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RATINGS: 3497   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.


LagunaBeerMan's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LagunaBeerMan (10) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
22 oz. bottle poured into tulip glass. Nice dark burgundy copper color. Decent tan head. Bitter flavor upfront followed by well blended notes of grass, floral and coffee. Super great beer, always a favorite.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublerdad (1) - - APR 16, 2014 does not count
This is my go-to beer for everyday enjoyment. Itís got the bitterness of a really good IPA, but also has body and smoothness. The nose is wonderful, and the aftertaste is forever. The only minor flaw is that the head is just a little too bubbly and doesnít last quite as long as one might like. Now that itís in the local Costco, there is absolutely ZERO reason to experiment around. For a quiet evening at home, this is THE ONE.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firemarshal (106) - North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle. Deep reddish brown color. Aroma is brown sugar, resin. Taste is licorice, bubblegum, dank hops. Bitter, alcoholic aftertaste. All these are good things. Very well crafted brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABS (380) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 14, 2014
Brown. Hints of red. Off-white head. Malt, wort, hop and alcohol nose. Sweet. Some bitterness. High carbonation. A bit lower than medium body, which is a bit too thin for this beer in my opinion. Pine, citrus, malt, some wort, hint of metal aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Handypaul (161) - - APR 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear reddish brown with a big lasting beige head that leaves great lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel and grass. Medium body, medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter taste, soft carbonation, flavors follow the nose with the addition of citrus and spruce bitterness. Finish starts sweet and ends bitter. Wonderfully balanced and complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (357) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Aptly named marque brew that is full bodied, brilliantly balanced, and a definitive benchmark of the style.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AJK9600 (6) - Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2014 does not count
Arrogant Bastard is much as it's written on the back of the bottle. It's a delicious, up front ale that steps up and satisfies. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mandrew01 (2) - San Diego, USA - APR 11, 2014 does not count
One of the best beers. i admit Iím a little biased, Stone is my favorite Brewery, but with good reason, they make awesome beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jabic (385) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2014
Ar: Zesty orange, juicy - some faint toasted caramel. Ap: Deep amber-red, clear - large tan head with good retention, leaves foam trail and a solid cap. T: Orange, peace, and toasted caramel - some light roast, high bitterness - grapefruit and lemon - resiny, thick hop flavor - rich caramel backbone that is sweet up front, but never becomes cloying. P: Medium-full body with high carbonation - finish is dry. O: Really nice strong, hoppy American red ale - great depth of caramel flavor with big, bright hop notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
samzim (100) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
Scent of malt, toffee, and yeast. Clear ruby colour. Bitter front with notes of nuts, roasted malt, toffee, and hops. Quite strong, but equally tasty.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
keefer (1) - Washington, USA - APR 3, 2014 does not count
Although I am quite new to drinking brews and having the desire to learn and try new brews, this is one of my favorites. The bottle top is so true "Hated by many, loved by few." Not many can handle the high IBU, iíd guess around 80-83. But for me the aroma gives off the hint of a lager or low IBU brew. Great brew, loved being able to drink just one Pt! Cheers


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