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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Ridge Runnerís big brother. Watch out. 100 IBU. 10%.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arojewski (50) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Pours deep honey to dark from the bottom with a thick foamy and clinging head. For itís ABV itís extremely palatable, with deep roasted notes and a wonderful after taste. Best barleywine Iíve tasted so far.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3226) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Pours a hazy caramel color with a medium off white head. Aroma has an oaky earthy hoppiness. Flavor follows suit with layers of candied fruit and toffee. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is hoppy/fruity/oaky and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2900) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2012
The aroma is perfumy, caramel. The appearance is dark red/brown, cream-colored head. the flavor is like the aroma, perfume and flowers up front, with some strong caramel and brown sugar type maltiness. The finish is floral hops again. Definitely a hop forward beer. Medium to medium-thick in body. Not bad at all. Too many floral hops. really much more an IIPA than Barley Wine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep ruby brown with a slight off-white halo and no lacing. Big sweet, slightly citrusy, slightly appley aroma. Big, hop-forward flavor with sticky sweet malt balance. A bit smoky on the tongue. Not bad at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2067) - Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Dark amber/brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, citrus hops, & some fruit; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, spicy hops, dark fruit, citrus, and some caramel; Finish is bitter with some alcohol; Fairly well balanced; Overall, has some character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5087) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Split a 22oz bottle three ways. Poured a slightly hazy dark amber color with a medium/small off-white head. Not sure how old the bottle is (no brewed on or best by date) so it may have been a little old. There are certainly notes of hops in here, with a strong malt backing. Sweet caramel malt notes. Alcohol legs on this one, itís a bit boozy, but just enough bitterness to cut through it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Pours chocolate and deep brown mahogany with short lived but large white head. Lots of residual lacing. Aroma of citrus hops and sugar cookies. Tastes of grapefruit. Very bitter. But doesnít follow through into aftertaste. Some subtle sweetness of cookie.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdgf06 (19) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Strong hop aroma. Strong malt finish. Less extreme aftertaste than most IPAs. Rock Art 4 Life! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2515) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2012
Pours a dirty brown with a medium frothy brown top. Aroma is sweet caramel and toffee malts with an earthy hop. Taste has a start of earthy hop bitterness, coupled with the caramel and sweetness of the malt and ends with a nice bitterness. Great beer but the hops donít stand out as much as I expected.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesewelch (38) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 20, 2012
From bottle. Caramel malts. Crisp. Dark amber nearly brown. Tan head. Light bitterness. Medium bodied. Bitter finish. This tastes a little better than the Rock Art Ridge Runner and itís branded as the Ridge Runnerís big brother. Overall, itís a pretty good barelywine beer with only a slight bitter aftertaste.


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