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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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 (1343) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6102) - Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle to taster (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks solid; a slightly hazy pale burnt orange with thin eggshell head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of bitter and piney hops with a bittersweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6292) - Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2015
12 oz bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel and lightly toasted malts, resiny, citrus hops, moderate bitterness, I think I like this a little better than the average, yes itís malt forward but decent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (7682) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2015
12oz bottle, shared with local raters. Picked up from Habersham in Savannah on 2/23/15. Hazy red orange color. Thin off-white head. Some bits of lace. Impressive hop on this... Good bigger grapefruit, spicy hop, some pine. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Some biscuity, mild caramel malt... But this is mostly hop-forward. Impressive; better than expected.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Augdraught1981 (155) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
-Aroma: Strong bitter grapefruit. -Appearance: Dark iced tea with thin off white head. -Taste: Slow burning whiskey like alcohol presence & strong grapefruit bitterness with a slightly lemony after bite. -Palate: Medium - Full bodied with lingering bitterness. -Overall: Good Imperial IPA that I would compare or describe as a Cold Jim Beam with hops.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixmasterob (910) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Hazy dark amber pour with a frothy white head. Aroma was of muted citrus hops and lots of caramel. Flavors were slightly sweet, light citrus, dark fruits and a bitter hoppy finish. Plus mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. This almost drinks like a "light Barleywine" as this one has some age on it. Rather nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36929) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ As Monday Night Blind Pirate Double IPA ].
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, sweet malt, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, grass, dusty hops. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, caramel, hoppy, dusty hops. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140419]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1518) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle from GT liquors in Grovetown. Pours orangey copper with an off-orange head. Light lace. Aroma has pine and orange zest and some spice. Later in the glass some of the maltiness shows through. Taste is led by chewy sprucy pine needles, and then garlicky spices, some onion, light grapefruit and some caramel appear. Medium bodied with light alcohol presence, and rough. Finishes garlicky tangy with a touch of sweetness. Shrug? The garlic overwhelms after a while, but even the pine was too much. 12.9

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hangover (1081) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Pretty good price, around 9 bucks, for a 6 pack. Dark muddy copper pour with a thin white head. Nice sweet hop aroma, mostly citrus but some pine as well. Body is resinous, thick and oily with hops and sweet malts. Grapefruit, orange and earthy, woodsy malts. Nice body, lingering orange citrus. This one certainly covers all the bases for a DIPA, itís a textbook representation of the style if you ask me. Could be a great base for some type of oak cask, hint hint.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4340) - 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.


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