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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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A Portland Classic! This strong ale has a deep mahogany color and is crafted with seven different specialty malts. A touch of smoked malt gives it a complex aroma and incredible flavor. LSD is also generously hopped with six hop varieties to help create an awesome beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3383) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 16, 2006
8 ounce sample at the brewpub. Sweet, sticky, caramelly malt aroma with some hints of dark fruits, like raisins. There is also a perfumey and floral aroma. Develops a more orangey citrus aroma as this warms. Transparent mahogany color with a small, fleeting whitish head. Thinnish body is the first thing I notice about this. Palate then gets barraged by citrus hops to start, followed by some roasty malts. Finishes dry, VERY hopped with lots of grapefruit. This beer is a wanna-be Arrogant Bastard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2006
See, this falls back into my same gripe. This is does not fit the category that it is brewed in. Way too light in style, with a signifigant maltiness, great flavor, but the hop profile that is present in the aroma, is just not followed in the flavor profile, it is there but it is strongly lacking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2005
Thin white head, pours orange color. Smells hoppy but not strongly. Taste is somewhat hoppy but somewhat bland too. Palate is too watery. More complexity and hoppiness would be nice. I thought this was an IPA and not a strong ale, just a low hop IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2005
On tap at New Old Lompoc. Cloudy amberish brown with a white head. Aroma of hops and caramel. Flavor has notes of toasted malt, a hint of roastiness, big caramel, toffee with plenty of bitter hops on the back end. Very well balanced. Full, creamy body with moderate carbonation. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2005
The bar keeper was nice enough to give me samples of both the regular draft, and the nitro version. The nitro LSD had a strange vinegar and yogurt nose. The flavor was drained and unpleasant, but the regular LSD was quite the opposite. Hard fruit, and roasted malt aroma. Nice and inviting. Hard fruit, lightly smoked, with just a touch of chocolate. Hints of alcohol and complexities. This brew is almost like a fusion of scottish ale and IPA. Not a bad beer, just skip the nitro LSD.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 8, 2004
on tap at the brewpub. dark orange. curious mix of dark malts and piney hops, seemed stragely subdued for a strong ale though

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2004
RBSG 2004, On nitro tap: Orange ruby with a thin bubbled white head. Light sweet aroma with some pine hops. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8295) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Dark orange or brown color. Burnt malts and a little scotch. Hoppy nose, good dark hoppy bite.. woody.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 2, 2004
Dark copper color. Small head. Aroma is caramel with a touch of smoke. A medium bodied strong ale. Malts are roasted, toffee, dark fruit and a touch of wood. Touches of wood and smoke. Kind of a very hoppy Scottish Ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Dark copper with a creamy tan head. Medium citrus hops and a smoky aroma. Flavor is caramel and citrus hops. Medium bodied, decent stuff.

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