Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 4096   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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 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. Dremo’s. 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.

   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.

   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 man’s ale, not for the faint of heart or bubbly urine drinkers. The drink I revert to when I don’t know what else to drink, and it never ever gets old. It’d be nice if they would start selling these in 12 ounce 6 packs though..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2004
I’ve 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 I’ll buy a whole case.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2004
This is brew is one of those types that i don’t get to try very often due to always trying new beers, but evey now and again i get another sample and it always truely amazes me. Just a powerful brew with a thick sweetness up front that would be totally unacceptable alone, but is leveled out by a big hop finish. Great caramel malt taste upfront, with a sweet stick to you palate thickness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGenius (154) - Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2004
This is obviously a very good beer. Dark apperance, rich taste, and good aftertaste. Kinda heavy and sweet but still good. Very full taste, would be a good after dinner beer with dessert.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JdoubleyouS (82) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2004
One of my favorite beers. Dark pour with decent head, an almost caramelish flavor. Recommended to anyone, but you probably won’t like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 7, 2004
I guess I am indeed not worthy. It was solid, but not a top beer in my mind. Real dark orange with a off-white head with great lacing. Aroma was of sweet grassy hops. This one has a good hop character complimented by a caramel malt. The caramel taste is noticable right away, and then fades to a floral/grassy hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2004
Finally got to try this. A very good beer with an intenseful flavor. Pours a really nice dark appearance. So glad that I finally got to drink this beer after wanting to for a long time.

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