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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4608) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Orange color with a small head. Strong alcohol and biscuit aroma. Dry, grainy, biscuity flavor. Slight orange. Solid bitterness. Full body.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evolutionary (391) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Tap at rogue public house. Good light color and smooth. The mix of ipa bitterness helps improve the barley wine. Pretty strong. Would do one but then move to another.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18127) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatDane1632 (1021) - Alabama, USA - JUN 30, 2015
On tap, into a standard bar pint glass -- Active head, intense and exciting aroma. Malt is very much a DIPA base but brewed at BW strength and intensity. Good beer with my meal, but whew, drinker beware of multiples. Boozy and tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
colui72 (254) - HONG KONG - JUN 24, 2015
Oh what an odd wonder! Golden with minimal head. Nose is a mixture of sweet and salty, taste goes through everything, from orange marmalade to malts, to again something salty that I can’t identify. It goes smooth and creamy til the end without tasting the booze. Niiiiiice!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (13234) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (8546) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8529) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2015
750 from Wegman’s. 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (3075) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2015
I'm very impressed with this beer but despite its DIPA label the real flavor comes from the malts. Rich with bread like quality, earthy and mild floral. Strong but it's hidden. A true beer drinkers beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a rather cloudy brownish orange color with a smallish off-white head on there. Nose has a bit of hoppiness to it, but is quite faded, and some strong caramel notes to it. Taste is moderately bitter, but balanced out by an underlying sweetness that ends up being quite warming. I feel like I should drink this in front of a fire.


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