destroys your palate for sure, the aftertaste is super bitter for quite an amount of time. this is a heavy bottle of beer and def comes through on the promise of its namesake.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2010
22oz bomber, 2010 release, fresh from beverages4less. pours brick-red with a thin, fluffy, light khaki head and a sticky ring of lace. aroma is excellent, strikingly similar to Stone 13th, with huge hop notes of resinous pine, pink grapefruit, candied oranges, a wet grass with unique notes of sweet berries, canned peaches, and light clove spice and a hint of sweet, caramel malts. flavor is wonderful as well with big, spicy, herbal pine notes, grass, grapefruit, and orange citrus up front backed by notes of peach, white pepper, and toasted, caramel malts. palate is full bodied and slightly sweet but not cloying with a massive bitter finish sporting a touch of boozy warmth. overall, a wonderful brew than conjures up sweet memories of fresh Stone 13th which makes it a sure winner in my book.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8788) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2010
Tap at Rattle N Hum. Deep amber-red pour. The nose is really solid. Soft sweet malts with a lot of bright fruity/spicy hops. Fresh and hoppy with a lot of grapefruit/orange citrus behind it all. Chewy, resinous palate that alternates between grapefruit and pine. Sticky hop oils and softly toasted/rye-like malts. Bright and fresh - it’s tough to say why it’s so good, but it is damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5882) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Draft at bierkraft with baby streets for ballast point event. Pours a dark, deep hazy red body with light white lacing. Aroma is vanilla and fresh hop. Mouthfeel is smooth and almost creamy with notes of hops, and vanilla finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ration (2002) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
210712. Bottle at hotel in Santa Rosa, California. Pours clear amber with a nice head. Aroma sweet

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
A - Pours a fairly clear red with a bit of orange mixed in with a finger of frothy tannish head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is full of grapefruit, pineapple, citrus, and pine hops with sweet caramel malts and a bit of dark fruit and booze. T - Starts off with lots of grapefruit, pineapple, orange, and other citrus hops and bitterness with some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, the pine hops come through with even more bitterness and a touch of dark fruits. The finish is a mix of grapefruit, citrus, and pine hops with some bitterness, some caramel malts, and some booze. M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and a bit resiny with a dry and bitter finish. D - Very drinkable. Nice big hoppy Imperial Red. Good strong hop profile and bitterness throughout with enough malt flavor to balance things out a bit.

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