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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (11262) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours hazy orange with a small short lived off white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, fruity hops and grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Over medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11248) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
A big beer. Aroma of aged barleywine, and hops. The hop bitterness was subordinate to the big barleywine. still very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10971) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
Draught @ Rogue Ales Public House, San Francisco, CA
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, alcohol and grape. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long sweet, warm, caramel and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (10684) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Draught at the Rogue Taproom, Portland, OR. Cloudy golden colour with a tiny off-white head. Sweet malt, grassy and fruity hops, mild bitterness and sweet malty notes in the aroma. The flavour is super strong... sweet malt, bitter hops and some alcohol. Resiny hops really... and sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10249) - 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."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2015
750 from Wegmanís. Pours turbid orange with minimal off-white hjead. Nose is orange marmalade, hops, tannins. Tastes rich, even somewhat cloying, perhaps, with heavy orange marmalade notes, hops, peach, and an overall finishing sweetness. Well hidden alcohol, but lightweights need not apply.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (9684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle consumed at Cropredy, Fairports Annual Reunion Festival 2015, Thurs 13th, shared with Craig. A mid/warm gold beer with a white filmy head. Really oily, silky, syrupy, very busy with lots going on here. This is very hoppy and therefore I can see the IPA connection but also it does lean towards Barley Wine in fact I think itís sits there more so for me. I like this, ok itís fiercely sweet but there is bags of flavour, juicy hops, toffee, fruit, itís all in here. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2015
10oz on tap at Half Cut. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves decent lace. Bready sweet malt, some pine, peppery citrus. White grape. Moderate-plus sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. Some alcohol warmth, but no burn nor bite. Kind of drinks like a bigger, heavier DIPA with a big bready sweet malt component. Grapefruity hop. Big body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly slick. Solid DIPA (DIPA?) but the big bready malt sweetness kind of brings it down. I look forward to trying this same batch again 6 months from now (sarcasm). Hides the alcohol decently well I think, but definitely maltier and sweeter though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (9610) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Surprisingly light golden body, with a white foamy cap. Aroma is white grapefruit and metal shavings with boozy undertones. The palate opens with a wave of metal and pineapple, then surges into an acrid, aspirin-like bitterness. The finish is astringently dry with a residue of metal and an alcoholic warmth. I did not care for this the more I drank, but Grippitis didnít mind it. Parksy was somewhere in between.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (9550) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
On tap at the brewery tap Sf. Clouded golden / orange coloured pour with a thick off white froth. Aroma is subdued, solvent, nail polish remover, caramel. And toffee apple. Flavour is composed of harsh grains, toffee, apple, harsh solvent alcohol bite. Palate is semi sweet, frothy, highish carbonation, harsh solvent finish. Not a fan headache inducing.

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