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Dedicated to Crustaceans
The name sort of says it all. John Maier, our Brewmaster, wanted to create a beer that defied traditional style definitions. The result was a remarkably hoppy yet balanced and malty ale that quickly became a cult favorite in our Newport brewpub. But what was it? It was not quite a barley wine and not quite a double or imperial IPA. Who really cares about putting beers into narrow categories? Great beer is great beer - just drink it and enjoy!


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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (1228) - Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2014 Clear dark straw color. Drinkable barley wine...at first. Bounces between alcohol and bitterness. Kind of a pale bareywine, but hot. ..... starts off as an ipa ends as a barley wine.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2940) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2015
Bottled. Pours Deep golden with a smalll off-white head. Aroma of tangarine, lime, caramel and orange zest. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. An excellent sweet DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (1957) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle - hazy gold with slim white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, citrus hops. Early taste is barley wine, malts, caramel, then some hoppy IPA elements make themselves known. Barley wine sweetness through out, some late bitterness. Full bodied, low carbonation, warming alcohol. I think the barley wine classification is just about correct. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2918) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2015
It poured a cloudy golden color with an off-white head. The aroma was of apple, malts and some hops. The taste was mainly of a barleywine with a Double IPA in the backend. Way out there, but worth a try.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tillmac62 (336) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy light amber slightly darker than gold. Normal head volume, lacing and retention. Nice nose of tropical hops (mango) with hints of citrus (orange) coupled with a slight spiciness. As it warms, biscuit and apricot are also noted. Medium body with a smooth texture. Below normal carbonation with very little effervescence in the finish. The flavor profile is intense, fairly complex but not balanced. It begins with a richly sweet blend of fruit - primarily apricot with notes of orange, mango and caramel. Caramel comes to the forefront as the hops fade approaching the middle. In the middle, alcohol attacks with an astringent vengeance and detracts from what would have been an outstanding flavor profile. The finish is a slow fade of residual sweetness and astringent alcohol. A moderate alcohol burn is present on the back of the throat, a bit of tongue numbness and pucker.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vanvenlo (1362) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2015
(8-Mar-2014)Sweet berry spirit perfumed aroma.Cloudy amber, low head&low suds lace.Sweet spirit malt rich spice.Bitter spice, sweet spirit flavour&perfumed broad spice aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Choos (651) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2015
Aroma: fruit salad, grass, floret lollies App: hazy amber small head Flavour: massive malt with the juice of warm fruit salad balanced with Saaz hops Palate: long finish of stewed fruit and grass hop ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (905) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle (bomber). Poured cloudy, orange with a nice white head and spotty lacing. Aroma of citrus fruit and mats. Taste of booze, malts, maybe some clove and some hops. Dry bitter finish. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
StevieT (840) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2015
From a bottle. Honey and hay aroma and mead looks, no head, this thing is a punch in the taste buds with huge malt flavours and a strong citrus after-taste. Not for the faint of heart.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (647) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Pours a copper color with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel, citrus, and pine. Flavor is dominated by pine and citrus, with some caramel and a boozy finish. Has a syrupy body feel. I get more of an imperial ipa, but the malty caramel does complicate things. Pretty good, but perhaps too boozy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cirrhosis (1248) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
This beer is a beautiful mess. It has no clue what it wants to be and taste awsome yet disappointing. I swear itís a limbic IPA.......... Hazey gold micro floaties every where. This has nothing to do with barleywine. Itís a mother fucking T - Rex. Why do I hit harsh limbic like tartness in every sip. Lemon, some caramel, What the hell is this. Vannilla?? Sweetness builds the more you drink. I hate and enjoy this beer. My burps taste like hops. Man this is harsh. I donít regret maybe I do buying this.


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