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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (2042) - Poznan, POLAND - JUN 5, 2016
Super strange aroma of candies, malty and sweet. Golden almost clear color. Perfect lacing. Taste also super weird. Sweet, licorice, malty. Sweetness is very nicely countered by bitterness. Big body, quite thick and dense. Very interesting brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12247) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2016
On draught during the "Fat Heads Hits Bobs Bar" event on 05/17/2016. Hazy orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to a wispy film. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, malt and hops. Full-bodied with flavors of piney hops, caramel malt and citrus, The finish is fruity hops up front with a lingering toffee and malt aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (7206) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle shared during welfare tour of the shires bottle from James cheers mate; clear golden yellow pour with a thin white head, big fruit aroma along with sticky toffee, taste has tangerine, some sweet toffee, quite chewy and thick, ABV is quite harsh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weihenweizen (3337) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2016
On tap at P&P Charleston. Hazy golden with small white head. Malt aroma, medium body, lower carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is malt and alcohol. Too much alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (4392) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2016
0,75l bottle brought by a friend from Susans Fine Wine and Spirits, shared in a tasting. Pours thick hazy golden with a low head. Aroma is sweet malts, fruits, pine and hops. Flavor is creamy sweet malts, tropical fruits, pine, alcohol and hops. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours a hazy medium reddish brown. Aromas of light fruit, hops, caramel malts, kind of medicinal. Flavor is to strong for me, big alcohol taste, malty with a spicy taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (5103) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2016
Thin quick dissipating white frothy head atop a clear light orange body. Now of nail polish. Flavour is sweet and alcoholic. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2367) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 6, 2016
Bottle from Caps & Taps, London - UK. Color: hazy orange amber beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: caramel and caramel malt domination. Really sweet malt domination and alcohol. Toffee notes. Well balanced with grassy and hoppy nose. Very intensive. Taste: full body with sweet oily malt sensation. Caramel and toffee domination. Really sweet beer. Good attenuation with a high resin and hoppy blast. Very intensive. This beer is a cross over between Barley Wine and then an Imperial IPA. Very impressive and high pine and resin finish. Aftertaste: sweet toffee caramel with alcohol finish. Resin and pine finish. Dry bitterness and astringent alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2016
Bottle, SX Bottle Share, 5/3/2016, Chelmsford Ale House I really dont know how to describe this but I do get a lot of bready and nutty elemtns. A little oxidised. What style is this? Im super confused. Nice bitterness. Well hopped. Im confused. Nice art though! I did enjoy it but was perplexed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
graham_murphy (645) - - MAR 28, 2016
Quite sweet and malty but then piney, grapefruity in a lingering bitterness. More barley wine to me but thats besides the point anyway. Pretty strong and sweet. Tough to get down if Im honest

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