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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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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!

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3.8
Gerbeer (3844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2017
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep gold with moderate head. Aromas of sugary tropical fruit leaning towards pineapple, sweet doughy malts, and paste. Flavors of same with additional fruit and resin. Very nice.

3.3
bdleedahl (478) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 4, 2017
Quite bitter as it should be, however it's slightly astringent. Not so cleanly made, lacking a bit of body for the ibus. Pretty average for an ipa. Bottle from bc. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
thefederalist (311) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - JUN 28, 2017
Bottle. Clear and golden with a big head. Lots of hop aroma. Thick malt backbone. Alcohol is well hidden. The malt profile isn’t quite sweet enough or dark enough for me to call it a barleywine. But it’s a fine double IPA.

3.5
dnstone (3442) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Pours golden in color with white head. Deep malty aroma. Big malty earthy flavor, moderately sweet. Notes: on tap at he brewery, Portland visit May 17

3.8
wlajwl (6940) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 20, 2017
Taste up front is big slightly sweet malts with a creeping back end of hops, with a good bitterness in the finish.

3.5
AnokaBrewer (208) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2017
750 ml bottle. Pours a straw yellow that is cloudy. Full of flavor, sweet and hoppy. Does not taste like an 11.6% ABV beer.

3.5
anders37 (26824) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2017
Draft @ Rogue Ales Public House - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy herbal floral aroma. Fruity malty dry grassy hoppy bitter herbal flavor. Has a fruity malty dry hoppy bitter finish.

3.3
keepersj12 (3133) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Without any look at the label except the name, pours a hazy yellow. The taste is kinda bland. The aroma is nice. After taste is long lasting ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
Arcanor (421) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2017
750ml bottle no date. Pour hazy golden no date. Arome is oxidize hop, barley and ethetyl. Taste bad bread. Long bitter finish. High carbonation.

3.6
thomashall (999) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Bomber shared by Big Lou, thanks buddy! Aroma is caremel and hops. Taste is super bitter, not much barleywine here. Not my thing.


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