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RATINGS: 3901   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is an aggressive beer. You probably wonít like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2004
Dark copper color; creamy head. The aroma is malty, hoppy but not fruity as expected; some roasted malt. Full body, very good malt, nutty. Immediately the bitterness takes over, for a bold final (again, not particularly fruity nor aromatic).

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
malika (36) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 5, 2004
Cloudy brown color. Strong aroma of hop, fragrant, and roasted malt. Really bitter taste, some caramel and some sweetness. The final is very bitter but not enough fragrant. Good, but I donít go crazy...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - DEC 4, 2004
Bottle. Deep amber color, gorgeous tan head that clung strongly to my glass. Great aroma. Sweet and malty, hoppy, some smoky flavor too, fits together well. I canít taste the alcohol. Aftertaste keeps everything melded together very well, wonderfully smooth for a beer this strong. The Double Bastard is certainly superior, but Iíll gladly drink this any chance I get.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
giarcsr (104) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Itís not even funny how many of these Iíve had. I decided not to rate this until I had another bottle of it. Anyways, this has a very nice aroma to it, and a great appearance and color. Has a nice appricot like flavor and a smooth aftertaste to it. For being 7.2% you donít taste the alcohol at all really. Just plain a great beer.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
ambroze (22) - Old Hickory, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2004
For once I didnít have to change any of the rating drop down choices. I just left them all where they belong. All 1ía accross the board.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Had this on tap at Dr. Dremoís. I will mainly just comment on the differences in experience from having this in the bottle. This one came a deep crimson red with a medium to small head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma of hops, mainly citrus and a nice malt sweetness to round it out, more so than I remember from the bottle. The taste seems much more smooth and less rough. The hops make them selves known but are not as sharp as the bottle. The malts blend well and made for an overall smoother taste. Full bodied and more drinkable on tap. Great all around beer and even got my girlfriend drinking it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Dark brown mahogony pour with a tan head and nice lacing. Piney bitting hoppy finish with a smooth malty backbone and a slight sweet nuttly flaovor on the start. Oh so tastey...I just love love those hops...this is an intense but balanced beer.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 21, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2005 This is a real manís ale, not for the faint of heart or bubbly urine drinkers. The drink I revert to when I donít know what else to drink, and it never ever gets old. Itíd be nice if they would start selling these in 12 ounce 6 packs though..

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Iíve had this a few times over the last few years, but this bottle seemed very fresh or something. Really about perfect for an IPA, a good amount of hops, but enough malt to stand up to it. A real deal for $4 and change. Worth the drive to Indiana for sure-next time Iíll buy a whole case.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Body is a deep mahogany with lots of little white yeast particles and a fluffy tan head. Aroma is very active: pineapple and other citrus fruits, sugar, and hops. Taste is also off the wall: raisins, oranges, and a variety of other fruits, syrup, fresh hops, and, as it warms, a burnt coffee that leads to a dry finish. Very accessible and, at under $4 per bomber, very affordable.


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