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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 81   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Bear Republic ⁄ Fat Headís ⁄ Stone TBA Stats: 7.1% abv, 81 IBUs Availability: Limited 12oz bottles & draft, beginning February 27th Distribution: AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, MA, NC, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT, WA Malts: Pale 2ĖRow, Crystal 60, Toasted Wheat, Victory, and Chocolate Malt Hops: Bravo, Brewerís Gold, Cascade, and Columbus Brewers:


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2012
ottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of cocoa, carmel, citrus, light earthiness and light brown sugar. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, earthiness and light citrus with a smooth moderatly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crackedmachine (469) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Pours a cloudy, slightly translucent brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of citrus, toffee, sweet malt. Flavor has upfront citrus/orange hops alongside a nutty, toffee character, a bit of maple, and a very slight medicinal note in the finish. Medium bodied and drinkable. This beer is Interesting, tasty, and as advertised, has some great hop flavors. Well worth a try, though not one of my favorite Stone collaborations.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1111) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2012
12oz bottle from Binnyís Lakeview. Pours an amber-brown color with a big, off white head. Aroma is hoppy, pine and citrus, orange maybe. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty and hoppy, interesting combination, not roasty like a black IPA, more orange citrus flavor, with a light, bitter finish. Interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluejacket74 (1267) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Served in a mug, the beer pours a murky mahogany brown color with about an inch tan head. Head retention is good, and thereís a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice but weak, the brew smells like citrusy hops (grapefruit, orange peel), caramel and toasted malt, molasses, piney hops and brown sugar. The taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but with a slight nutty flavor also noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick and creamy and is well carbonated (maybe has a bit too much carbonation). Yep, itís a hoppy brown ale. Unfortunately, itís not a great one. I think itís a decent brew, but it just seems that thereís something missing that could have made this beer better. Oh well, itís still worth trying.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Pours ruby brown, beige head. Aroma of hops, toffee. Taste is mostly malty, some roast, some hop, but itís mild. Pretty good, not as flavorful as I was expecting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4226) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
12 oz bottle. Clear dark brown pour, light tan head. Sweet malts, nutty, bitter citrusy hops, notes of chocolate, and a bit herbal. Like a strong brown, nother special, but still a nice beverage.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
That1Guy (1882) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Crushed at Lyons Fork. Saw the collaboration and decided I must try this.12 oz bottle pours a murky dark brown with a light bubbly head. Fruity, lightly hoppy aroma, with a medicinal hint. Dark fruits, molasses, a bit of a hop bite.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (1192) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Not much going on with the aroma. Faint hop smell. Tast is a sweel brown ale, more hops than typical for the style. A bit of smoke and maple syrup. My forst thought was maple syrup of beer. Overall a decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6197) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2012
Tap at Stone Bistro. It pours cloudy brown, with a thin off-white head. The nose is grass, pine, lime pith, hay, caramel and Turkish Delight. The taste is wood, grass, leather, hay, roasted malt, caramel, coffee beans and citrus pith, with a long bitter-dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Decent, if a bit unexciting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2012
A huge aroma of citrusy hops and esters (ethyl acetate-nail polish remover) erupt from a pillow white head atop a clear mahogany body. Medium body of roasted malt and dextrins quickly morphs into pleasantly bitter grapefruity hops. Fantastic cold but the esters and fusels are really taking over as this beer warms up. Hmmm...


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