Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 3837   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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.

finn1918's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
finn1918 (232) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Pours a deep clear amber/ruby with 2 fingers of off-white pillowy head. Aroma is big on the grapefruits and pine. Taste is some subtle malts that are hidden behind the hops. Long, clean bitter finish. Truth be told, if you blindfolded me and gave me this beer, I would say I was drinking an IPA. Bitterness is more intense than most IPA’s, even. The bottle is right in that this is not for beginners, even though this is Stone’s de facto flagship beer. Reasonably priced at 3.99-4.99 a 22oz bomber.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nazbion (142) - Tübingen, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2015
Pours dark amber with persistent creamy beige head. Aroma of malts, caramel, bread, pine and some spices. Taste is sweet and bitter, with lingering bitterness. Medium body, sticky, alcohol well inserted. A great craft for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (3083) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle at tasting. Copper color. Aroma of caramelised malt and pine mostly. Simple taste of caramel, malt, pine and a dry grassy finish. Nice, but really overrated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ANZUShophunter (136) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2015
On tap at Prince Alfred Hotel, Ipswich. Copper in colour with a frothy head and nice lacing. Rich malt profile with a strong bitter palate that make it one strong brew as advertised. One to be savoured.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (1030) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 22, 2015
Caoba oscuro limpio y espuma beis compacta. Aromas de frutos rojos, melaza, especias, anis, naranja, pino. Cuerpo meloso medio, sabor inicial dulce, frutos rojos, anís, melaza y final de amargor intenso y resinoso.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Achel (239) - GREECE - SEP 21, 2015
A deep red beer with a beutiful head. The aroma is sweet with notes of alcohol and berries. The flavor is very complex with notes of cowberries, grass and enourmous amounts of hops which makes the end extremely grassy and dry. A wonderful beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yy0pp (967) - - SEP 17, 2015
On tap. Deep amber color with tiny head. Aroma - Strawberry marmelade, dark fruit, caramel. Taste - Light sweetness, very bitter, pine, toffee, citrus, herbs. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sulawang (743) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2015
Visual: Pours deep translucent reddish-brown with a gorgeous super frothy lasting head, very sticky thick lacing, 2mm retention, barely any activity - a bubble here and there. Nose: light toasted caramel malts, a touch of booze, citrusy hop cones. (lvl-3)-pungency Attack: immediate biting bitter hops, silky-micro bubbly feel Mid-palate: metallic, (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) toffee malts, brown sugar, pine hops Finish: bold hoppy bitter dryness, grass, bitter finish. Summary: Full-bodied, great texture, bold bitter hops, sweet malty mids = overall great balance and complexity to keeps you sipping and flavour searching. Could be a little less aggressively bitter at the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ffaoe (354) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2015
slight malt and faint roasty aroma. brown in color with a nice head. malty with nice roasted malt flavors, hints of coffee upfront, finishes with hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajtrupp (314) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Bold hoppiness with a semi dry finish. I know I’ve had it before, but am surprised I haven’t rated it before.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Steffan (14) - WALES - SEP 10, 2015
Aggressive beer this is indeed! Nice mahogany colour but that’s all that’s going for it, extremely heavy mouthfeel, rough tastes of pine, sour grapefruit and hops as strong as turpentine. Couldn’t finish it.

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