OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark amber colour with a moderate tan coloured frothy and rocky head that slowly diminishes. Pungent, slightly spicy and floral aroma with toffee notes. Deep floral and perfumed bitterness growing bigger and bigger and lingering on the finish. Medium to full body, but refreshing and quenching. Very good, definitely aggressive, but a bit on the straightforward side.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Sunset Bar and Grill, Boston, MA.</br> Amber with a fine lacy off-white head. Big fruity aroma, grapefruit. Big bitter start with plenty of flavour but not what I like.
flemdawg (558) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy red color with an off white head. Very hoppy aroma. Big hop flavor and grapefruits as well. Wonderful beer.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
opaque ruby color. thick head to begin with that leaves early on. pleasant florally smell of hops. i do love that smell. and yes, the hop aftertaste is kick ass
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2004 One of my favorites. So nicely hopped and malty, I enjoy drinking it when I need a good bolt of flavor, or when I've been crossed by an arrogant bastard.
IDogg (72) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, this beer lives up to its name and prevents me from being a true professional beer drinker. I personally do not enjoy it but it does have a lot of quality and depth like they claim. I give it nice props for the appearance which is unique. I also prefer on tap over bottle, but you have to know a good bar to find it on tap. Bitter aftertaste could be toned down, i do not need my beer slapping me in my mouth after I drink it. Still a good heavy beer to check out
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber in color with a small white head.Citrus,roasted malt and earthy aroma.Huge hop flavor to go along with bitterness and a decent malt backbone.Bitter,bitter,bitter,hops,hops,hops. I may not be worthy, but I'm going keep drinking anyway.
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good strong, hoppy ale with sort of an abrupt finish. Typical Stone brewing with the great hops and color (deep amber/almost copper color) with short head but good lacing. Grapefruit, maybe brown sugar hints. This is a good ale, but the finish is too short for a real hop head. Nice brew.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It's hoppy. Go figure. A hoppy beer from Stone. Hey, I accidentally dumped way too many hops in my latest homebrew! I'm qualified to be a Stone brewmaster!
beastiefan2k (3324) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer isn't joking, most people will not like it because its very bitter. Very nice shade of brown with a regular head. If you like something that will kick you in the balls then this is the beer for you.