Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 3855   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cobra (1100) - - APR 28, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2005 It’s a prime example of an American Brown ale. Malty, complex, hoppy, this beer has it all. Pours out a dark copper color, my guess is ~12 - 15 Lovibond. Plenty of head on this brute, with malty aromas up front, and a hop backbone that’ll crush any competition. Excellent balance of hops & malts here.Long lasting lace that made it to the bottom of the glass. No small feat there. Caramel aroma, with a touch of fruitness, but finishes very dry. Not sweet at all, in my opinion. Nice finish as it’s swallowed. If you’re worthy, buy yourself as much as you can, while you can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3605) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2008 Gorgeous maroon-amber. Hop aroma was the best part. The alcohol was well hidden and the body is smooth, tasty and drinkable, with a superb malt backbone. Excellently crafted and perilously drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2003
Dark amber w/ finger of tan foam. Fresh, floral, leafy citrus nose. Firm & full bodied. An aggressively bitter beer w/ an excellent malt background. Extremely well-balanced & eminently quaffable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2003
I like the appearance. It pours a nice thick head, and has a good dark rich color to it. The aroma is nice, but you can tell going in that it's going to be a bitter ride. I think they tried too hard with the hops. There are other flavors there that are trying to get through to your taste buds, but can't because the bitterness is just too overpowering. They tried so hard to make it bitter that it cheapened the flavor of an otherwise excellent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2003 Poured a beautiful dark amber color with a nice fluffy orangy-beige head. Piney, citrusy hoppy fragrance smells great. Very velvety feel, very smooth on the palate and tasting very bitter with almost an ESB type of bitterness to it that lingers for quite awhile. In fact it doesn't want to let go. A pleasant maltiness underneath, but obviously overpowered by bitterness. Name suits it well, arrogantly bitter. Bitter Bitter Bitter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deprogram (115) - Renton, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2003 22 oz Draft My first experience (a long time ago, it seems) with the Stone Brewing Company, the striking packaging of this beer drew me in, and many bottles, pitchers, and glasses later its still just as strong, biting, and assertive. Excellent deep color, good head, wonderful depth of flavor, potent and hoppy. A fine beer from a remarkable brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2003
I'm sure what to think of this one yet. It's good but the flavor changes. So far, so good, however.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2003
Dark brown with a real pretty head on it. Aroma has a bit of fruitiness to it, carmel and hops. A bit of a barley wine type fruitiness to this beer but then it is a big enough beer to be a barley wine. Hop bitterness is dominant but not overly so, carmel and roasted flavor are here as well. Big hops, big malt and a high alcohol punch this is just a big big beer. Call it beer concentrate

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2003
Very nice reddish amber color.Tall foamy head.sweet malty aroma,as well as a very nice sweet fruity aroma hard to describe the fruit but it has an almost bubble gum aroma,very nice,and a definate hop presence but not overly so just the right amount.The flavor is fantastic malty sweet with a mild punch of hops,with a strong taste of what i would say is grapefruit.kind of like an intense alcohol infused can of squirt.That leaves a citrus,hop after taste that is more then pleasant but fantastic.This is one smooth brew with everything i'm looking for flavor,hops and just a total all around drinkability that i haven't run into until now.The double bastard was good but i think the arrogant bastard slightly edges it out.the taste is there the alcohol is there and they are fused in a manner that makes it very harmonious.what a trade this is the best ASA hands down.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hopjack13 (1) - California, USA - APR 9, 2003 does not count
hard to drink anything else once you've developed a taste for this fine hand crafted ale.makes serria nevadas pale ale taste like water.

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