NationWide (12) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2003
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The local grocery store just started carrying this, which is kinda amazing since our college town tends to focus more on selling cases of Busch or Keystone or whatever cheap crap is popular at the moment...Hopefully this is one bastard that will stick around for awhile.
First things first, this is a Big Beer: Big Taste, Big Aroma, Big Hops, Big Deep Blood-Red Color. The scent hits you the moment you crack the bottle open- fruity, hoppy, INSANELY strong. Pours with a nice brown-tan head that quickly diminishes into a little top-fizz. Tastes about how it smells, monstrously hoppy with a strong bite and aftertaste that keeps going for ages. To be honest, I'm worthy enough to like this for the great, ultra-strong beer that it is, but I'm not worthy enough to fully appreciate everything that there is about this beer. Still though, a great beer, and well worth the $3.38 pricetag.
verbivore (12) - Sunset Valley, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I keep wanting to dislike this beer. I want to take them up on their arrogance. But it's sooooo good, dammit! Big head, almost opaque (muddy) amber. Lots of hoppiness, bitter on the finish. Truly a nice ale. Even if I want to hate it.
beersun (12) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very malty and strong beer. Interesting upfront, but difficult to have much of this brew. A good example of extreme beer. Id prefer a bit of balance.
JNSTEX (12) - Bryan, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Popped the top..."low and behold"..the roasted smell lingered from the bottle with seriousness. Poured it in to a cold glass and and its dark brownish-red color was tantalizing and complex when tasted. This beer is brewed right ! Strong "Roasted Hops" flavor with enough power to back it up..As it states on the bottle "YOU’RE NOT WORTHY"...words speak for its self’..and so does this beer...
tugg407 (12) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells grapefruit, pine...tastes the same. Very good ! It has a long lasting grapefruit aftertaste.
The bottle is wrong, I do like it!
herbsmoker99 (11) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 26, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
the perfect beer! not for pussys though
eRenner (11) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This notably strongly hopped American is exactly what one likes (as I do!) for the non weak at heart. The complexity of flavor to include grapefruit, caramel, freshly cracked malts, and dark fruits are exquisitely combined to produce this product. I have enjoyed this several times at local pubs, or in the peaceful setting of my home and every time this beverage shines through. Relatively thick head, excellent palate, and an appropriate color are to be found. It is consistent and only can be beaten by it’s bigger brother, Double Bastard!
slaterock (11) - USA - JAN 9, 2004
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
after a hundred or so beers this is my favorite. I found one of these while visiting family in tennessee. Only beer the store sold. I had just got back from dining out and had 3 pints of sierra nevada and was welcomed with this beauty. Since then I have ordered 24 from california. Anyway, smells of malt, tastes smokey for a hoppy beer. Tons of flavor, read below.
tennmonkey (11) - USA - JAN 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I just discovered this one a few months ago. And I like it. Bitter, but tangy....I'm not sure what they've done but I hope they keep it up.
rafalweb (11) - USA - OCT 14, 2005
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Ouch. This stuff will blow your head off if you’re not expecting its flavor. The great diatribe on the back of the bottle is right....not everyone will like it. I liked it though. Brown, lots of hops, very strong and bitter in the end. An acquired taste, but once acquired, is quite enjoyable. Just remember, it’s pretty strong.