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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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A Super Special Pale Ale. Amber-ish/dark orange color, quite hoppy with a fruity aroma and upfront flavor. There is a hop-bitterness sting on the tongue at first with noticeable malt reminiscent of a sweet pastry, more fruity hop flavors linger and blend into a toasty-malty balance that comes through in the finish. This full bodied ale is placed nicely on the high side of the scale.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/13/2003
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

Clear amber, fine white head, drippy lace, sweet carael malt aroma with lots of piney citrus hops, big hop flavor well balanced on top of a rich sweet carmel malt base, long bitter finish, initally a slight hint of alcohol fumes,

Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Score: **4
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10793) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2005
Bottled: Amber coloured. Clear. Dark beige head. Flowery, fruity and malty aroma. Quite distinct. Full hoppy and fruity flavour. Some cocoa notes. Full bodied and balanced. Crisp and spiced. Ends on a nice bitterness. Good one. Thanks egajdzis for trading.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10085) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2003
This beer rocks! Very handsome, crystal clear, deep golden ale. Medium-sized, frothy, off-white head. "Ring around the glass" lacing. Very complex aroma. I'm sure I'm missing things here, but I detect caramel, must, piney and peppery (jalepenos) hops. Floral hops as well. Also, vineous with hints of honey. Grapefruit and rich, sweet malt in the flavor. Not-quite-balanced and salty with some evergreen. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Lengthy, bitter... then dry finish. World class brew!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9856) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2005
Tasted as part of a vertical including the 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Anniversary beer (big thanks to egadzis!). Poured a cloudy copper color with a white head. Aromas and tastes of citrus, caramel, and light grapefruit. Lightly sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9460) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2003
Sampled at From The Vine monthly beer tasting Aug 4th, 2003: The 6th anniversary Porter was a bit of a letdown, but this beer is more along the lines of what I was hoping for. Pours a rich amber color with a medium thick light beige head. Decent lacing and mildly effervescent. Nice citrusy/hoppy aroma. More hoppy flavor than their regular Pale which is a good thing, and it retains a good balance. The finish is very resolute in the amount of hops as well. The finish is thorough and hoppy all the way. Well done.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle shared by eyedrinkale at "Drink for Charity" event at Rattle N Hum. Deep amber beer with a lot of chewy sweetness. Some sweet fruitiness and some heavy, almost clunky malty sweetness. More stickiness on the back. Still isn’t all that good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8603) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2005 Clear amber orange. Musty hopped caramel aroma. Thicker than most which are comparable. Caramel and honey hops with a big syrupy malt presence.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2003
Viscosity and girth transmitted even to the nose hairs, the sweet honey caramalt portrays the wealth of a plentiful kingdom...Fat, resinous oranges dressed in gorgeous almond skins, sipping on a Peach Schnapps'...If King Kong wanted a pale ale, I'd give him this one...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8534) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2004
A HUGE thanks to belgianhomebrew for this one. First of all, I consider this to be an Imperial IPA. The pour was turbid copper/orange, with a big, creamy white head and more lace than Oprah in lingerie. Exquisite aroma which included hops, fruit, spice, and citrus. Tastes very hoppy, with a solid malt presence, and some frutiness and finishing spiciness. The palate was medium, firm, bold. This one, to me, seemed like 3 parts I2PA + 1 part barleywine. I no longer want a Harley. I want a vertical tasting of the Stone Anniversaries.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (8514) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2003
Powerful barley wine like aroma, gorgeously thick sweet malty aroma enchants and lures you in only to have the disappoint like the stunning girl next door who turns out to have implants. Just doesn't live up to the aroma. Good beer but not great.


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