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RATINGS: 3840   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
This is an aggressive beer. You probably won’t like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Pours deep mahogany with light tan head. Nose is of fresh cirtus, hops and a hint of malt. Flavors are creamy, slightly toffeish but with a mild string of alcohol notes. A marvelous beer. AS it warms to room temperature, the flavors become more pronounced. Nice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (6175) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2004
Pine, coffe and nutty roast, citrus. Red brown, creamy head. Powerfull earthy and pinehop flavors. Medium body, peppery aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Well done. Liked the rich malty aroma. Definitely not a session beer for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerly There (23) - Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2004
Bottle. Mahogany brown with reddish hues. Medium head with a light tan color. Aroma of hop oils. Taste is more of the same, much more but with the perfect amount of malt to offset the intense hops Long, delicious hops aftertaste for about a week.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drinker101 (54) - East Ridge, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2004
Nice murky appearance with a nice head. Aroma was very nutty. The first sip was somewhat decieving. I tasted nothing but hops and was quite dissappointed. Then once I had a few sips I could taste the biter nutty flavors that are in this beer. Was pleased all the way around.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2004
Im just guessing on the aroma...can’t smell today. Won’t come up with any details like you see in wine magazines...like tasting 18 different flavors. It’s just a damn good drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AlphaOmega (8) - USA - OCT 14, 2004 does not count
RateBeer? I don’t get it. Shouldn’t it be called RateAle. Does Stone Brew make beer now. That would be an absolute travisty. Anyhow... I was looking at how some of the "wussies" describe ABA... like it’s some kind of cheap wine. Check it out. I’ve been drinking ABA since 1998. There is nothing "fruity" or "sweet" about it. It taste like it was filtered through an old sock and I wouldn’t have it any other way. ABA F#@king ROCKS! There is no way to really describe it. You must try it or you won’t have a clue. I must say... if you don’t like it it’s only because your wussy tastebuds can’t handle it. Go grab a bottle of "light" beer and cleanse your pallet you wuss! You’re not worthy!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BJM8 (17) - USA - OCT 11, 2004
No one advertises better or more smartly, than Stone. Lucky for them, their products are that good! This is a terrific IPA that deserves to be called ARROGANT. Citrusy, perfectly balanced, hoppy, delicious. Hard to explain the taste and mouthfeel, because they seem to change from second to second. Go get some!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Draft, Falling Rock Tap House. Dark ruby coloured beer with a thin meniscal layer of tan bubbles over the surface. Lovely caramel, cookie dough, and vanilla malty flavor backs up an assertive grapefruit-citrus hop aroma. Flavour is fantastic, sweet toffee and caramel malts on the front fading to a strong alcoholic warming character before the citrusy and earthy herbal hops flavours make an appearance. These fade out leaving an awesome bitter kick in the teeth. As this beer warmed, you got even more citrus hop character and some spicy and fruity maltiness on the nose. Truly a first rate beer. My wife ordered it again, and again, and again.....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2006 Dark copper with a medium size off white head. Aroma of hops, citrus and malt. Very hoppy flavor with just enough malt sweetness to almost balance this beer out. Very enjoyable.

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