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RATINGS: 3822   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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.


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 (128) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2003
Long live the Bastard. Great beer. Just the right amount of hop flavor. Looked great. Poured great.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickerbocker (13) - USA - JAN 31, 2003
Great Ale the way it is supposed to taste. Good Finish great hop taste, very smooth, one of the best

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2003
What can I say? I love hops and this is aggressively hopped. It can be overbearing at times but what hopfiend doesn't like to be bullied by hop intensity.


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