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RATINGS: 400   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (909) - 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.

4.2
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8565) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5655) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ration (1971) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
210712. Bottle at hotel in Santa Rosa, California. Pours clear amber with a nice head. Aroma sweet

4.2
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alexhenderson (12) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2012
Really looked forward to this one and it didn't disappoint! Incredible hop aroma and a real sweet malty body. Well balanced and oh so drinkable! -Rated via BeerBuddy

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2013
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 4/17/2014. Pours lightly cloudy ruby red color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, orange zest, lemon zest, caramel, toast, floral, grass, pine, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus hops and moderate caramel malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, pineapple, caramel, toast, floral, grass, pine, and floral earthiness. Moderate amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, caramel, toast, floral, grass, pine, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of bright citrus/pineapple hops and light-moderate caramel/bready malts; with balanced and crisp malt/bitterness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent imperial red ale! All around great complexity and balance of bright hops and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BadAprilia1000 (284) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Pours a very pretty dark ruby red. Smells of dank hops(Citra, Simcoe,Cascasdes) . Tastes very sweet, nice malt backbone. Nice hoppy complement to the malt backbone. Tastes of fresh wet hay, sweet malted grain, citrus, orange rind, grapefruit pith, and pine. Classic west coast hop profile for this beer, Fantastic beer. Definitely a great beer....

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omega (723) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2014
Rich red robust and quite dry on the palate. And yep she is a bitter bitch of a beer.


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