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RATINGS: 3595   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2003
malty, almost scotch-like aroma. Pours an amber red, a tad cloudy with a frothy head. Very heavy mouthfeel similar to a scottish ale. The commercial description is quite accurate. This beer has bite! Very strong hops...almost to its detriment as it effects the overall balance. Hops crush all other aspects of the beer. Once you get used to it, it settles down. Not a beer for the timid.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 17, 2003
Deep red color and Strong full bodied flavor. Stone brewery is fast becoming a favorite of mine.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sloth (2488) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2003
Beautiful bright amber/copper color.Rocky light brown head that hangs leaving a nice lacing all the way down.Malty,nutty,spicey hop aroma.Full bodied brew.Spicey hop flavors and sweetness up front.Bready,fruity flavors that work together very well with the hop flavors,balanced.Nice creamy,chewy big bodied brew with a balanced bitterness in the finish.An well balanced big beer.Incredible!7.2% alc. is nice also.Fantastic brew!Need some to lay down.Would age well i,m sure.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DOdubble (92) - UVA, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2003
This is some good stuff. Assaults the palate with a strong bitter taste unlike anything ive ever had.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jefyou (39) - Menlo Park, California, USA - FEB 14, 2003
Stck in a Holiday Inn in Flagstaff, AZ I wandered across the sreet to a gas station to buy a couple of beers. I bought this brew and what a find. This is an excellent ale! Nice dark copper color, a small head, pine scent, tremendous flavor, very enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Larks (3) - North Bend, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2003 does not count
Want to chew a beer? If you are a bud light lover, you will not like this beer. If you however like strong bitter beers, this is your beer. This is definately an agressive beer to quote Greg Koch. One of my personal favs.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2003
Dark red in color. A strong, harsh piney aroma. The bitterness is not balanced well in my opinion, or maybe I'm just getting fed up with beers that pretend to be great through high IBUs. Assertive but not balanced right. Not a big fan of this one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
MTNMAN509 (14) - Goleta, California, USA - FEB 6, 2003
Good stuff. Skunky aroma, a little bitter, yet easy going. This was very enjoyable to me. I give props to the fine brewers over at Stone for this one. Go so cal!

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.


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