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RATINGS: 814   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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The tenacious grip of big, juicy hop aroma and character slides smoothly into rich, dark malts. This heavyweight battle between fresh, Yakima Valley hops and dark, roasted malts is resolved harmoniously as the flavors merge to deliver complex satisfaction with a warming edge. Enjoy the ‘twilight’ for the bright and brassy hops!


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2010 Pours a dark red; citric aroma. This is essentially a very hoppy barley wine, or a double ipa with big malt front. Hops don’t feel fresh here, but I’m getting a more floral variety of the hop. Barley wine style caramel malt balance with a double ipa aggressive hop finish. The hops and malt intermingle to get an almost watermelon jello taste at times. Orange rind flavor comes out as it warms, 8.7% is not detectable. No real roast, or stout characters. Quite good, strong beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2009
pours mahogany brown with a fluffy tan head. aroma is sweet, sticky aromatic resiny hops and caramel. nice malty edge. flavor is BITTER floral hops, caramel, dark fruit. loads of malt, bold spicy, earthy, succulent hops. finish is long, dry, bitter. thick and heavy strong ale. glorious.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2010
The pour is a dark red with some very thick head that laces quite well. Smell has a really strong hop profile, almost too much. On the taste, the fresh hops are so strong that its almost like earwax. However, it is tempered from this by a decent malt backbone. On the aftertaste the pine comes through quite well. Though this beer is almost too agressive to be enjoyed by a casual beer drinker, it certainly is great for those who see Arrogant Bastard as too timid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndresTM (306) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 23, 2013
Hoppy, fruity, delicious aroma of NW hops, with grapefruit, pineapple, apricot, nuts, and malt. The taste is bitter, with an initial sweet, fruity impression that devolves into an earthy, peppery bitter toward the end, all along accompanied by sweet malts. Solid, medium mouthfeel. Very, very good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Odde (305) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2011
thick, sweet and rather bitter. some grass and pine. light carbonation, abrupt finish. decent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Dark, clear, amber pour with a big off-white head. Hoppy aroma with a touch of dark fruit sweetness. flavor is big, hoppy, smooth, and a slightly sweet, malty finish. Excellent brew.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Pour is a dark brown quickly diminishing white head. Smell is Roasty and piney and floral. Taste is light coffee heavy pine decent citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lightrider (300) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2013 Bottle into a goblet. Pour is a ruby black with a thick head. Aroma is hops on hops with a warm malt under tone. Taste is a ipa with a fine malt ale under merge. Finish is the same first bitter then warm. A very good ipa ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Pours a brownish red with a small tan head. The nose is strong with piney hops but there is a hint of sweetness that lingers in the background. Initially the hops really overpower anything the malts have to offer. Strong pine flavor and a big bitter punch, especially in the middle palate. The balance with the malts really shines on the finish, everything comes together in an incredibly "smooth" way. As the beer warms the malt characteristics start to show themselves, nice caramel notes and a hint of chocolate, and the beer really becomes more complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2009
On tap at Draught House in Austin. Medium to dark brown with small head. Nice american hop aroma with a hint of roast. The flavor is pretty intense with bittering hops, flavor hops, and roasted malt. It’s like an imperial brown ale with lots of American hops. It has a medium to heavy body but is balanced enough to be drinkable. Very tasty beer if you get a chance to try it.


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