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RATINGS: 3577   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2003
Wow, the best of the three Stone Brewing Co. beers I've tried. A intersting red amber awaits you as the bottle is poured. A interesting blend of citrus and and other bitter flavors are expierenced. Would recommend this beer to anyone. Thanks mwsf for the Stone's experience.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkaufman (129) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2003
Pours a nice deep amber color with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and pine immediately greets you. The flavor has as complex a hop flavor as any beer I can recall. Grass, pine, and citrus hop flavors all blend well on a background of malt sweetness. An excellent beer that hides it's strength well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2003
Long live the Bastard. Great beer. Just the right amount of hop flavor. Looked great. Poured great.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickerbocker (13) - USA - JAN 31, 2003
Great Ale the way it is supposed to taste. Good Finish great hop taste, very smooth, one of the best

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2003
What can I say? I love hops and this is aggressively hopped. It can be overbearing at times but what hopfiend doesn't like to be bullied by hop intensity.

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
yopparai (22) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2003
seriously damn that description shit. if i dont have the sophistication to enjoy the taste of someone shatting in my mouth then thas ok with me. but, one good thing is the percentage is above average, but the price and the taste makes me feel like i paid for someone to crap in my mouth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 23, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2004 Dark brown/red in color, with a large, tan head. Pretty hoppy aroma, with a bit of lime, faint hints of malt, caramel. Flavor is hoppy and slightly bitter throughout, some dark fruit notes, a touch of sweetness early on. A true consistently great brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (1844) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 18, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2006 22oz. Bomber. This one pours a bit "Thick". There was a bit of an off white head. The beer is a bit clear, and a reddish amber color. Extremely malty with a nice hop afterbite. Unique taste. There is a bit of fruitiness in there. It is very potent. This is one my wife will definitely NOT like. I am Worthy!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guinness4life (37) - USA - JAN 18, 2003
Good, but not great ale. Lacks head, but still probably one of the best american beers out there. For a strong beer it is a good example of the style. It's nicely bitter with a crisp aftertaste and somewhat hoppy. I've tasted numerous ales similar to this. It doesn't stack up to belgian strong ales but is good in its own right. The alcohol manages to be filling without being overpowering and can't be tasted. It's a tad on the (over)pricey side and difficult to acquire outside CA. On an unrelated note : if you collect beer bottles this is a must as the bottle is hysterical. In short a good beer, but it doesn't reinvent the wheel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Reddish Brown color with virtually no head. You can see the carbonation. Fruity...grapefruit...hoppy aroma. A bitter flavor with a fruity note. Of course a great beer.


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