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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2015
5th July 2015
Hazy orange - amber beer, tidy cream colour head. Palate is a little viscous with good fine carbonation. Creamy malts, slightly thick and semi sweet. Trace of caramel. Dry floral bitterness. Light citric peel. Hop spice. Smooth, semi dry pithy bitter finish. Good one but I was expecting to be blown away and I wasn’t.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (17643) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Bottle at cropredy 2015... Golden amber... Soft sweet toffee fruit nose.. Sweet passion fruit.. Soft zezty fruits... Sticky toffee fruit

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
On tap at Rogue, San Francisco. An unclear, orange colored beer with a thin, dense off-white head. Mostly hoppy aroma, but with malty sugars. Orange peel, pine cones and some tropical fruit notes. A touch of alcohol too. Rather warming in the mouth, full-bodied and soft. The flavor is a bit sweet I think, but nice the bitterness brings some sort of balance. Lasting bitter finish with tropical fruits and sweetness. Nice, but too sweet. 130805

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (13668) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
On tap @ Rogue Public House - Portland. Clear orange colored beer with white foam. Super piney and resinous. Sticky sap and and caramel. Pretty sugary as well. The bitterness is just insanely intense. At least some good grapefruit and citrus rind. But that bitterness is just a little too much.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (12595) - 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 it’s alcohol, but I don’t think so), and toffee, fruit, damn near anything but citrus. This is fantastic. Better than that. Loving it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11372) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Bomber poured a clear tarnished gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit zest, pine and light dankness. Palate was full bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit zest, light pine and light dankness with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish. I would have put it more in the Imperial IPA catagory.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9994) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2014
22oz bottle. Poured a hazy golden/amber color with an off white head. Floral hops, caramel, some fruitiness, pine, and grainy. Medium alcohol burn in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9732) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
On tap at Rogue Brewers on the Bay, pours a cloudy golden orange with a small beige head. Aroma brings out notes of resinous hops, caramel malt, toffee, and a slight tropical fruitiness. Flavour is definitely a solid hybrid between IIPA and barley wine, perhaps slightly more so qualifying as barley wine with a lot of hoppy bitterness - with notes of toffee, caramel, and truckloads of resinous hops. Very well-balanced and blended. Solid stuff, drinkable in small amounts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9728) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9686) - 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.


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