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RATINGS: 206   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3083) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014
From a bottle poured an amber color with a small amount of head. Strong bitter hoppy flavor with a lastig aftertaste.


3.2
oobawa (1797) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2017
Bottle of unknown age. When asked, the hirsute gentleman at the register replied, “Old as shit, man. You want a discount?” Hoppy beast of a barleywine, like a bucket of pine cones and juniper sprigs dumped into a bigger bucket of caramel. Lots of sprucey herbalness, some pencil shavings, some wet cardboard, mixed with a sweet bun backbone and Pacman yeast. Gets a little too bitter and herbal on the finish, but it could just be this bottle’s way past its prime. Regardless, it’s gorgeous, the alcohol’s an afterthought, and the nose is like snorting straight caramel. Curious, but not exactly good.

3.7
KennethArd (651) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2017
Aroma of bitter orange & sweet clementine. Hazy orange with long lasting white head. Very intense bitterness. Full bodied, sticky texture & average carbonation.

3.8
Gerbeer (4052) - 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 (600) - , 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 (3589) - 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 (7124) - 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 (223) - 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 (27237) - 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 (3137) - 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


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