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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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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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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (2380) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2014 Clear dark straw color. Drinkable barley wine...at first. Bounces between alcohol and bitterness. Kind of a pale bareywine, but hot. ..... starts off as an ipa ends as a barley wine.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (6599) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AnokaBrewer (187) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25591) - Malm, 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (3088) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arcanor (386) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (896) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (10122) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle shared by Lou. Murky gold pour. Spearmint, hoppy, caramel. This is cool!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
biddybaybee (1) - - JAN 31, 2017 does not count
In a 10oz glass at humpys ale house in Kona Hi. An orangey aroma with pleaseant citrusey smells. A very crisp malty enjoyable taste .

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ronritter (481) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2017
Poured from bomber orange with thin white head kinda oily with medium carbonation aroma is orange taste is orange and booze with a bitter finish very happy with this.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (2835) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2016
(Tap) hazy bright yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of citrus, jam; balanced flavour with a long medium bitter finish


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