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RATINGS: 3504   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.


Hopsclation's rating

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - JUL 18, 2013
Everytime I have this beer I think i will finally conclude that its isnt all its cracked up to be. Everytime it surprises me again, as one of the best craft beers out there period! I think if stone had made it as some exclusive hard to find seasonal, it would get even high ratings than it already does. Has amazing spicy pine entry that finishes with lucious passionfruit understones. The complexity and depth of a barlywine melded with the drinkability of an apa...Even though their stupid "our beer is too intense for you" marketing gimmick has gotten old, stoneís flagship beers never will.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (749) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2014
Bottle from Bier Huis, Ossett. Clear, dark amber. Pale tan, thin, tight, lasting head. Looks boss. Bitter dark cherry chocolate. In a glass. With a head on it. Lovely.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bufordbrewer (3) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2014 does not count
Deep amber/caramel look, foamy pale brown head about index finger width that lingers, with good lacing. Bitter, but not harsh aftertaste, which follows a very slight malty first impression. Hoppy like an IPA. Resin aftertaste is the best I can come up with. Good feel in the belly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reberiii (263) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2014
Nice, classic, American strong ale with a strong hop presence. Dark brown pour from bomber, malty front, hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chadski4 (72) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 21, 2014
Sweet nose with hints of chocolate. Alcohol in the taste with a bitter finish. Well balanced with piney hop notes. Would definitely repeat but only on certain occasions.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (1195) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
(backlog recollected in abstinence) Shared tap pitcher, shared at Pork Slope, Brooklyn 09/2012.Thanks to Steve and John for taking us here!). Welcome palate rinser after an evening of bbq-sauce clad swine debauchery. Comes complete with the signature Stone palate cleaver hop profile, heavy on spruce and citric rind astringent bitterness (going on flowery, green resins) - at that clinically clean, yet from tap mercifully mellowed out by a solid and crisp pale malt randiance. Not necessarily an ideal subtle aperitif, but very well made.

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 (108) - 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 (387) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
steez (20) - Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2014
Interesting blast of bitterness out of the bomber. Then....as if by magic it disappears. Then its enjoyable and I could imagine ordering another if I were at a bar. Cool deep copper color nice head thatís thin but hangs right in there. Not too shabby...Probably great with grilled meats,would buy again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lag91 (55) - Milton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
Beautiful beer reach deep color. Aroma is floral hops. Taste is indeed aggressive with a strong hop flavor throughout accented by small roasty notes


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