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RATINGS: 4266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This is an aggressive beer. You probably won’t like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.

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3.6
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2006
22 oz bottle poured a brownish amber with an average to small head. The aroma was so complex i couldnt even distinguish everything. Definitely quite a bit of citrus and grapefruit, yet still had a sweet smell. The alcohol was well masked and did not stand out out all. This was also a very bitter beer which was bit over the top at first but once you get to the bottom of the bottle, the alcohol has numbed some of the bitterness. Great beer to have every once and awhile, but not an everyday beer for me.

3.8
murawski (160) - USA - FEB 10, 2006
Nice aroma of hops and sweet malts, and a nice rich amber-brown appearance. Very balanced , deep flavor with some strong hops. Warm mouthfeel, but a bit fizzy. Overall, excellent. Great ale for a snowy weekend.

3.9
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Bottle. Upfront strong american hop citrus aroma, blended with some sweetmalts. It’s a nice rich brown color with a forthy beige cloudhead. Good backbone to overpowering, puckering bitter hops - coming from someone who drinks IPAs and other beers other people tell me are bitter but taste easy as store lemonade to me - this one’s not easy, it’s a hop explosion. A little bit sweet, citrus sugar holding it together, but a finish that just lasts and lasts - nice stuff, beer that takes other beer to school. Good lacing too.

4.3
bushwik (11) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Wonderful beer...One of many brews from North County that are just choice IMO. The combo of the malt and hops is at a perfect balance. I could drink one of these every night for the rest of my life and not get sick of the stuff. Champion beer!

4.2
MarkBarnes (418) - Waterville, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2006
Feb. 8, 2006; 22 oz. "bomber"

Big bready & fruity aroma. Remarkably (in a good way!) bitter, which may cause the uninitiated to make a face while sampling it. Smooth malty undertones save this from one-dimensionality and make for a splendid brew. I may like this more than Stone’s IPA. Would like to try find this on tap sometime. A winner.

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harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Drank at a bar bought at a corner store. good shit man i liked very much so

3.3
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Draught. Clear ruby color with bubbly tan head that laced the glass. Pleasant malty caramel nose with a touch of citrusy hops and alcohol. The caramel malt comes out again in the flavor along with some cherry and grape candy. Hop bitterness lasts from start to finish.

3.8
Nejhleader (1559) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2006
Had on tap. Pretty good brew. Really good stuff, bit orangeish, hops. Was fairly smooth. Would like to get some more.

3.3
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - FEB 6, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 Wow! What a beer! Poured amber into the glass. Nose of HOPS and citrus. Taste of HOPS and grapefruit and HOPS. Slightest hint of malt along with HOPS. Good carbonation and HOPS. A terribly overrated beer IMO, in great part because it says "Stone" on the label.

Did I mention the HOPS??

4
Lowe1983 (1592) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Pours a dark amber color with a thick tannish head. Aroma is slighty citrusy with hops. Taste begins citrusy but ends with a strong hoppy flavor and alcohol warming. Very delicious


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