RATINGS: 508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 107   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
100 IBUs
Bottled Version: 107 IBUs, 10%

Prepare to walk the plank to an Ale of overwhelming proportions. More hops & more malts than any land lubber can handle. After this experience...your tongue will be buckled. The I.B.U.’s (International Bitterness Units) are off the scale on this ale. Be forewarned, those with a timid palate, this is not a wee beer! Handcrafted in small batches for those sailing the seas in search of great ales.

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3.7
BeerandBlues2 (13321) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle shared by Ratman. Pours lightly hazy amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy, pine, and resin hops with fruity esters, cookie and biscuit malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, fruity esters, supporting malt and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.5
badpuppy69 (321) - orange, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Amber color almost Brown, hoppy citrucy Carmel nutty coffee very malty aroma, taste the same as aroma slightly bitter malt is there on the end to balance it out. Amazing mouth feel very easy to drink! Another great beer! Wow! One of the best tasting beers I have had.

4.1
Sledutah (7526) - Utah, USA - SEP 14, 2012
22oz bottle from Phil
Appearance: Pours clear dark amber with a medium sized frothy off-white head that doesn’t dissipate while drinking and lots of lacing
Aroma: Caramel, toasted malts, grapefruit and piney
Taste: Malty, caramel and bitter pine
Very nice, bitter hoppy but drinkable. I likey.

4
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark red with a small white head. Awesome hop aroma of pine and grapefruit with hints of grass and peach. Huge hop flavor of pine, grass, grapefruit, orange and peach lightly balanced by some subtle caramel. Overwhelming but tasty bitter hop finish with a touch of alcohol. Great beer.

4.2
alexhenderson (12) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2012
Really looked forward to this one and it didn't disappoint! Incredible hop aroma and a real sweet malty body. Well balanced and oh so drinkable! -Rated via BeerBuddy

4
Ratman197 (14838) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, orange, tangerine, pine and grapefuit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, grapefruit, orange zest, pine and light eartrhiness with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

3.8
Theydon_Bois (19509) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2012
Tap at the Boilermaker, Philly - 24/05/12. Dark amber orange with a small head that soon thins. Pine aroma, toasty malt, hops and grapefruit on the nose. Taste follows on from the nose with sweet caramel malt, citrus hop, sweet candies. Medium bodied with an alcohol kick.

3.9
Thisis12ptfont (1192) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Fresh aromas of yeast, bready malts and earthy hops. Darkened red/amber with some nice lacing against the glass. Very earthy bitter hops on the top with syrupy caramel malt undertones. There is a huge presence of alcohol on the finish. Overall, this is a delicious red ale with a lot of hops and alcohol. Intense and well done. A- rating.

4.1
crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2012
A very nice red ale, dk why I always forget to rate my ballast point beers. Hoppy, not quite a tongue buckler but close.

3.7
DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bomber. Pours clear mahogany, looking like orangy-brown fall foliage through indirect light. Nose is rich, heavy resiny hops and a huge malt bill. Almost barleywiney nose. Tastes very astringent and resiny, with a huge hop bill that tells me the 107 claim is likely right on the money. The malt is there, but cannot match the hops in this. Mild vinous fruit flavors late, and some caramel malt, but the hops are center stage here. This one is unique, but way too astringent to be great.


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