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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6685) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours cloudy blonde with a transient off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is an uncarbonated light fruit flavor with a dry finish and a warm alcohol trail Certainly not a typical barleywine in that the mouthfeel is not thick and the flavor lacks sweetness. Still a pretty good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6635) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2012
Draught at Rogue Hall. Nose of coconut, pineapple, citrus hops, orange and honey. Honey golden color, oily, with lace. Sweet honey flavor, citrus, hot alcohol, grapes, cherries, spicy. In malt and yeast it is somewhat like a tripel, but hopped like a IIPA. Thick flavor, big hops and alcohol. Full body. A fun beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6434) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2012
Draught @ Rogue Ales Public House, San Francisco. Rated on 17.10.2012.
Pours a beautiful hazy yellow colour with a white firm head. Aroma is full-on hoppy with floral hops and some caramel. Flavour is really intense with caramel, licorice, syrup, massively bitter floral hops, grass and alcohol. Full bodied, thick and sticky mouthfeel with a finish of loads and loads of hops and alcohol. Mouth-drying. So fresh, so good. This is not for everyone.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6393) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2012
Sampler @ brewpub.
Pours clear pale golden color with no head. Aroma of fruits, alcohol, grass and toffee. Flavour of alcohol, lemony fruits, hay and toffee. Could used some maltier body, alcohol comes through too much. More like an IIPA.
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6231) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2014
22, ridiculous blue bottle. Pours a murky medium amber with a dense and creamy off white head. Lots of caramel and tangy sweet oranges and pine and grapefruit on the nose. Thick body, not sticky, but almost. Dense toasty caramel with oranges and grapefruit on the mid palate, with a long hop sweet and malt sweet finish. This is pretty damn good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6124) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3/18/14. 750mL bottle shared by Gabe at the last VORLAUF meeting. Golden pour with a decent khaki head. Fruity aroma, mildly hoppy, mostly get fruitiness, caramel, pale malts. Decent flavor, plenty of sweet fruitiness, a touch of grassiness, crackers, dark fruits, sugars. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6106) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2014
sample at Crabapples bottle share. amber orange pour, toffee maltiness, rich, citrusy bitterness, big aggressive beer. decent

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
"Had this side by side w the old version. This one is lighter and slicker, hoppier, more floral and fruity, but also a tad bit less complex. For lovers of IIPAs and hop forward barleywines like Bigfoot, this is a winner."

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (5967) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
On tap at Rogue SF. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, fruitiness, alcohol, some herbal notes and sweet caramel. Flavor is sweet caramel with some bitterness, malt, fruitiness and white bread. Full body, soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5899) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2012
Draught as "New Crusty Barleywine" @ Rogue Distillery and Public House, Portland
Aroma is quite light with some fruits and malt. Flavour has alcohol, some fruits and hops. Very dry and somerhat leathery finish with lots of gooseberry bush. Too much alcohol here.


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