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RATINGS: 3498   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle from Trader Joeís, Sunnyvale. Great beer; aromas of cherry and grass. Very balanced flavour, with a nice bitter bite.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mdindy (31) - Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2014
very dark red pour with foamy head. aroma mostly of hops. powerful malty taste heavily hopped. strong boozy under tones with some carmal and pine flavors. thick flavor and slightly harsh, strong but great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Keg at Vitoís. Served far too cold. Pours a deep ruby red, with a thin patchy beige head, reasonable lacing. Rich toffee, some dank hops, slightly rich resin on the nose. Medium boozy and caramel sweetness followed by a nice hop bite. Bitter, dry and full finish. Not overly complex for a strong ale, but tasty and satisfying nonetheless.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotchzombie (286) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours ruddy reddish brown and mostly clear - like iced tea - with a massive, diversely bubbled and cratery head in off-white. Aroma is citrus hop resin and arrogant earthy and pungent roasted malts. Taste is rich toffee roasted malts that almost resolve to porterous chocolate but then see-saw into a piney hop finish that lingers as bitterness before malty after mouthfeel. Damn good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 8, 2014
A great beer. Back in the day it was one of the more aggressive beers you could buy. Its still a solid hop effort, though not particularly balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
renffisch (723) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at Hennesys San Diego, after my boss decided go order me the strongest beer they had. Luckily itís only 7.2 but surprisingly it doesnít taste it, donít get me wrong this packs a punch, but with its juicy fresh hoppiness this an amazingly enjoyable beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoshuaMason (27) - - FEB 7, 2014
Vintage: 2013 Appearance: Deep amber, copper; Dense off-white head; great lace; great carbonation Smell: Molasses; Pine; Smoke; Like a wonderful campfire in the forest. Taste: Toasty Malts; Molasses; Smoke; Piney hop goodness, Resiny finish Mouth-feel: Medium Body; Lingering Resiny finish, Dry. Overall: Complex, Balanced, StrongÖ Like a good woman.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niksko (263) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2014
Pours a lovely ruby red with a finger of foamy off white head.
You can smell it from across the room. Aromatic bitter orange and grapefruit, pine resin, sticky toffee. Enticing.
Flavor is lovely. Juicy orange and grapefruit from the hops, some pine, some caramel, and a strong bitter finish that hangs around in your mouth.
Body is pretty heavy, but the mouthfeel is smooth.
Canít fault this beer. Itís juicy, hoppy, rich and delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Buongiorgio00 (576) - - FEB 4, 2014
Sa come prenderti questa arrogante bastarda. Ti circuisce con un gusto maltato, arricchito da note di caramello, toffee che tendono al dolce, per poi sbeffeggiarti con la pungente tendenza erbacea dei luppoli, senza risparmiarti nemmeno una irriverente sfumatura citrica. Maledetta tentatrice!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1108) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2014
640mL bottle Enjoy by 01/27/14? Beautiful looking beer presents itself in my "IPA glass"; deep burnish copper body, good clarity, pours a big rocky head that settles down with big clumps of lace. Intense aroma; hops dominate with plenty of pine & citrus, not to be overshadowed, plenty of malt in the works with notes of toffee, toasted nuts, biscuit and faint coffee undertones. Big rich body, oily, sticky, resiny, lingers long on the palate. Moderately high carbonation. Palate explodes with big upfront malt; more biscuit and toffee sweetness. Hops cut through with a barrage of citrus rind, dried herbs, cut grass and pine needle. Strong lingering persists, well balanced, alcohol sneaks in pretty much undetected. Big brash hoppy beer; does what it says on the label!


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