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RATINGS: 1448   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 308   ABV: 10.27%
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Old Ruffian is a hefty, hop-forward Barley Wine. Seemingly mellow at first sniff, with its subtle fruit aromas and complex caramel sweetness, this deep mahogany-hued ale quickly shows its true character marked by bold hop flavors and massive hop bitterness. Old Ruffian’s rich, slightly creamy, caramel malt mouthfeel balances its grapefruit, pine, and floral hop flavors, working wonders on your palate.
A mind-numbing 90 International Bittering Units (IBUs).

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GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2006
Oh $%&!, this stuff pours like molten caramel. The viscosity is even fuller than Old Numbskull. Medium froth with just enough effers to keep it from flat. The nose is slightly sweet malt and not even close to being indicitive of the flavor. At first sip you get the 90 IBU’s, big fat caramel with a dash of grapefruit. By mid bottle you realize you’re actually drinking creamed belt leather. You laugh at how this could be so and look down to make sure your belt is still around your waist, like you passed out and someone gagged you with your own belt and then tried to be funny and poured lathered caramel into your vocal orifice. But no, you’re actually drinking the freakin finest barely wine known to mankind. It’s so well ballanced with not even a hint of alcohol. Very rich and chewy. Old Ruffian has moved into my # 1 slot for this genre bumping Numbskull to 2nd. It’s half the price also. I highly recommend this brew.

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Splitenz (388) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 29, 2014
A favorite from a favorite. I love the beers of Great Divide from the great state of Colorado. This is a full on Barley Wine, with new world hop-freshness and old world old style caramelized fruits and berries. A beer you have to treat yourself to.


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