porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(22 oz. bottle from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/massachusetts/w target=blank>Julio’s Liquors, cellared for 9 mos. after purchase) A hoppy one for sure...Pours cloudy medium-dark amber with a firm one finger of lightly amberish biege head. Very good-looking beer when poured. Nose is caramel and vanilla, as well as pine and grapefruit rind. Mouthfeel smooth and soft, a little bit of heft. Heavy, foamy rings of lacing. Flavor is pretty much about the hops, quite bitter up front and on through finish. A good solid dose of pine and grapefruit over a lighter dose of vanilla and caramel maltiness. A little too heavy on the hops for me but nose, palate and appearance all very nice.
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Light brown with two finger head. Quite malty base with hops to match. I imagine when this was first released, it was crazy, but this is pretty mild now compared to other hop bombs. It does have pretty nice balance between malt and hops.
mstrcrwly (9) - New York, USA - DEC 2, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bomber poured into a Bitburger tall glass..can you say HOPS..Stone is known for their hop forward ales and this one is no exception..bitter,bitter and..did i say bitter? piney,nutty aroma..definitely gonna buy this again.
rlpeeler (46) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler from Liquor Barn. Pours a hazy dark brown with very little head a bit muddy looking. Taste is overwhelmingly hops. There is a hint of malt on the back of the tongue but it cannot overcome the dry bitter finish. The complexity may be there but for me the hops are simply too much. Seems to be a pattern with Stone Brewing. Perhaps my "palate is unworthy" or then again maybe this "liquid glory" is over hyped.
dbhenry (52) - El Paso, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Highly hopped, but not too much so, this ale has a deep golden color and an excellent head. Medium bodied, the ale has a delicious malt flavor which is pushed by the hoppiness. Overall, a very good brew.
SnakeTown (310) - SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ljusbrun med stort ljusbrunt skum! Humlig i både doft och smak! En del malt i smaken oxå!
SPDickerman (823) - Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep red with a small beige head. Smells strongly of dank earthy hops. Taste is bitter, with a wood like dryness. Full-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale finishes with a phenolic bitterness.
bergstaden (867) - Røros, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber with off white head - A strong hop aroma of a lot of pine and resin - Malt in the back but the most dominant flavour is just piney and resins from hops - The resins goes into a long bitter dry hop finish - I like hops, but this was WAY over the top with just resins and pine, not my kind of beer this
thorongil2 (912) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(tap) clear dark amber colour with a small tan head; aromas of stewed fruti; balanced flavour with a long medium bitter finish
gschrade (286) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours reddish-brown with a tan head. Taste sweet, citrus, pine, bitter. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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chuckstout (165) - Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoy by 12/25/13- citrus, pine dankness, pours a candy red with a big dense off white head. Strong heavy bitterness, citrus, caramel, pine, a touch creamy resin good mouthfeel.