RATINGS: 502   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2009
Bottle thanks to WeeheavySD, thanks Jon!
Pours dark amber with a creamy beige head. Aroma of plums, fresh melon, citrus, and some crystal malt. Taste is Caramel, toffee, strong on crystal malts, citrus hops and a bit of fruitiness (pineapple?). Not nearly as pleasant as the smell, but still nice. Mouthfeel is medium and pretty dry. Overall its a pretty good beer!</br>


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7472) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2017
[My bottle shared w/ jercraigs & mabel] Pours orange-amber with an average size frothy white head. Nice aroma (7+) is malty yes, but also fruity and hoppy -- a bit bready as well. Malty and hoppy flavour along with a nice bitter finish. Alcohol relatively well hidden. Medium bodied. Really good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (9809) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JAN 20, 2017
Tap at the hair if the dog pp. Thin white head. Clear golden pour Very nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (8516) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 20, 2017
Tap at Hair of the Dog, Phrom Phong. Poured a hazy clear copper with a thin white head. The aroma is liqouice bitter metallic floral hop, The flavour is strong bitter with a dry woody metallic hop bitter, light burning alcohol palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DWestrick (700) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2016
bottle. very nice imperial red ipa. enjoyed with 2 others - very good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5976) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2016
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a small sized head of foamy white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated golden red brown colored body and a very good lacing. The mild aroma was malt hop. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of Irish red malt caramel and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (2590) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2016
Bomber, from Wine Warehouse, I think. Pours hazy brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of sweet dark fruit, caramel, black tea, orange peel. Flavor is orange peel, dark fruit, burnt caramel malt, grapefruit rind, and finishes with bitter cold coffee.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PugUglyBrewer (368) - - SEP 29, 2016
The red ale to end all red ales! This is definitely an acquired taste and should have been called pallette wrecker. I digress that it is a tongue buckler indeed. Pours a deep, dark Amber with a pillowy white head. The aromas and flavors are devilishly dank hops in harmony with heavenly rich toffee, caramel and sweet cereal. The finish is juicy citrus and sawmill fresh pine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (4499) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2016
Draft at Ballast Point. Dark red color. Aroma of malt, candy, caramel and bitters. Taste has bitter toffee, malt, pine, boozy candy and a bitter dry finish. Nice, but a little one-sided.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (5138) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2016
650 ml. Clear amber-copper with a lasting disc of cream. Big nose of toffee, resin, citrus zest and dark bread. Flavors of toffee, resin, minty green herb and citrus zest. Some dark fruit and wooden-grassy hop on the finish. Medium-heavy body is smooth and slick with medium carbonation and a nice dry slant to balance the big maltiness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricksta_p (4017) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is rich malt, caramel, big resinous hops, lots of pine resin, sweet ripe orange. Flavour is medium sweet and nicely bitter with a long bittersweet finish. Slight booziness. Body is medium to full, nicely rich and thick. A bit expensive but rewarding!


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