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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Well this definitely seemed way more like an IPA than a barley wine to me. No molasses flavor or soma but a very noticeable hop content. Pretty good but nothing memorable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11066) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 7, 2014
Capped wild 750 from BevMo in Folsom, CA. Pours hazy gold with a foamy white head. Aroma of cooked caramel with some mixed hop notes. Full bodied or more. Flavor is lightish caramel with a hop burn (unless itís alcohol, but I donít think so), and toffee, fruit, damn near anything but citrus. This is fantastic. Better than that. Loving it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann (604) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle: Clear and brassy orange with off white head. Smells of orange blossom, pine, caramel, alcohol. Syrupy, sweet, twangy, bitter... Not quite a barley wine. I would say closer to IIPA. I have to say I didnít let this age for any amount of time. I found a solid caramel body along side prominent hoppy citrus rind bitterness. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubbleflubber (1826) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Pours into the glass a hazy orange with an initial foamy head that diminishes to a light ring of suds. The nose is of oranges, Caramel and light alcohol notes. Flavors include sweet Caramel, candied oranges, a hint of Tangy citrus and finishes with a bold bitter back of peppering hops. Full-bodied and oily on the palate, this is a great nightcap Or aperitif for meals. Gorgeous brew! Love the complexity, substance and marrying of two of my favorite styles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caytinator (943) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Pint on tap at the portland brewpub. Gold color, cloudy, good lacing. Really good taste overall, itís got that barleywine taste at the end that marries well with the hops, actually. What a finisher...the master finisher. Weird wicked genre-defying beer, glad i tried it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1213) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2013
This is a barley wine. It's lighter in color. And way too sweet. But imperial IPA notes? No. Just too muddled. Too bad, too, because the bottle is cool looking. C+ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4625) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
Barley wine, DIPA or American Strong? Nice white head on amber. Just a dip of the hoppy foam will start a buzz. Light body is still enough to hold the big alcohol. Nice crystal sweetness. Solid hops. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (1783) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Draught at the Rogue Bar in downtown Portland, OR on 23 May 2013. Poured a dark golden colour with a large, dense white head and excellent lacing. Full, hoppy aroma with citrus and grass with some caramel sweetness. Full mouth feel and strong flavours of maple syrup, burnt sugar, flowery hop and cereal. Finish was an alcoholic kick mixed with some toffee and dry, hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (648) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Honey golden hue with white head that dissipated to a thin layer. Aroma is honey, ethanol, roasted malt, caramel, spicy hops, apricots, raisins. Mouthfeel is thick with a full body and low carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a bitterness in the following and a nice ethanol crispness in the finish. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. Some may find this overly cloying but I actually lean towards full body, residual lot sweet, high ethanol brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rob6239 (622) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
Wow, this Is crazy intense. Pours light amber gold with a small bit of white head that laces the glass. Aroma is grassy and earthy and medium. Taste starts out with a strong bitter, just shy of having that awkard medicinal taste that high alc% beers sometimes have. It dissipates and evolves into a more dry bitter. Good choice.

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