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RATINGS: 3705   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This is an aggressive beer. You probably wonít like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2003 Pours a dark, clear deep brown color with a big, lingering off-white head. Nothing but strong hops in the aroma, so much so that it almost seems to burn my nose. Full bodied and not as bitter as the aroma leads you to believe. The flavor is magnificent, with a strong hoppiness that is countered by a wonderful malty sweetness. The finish is mostly hops with a lingering bitterness and piney aftertaste. I can"t wait to try the Double Bastard Ale.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
garyp699 (9) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 23, 2002 does not count
This beer teeters between extreme caramel (Crystal Malt 120L) and harsh bitterness (Chinook hops). In other words, two-dimensional. I love almost all beer, but this one did NOT have me going back for more.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2003 Very strong, very tasty. The label boasts about the aggressive hops and krikey is it true. Red color almost looks like cherry kool-aid, but with a great head. This beer will kick your ass but like some bazarre beer dominatrix it somehow feels so good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2002
This is a big beer. It extremely hoppy so make it the last one of the night. Intense bitterness finds reasonable balance with the pronounced maltiness. Heavily hopped.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FunkDaMan (38) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 9, 2002
when you pour a bottle of this, youíre in true greatness. every brewery should strive to be like Stone.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mancer99 (13) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2002
Love the attitude, unfortunately it looks like the bastard is right. For me the bitterness ends up overwhelming the promising initial taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - SEP 2, 2002
Tasted on tap in Columbus, OH and in bottle in Columbus. Resiny hop flavor - very heavy on the Chinook. Complexity between hops and malt profile. Definitely a step up from their IPA. Good stuff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 31, 2002
Deep ruby color. Large head. Floral hop aroma supersceded by strong caramel malt aroma. Quite bitter. Very malty. Strong caramel flavor. Very strong floral hop flavor. Very full bodied. Nice beer! Might benefit from aging to round it a little.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joet (2263) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 28, 2002
A temporary faux-Cascade floral nose, ebbing to pine, and then robust vine blending with candy sugar and when warm - some musk. The body is all all the rich dark color and hardy fine head suggest. Itís medium-full, creamy and hoppy to the bejeezus. It finishes very clean and soft for such a hoppy beer. The 7.2% is clearly obvious as it warms. This beer gets great scores despite my personal preference for less straight up and more Cascadian brews. Well done!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3175) - Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2002
<P>I really wish I could have liked this beer, not because of itís marketing (which is pretty damn cool) but because it is a great beer in almost every aspect. It had a beautiful dark red hue that is unusual for a beer not flavored with a berry. There was a complete lack of head, but I may have been overly careful after an experience with a bottle of Guinness earlier in the weekend. The aroma was nicely hopped and hinted of a complex flavor. The flavor itself was complex and very Belgian-like with hints of fruitiness and other hard to identify flavors. The problem came in the overwhelming bittereness. It was just too strong and ended up overwhelming all of the other flavors in the beer. This however may change, (originally all beer tasted this way to me, and I may have still been recovering my taste for beer after a small hangover from late in the previous week) so I may have to come back and rerate this beer later. <P>rerate 8-29-02: Itís only been a few months since my original rating and already the íoverwhelming bitternessí has changed to easily palateable bitterness. Nice creamy foam pitted head this time. Too dark to be called off-white. Body is reddish brown, nice but not exceptional. Aroma is some sweet malt and a slightly pine-liek hop bite. Flavor bites first, a little interesting maltiness in the middle and some fruitiness (I could have sworn it was peach there a couple of times, but it became more vague after that) It ends with a fairly short, bitter finish.


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