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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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A surprisingly balanced double IPA. A pirate without the use of his eyes is a bitter man indeed. And this Blind Pirateís bitterness is only matched by his boldness. He doesnít care if you enjoy the citrusy, spicy combination of hops on your tongue, the faint herbal notes in your nose, or the exquisite balance of caramel malts looting your senses. The Blind Pirate is a bold, bitter ale not for the weak in spirit. Just donít ask him if you can borrow his sight glass. He gets offended.


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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (1286) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Dark copper pour, with a big, beige head. Very malty nose of caramel and syrup, with a little wet grass and honeysuckle. Very bitter flavor, with a little malt backbone. Medium to heavy body, a little chalky, and sticky. Overall, this is a mediocre IIPA. The hop profile seems a little flat, the malts are a little too dominant.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4208) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2014
22oz bomber from TBS, thanks Matt. Poured a muddy light orange/brown body with an average sized frothy beige head. Aroma is big time caramel, toffee, dry bread. Body is nice and big, fuller mouthfeel, average carbonation and a drier finish. Flavor is basically the same as the aroma, plus some rotting citrus and a touch of vanilla. Not bad.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BlindPirate007 (1) - Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2014 does not count
Donít feel bad for the Blind Pirate, heís the best beer EVER. Itís the only beer I crave.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (720) - SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2014 355 ml bottle. Clear amber with white head. Smell is hoppy pine. Taste is caramel malty with hoppy pine and grapefruit. A little soapy. Dry with high bitterness and low carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of biscuit, orange zest, earthiness and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit and light earthiness with a crisp dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2014
16 ounce pint - Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: BP displays an amber-brown body, a bit hazy, and layered with an inch-high head of off-white foam with good staying power.

Smell: Resinous, citrusly citric of the edgy hops atop the toasted grains and dry caramel with a flicker of the alcohol presence held within.

Taste: Toasted pale-malted grains with a little bit of lightly nutty caramel. Floral, piney and resolutely citrusy, with grapefruit and even lemon-lime. Accumulating medium-high bitter holds onto those tastebuds through the citric, grainy, lightly boozy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. A little chewiness present.

Overall: It works; an above-average IIPA.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Smell is tea and slight alcohol. pour is muddy orange. taste is tea and syrupy fruit and boooooooze. Syrupy rich body. I hate DIPAs and this isnít a good example anyway.

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (1396) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Not a West Coast IPA. Very very malty. Slight bitterness with a strong malt backbone. Aroma is the most disappointing part of this beer. Mouthfeel is medium body for a double IPA. Average to Below-Average East Coast IPA. Way below-average West Coast IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (1117) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle from Hop City. Pours a transparent amber with thin off white head. Aroma of floral hops and citrus. Taste of bitterness with hints of oranges.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3138) - Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Clear caramel color. Very sticky head. Sweet and tropical fruit hops. Big, but balanced.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (7895) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2014
650ml bottle. A sweet and malty ipa to me, nothing here is making my taste buds happy.


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