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RATINGS: 3982   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (4629) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 15, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2008 From 22 oz bottle with the neat label. This poured dark amber with nice tan head. Strong hops and malts greet you. Takes over your mouth in a hurry and is easy to drink. Flavor of malts and hops in good balance. Long bitter finish. This is everything a craft beer should be. Yum, yum, yum. Love this one.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
valejo (81) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2005
This beer laces well. Whatís lace good for, anyway? Hops taste after a first sip, but as you drink more you find other flavors, including some sweetness. One day Iíll drink beers like this exclusively.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Wow, I drank this in honor of the dearly departed Squid. Cheers to the furry friend to mouse and dog alike. Poured dark amber with a frothy off white head. aroma of hops, with a side order of hops. The taste is aggressive with some hops to start, followed with malt and then hops, and lingering hops as well, would I be a bustard if I did not love this, not being a hop head?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13259) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Tap. Amber brown color with medium head. Complex aroma taht last the whole brew. Flavor is excellent with blend of character and good alcohol bite at finish. Drink one or have first.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Garbbled (24) - Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2005
When baby hop plants are planted in the field, they go to sleep each night dreaming of someday being used in a beer like Arrogant Bastard Ale. Careful when you drink it however, you may go to sleep and wake up with a powerful headache.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jackamackson (127) - USA - FEB 12, 2005
on tap. this beer I thought was okay at first, but it has grown on me-its probably my most frequent choice. nice dark red with a frothy off white head. it laces well as I get through the glass. aroma is very hoppy and flowery, a little sweet. mostly hops in the flavor, but some maltiness shines through in the middle, but the hops come back to get you in the finish, and the aftertaste makes you want to drink more and more. not the best beer I have had, but It is my favorite because I could drink it anytime.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - FEB 11, 2005
Dark amber color with a strong and lasting tan head. The nose is strong with flowery hops...a great treat in the first sip, the flowery bitter hops hit first followed by a dry yet sweet malt flavor and finished with more hop bite. Very good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghett0yeti (29) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2005
This is fantastic stuff. I remember the first time I had it. I was 20. I poured it into a glass and thought to myself "something is wrong with this beer, the head is discolored". Now that Iím slightly older and less wiser Iíve come to appreciate a great beer when Iíve had one. Hops, man. Stone loves them hops, and so do I.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerlist (23) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 8, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2005 Aroma is primarily hoppy, but there is some sweetness to it as well. Reddish brown in color, holds its head pretty well. Tons of flavor, plenty of malt and hops to go around. Definitely not a beer for the Bud Light crowd, but if you like your beers intense, this is a good choice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopmaster (7) - redlands, California, USA - FEB 7, 2005 does not count
Love the hoppy aspect of this beer, but have to say that with all the hype, Iím surprised itís not *more*. Have had (and made) more complex and tasty homebrew IPAís, which is the category that this beer really shold be in, though I have to admit that the character and consitency of this beer, from itís chocolatey clearness to the delightfully tan head and pretty lacing would be hard to duplicate in a homebrew. Good beer, but as with a lot of microbrews, too many bandwagoneers hopping on to laud itís greatness. Thereís a lot of microbreweries in the US making comparable or better beers without receiving the accolades.


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