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RATINGS: 4268   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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4.7
Beerly There (26) - Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2004
Bottle. Mahogany brown with reddish hues. Medium head with a light tan color. Aroma of hop oils. Taste is more of the same, much more but with the perfect amount of malt to offset the intense hops Long, delicious hops aftertaste for about a week.

3.4
Drinker101 (54) - East Ridge, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2004
Nice murky appearance with a nice head. Aroma was very nutty. The first sip was somewhat decieving. I tasted nothing but hops and was quite dissappointed. Then once I had a few sips I could taste the biter nutty flavors that are in this beer. Was pleased all the way around.

3.9
jtxx (149) - san antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2004
Im just guessing on the aroma...can’t smell today. Won’t come up with any details like you see in wine magazines...like tasting 18 different flavors. It’s just a damn good drink.

4.7
AlphaOmega (8) - USA - OCT 14, 2004 does not count
RateBeer? I don’t get it. Shouldn’t it be called RateAle. Does Stone Brew make beer now. That would be an absolute travisty. Anyhow... I was looking at how some of the "wussies" describe ABA... like it’s some kind of cheap wine. Check it out. I’ve been drinking ABA since 1998. There is nothing "fruity" or "sweet" about it. It taste like it was filtered through an old sock and I wouldn’t have it any other way. ABA [email protected] ROCKS! There is no way to really describe it. You must try it or you won’t have a clue. I must say... if you don’t like it it’s only because your wussy tastebuds can’t handle it. Go grab a bottle of "light" beer and cleanse your pallet you wuss! You’re not worthy!

4.4
BJM8 (17) - USA - OCT 11, 2004
No one advertises better or more smartly, than Stone. Lucky for them, their products are that good! This is a terrific IPA that deserves to be called ARROGANT. Citrusy, perfectly balanced, hoppy, delicious. Hard to explain the taste and mouthfeel, because they seem to change from second to second. Go get some!

4
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Draft, Falling Rock Tap House. Dark ruby coloured beer with a thin meniscal layer of tan bubbles over the surface. Lovely caramel, cookie dough, and vanilla malty flavor backs up an assertive grapefruit-citrus hop aroma. Flavour is fantastic, sweet toffee and caramel malts on the front fading to a strong alcoholic warming character before the citrusy and earthy herbal hops flavours make an appearance. These fade out leaving an awesome bitter kick in the teeth. As this beer warmed, you got even more citrus hop character and some spicy and fruity maltiness on the nose. Truly a first rate beer. My wife ordered it again, and again, and again.....

3.9
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2006 Dark copper with a medium size off white head. Aroma of hops, citrus and malt. Very hoppy flavor with just enough malt sweetness to almost balance this beer out. Very enjoyable.

4.5
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Thanks for the putdowns on the bottle. I like the sarcasm and in-your-face "are you down with craft beer, or are you pussy?"--attitude. Take a sniff...Spruce resin, orange flowers, malty malt, WOW! This is like taking a hit from a 6 foot bong! It’s an aromatic orangatuan climbing up my nose, and playing my ole-factory like a jungle gym. The dryness outta shrink my head fast enough to make a headhunter cry with joy as he decorates his tent post with my shriveled, devil-puckered up mug. Astringent but not aseptic; this big beer has plenty of expression. In a Barry White voice this beer says to my taste buds, "Hello taste babies, I’m gonna make love to you." The taste babes are passing out all over my mouth. What a hit! There’s a little smoky, and a lot of sweet malt. A citric rind-like burn on the top of my mouth. This brew is so warm, feels stronger then it says. Man it’s taut in the mouth like a live wire with all those hops. There’s enough malt to fill your mouth though. Don’t be worried about being bored with this munster. The beautiful thick, velvety, steamed milk froth is clinging all over the glass like sex juices after intercourse. What happened in that mug? I suggest: Sip and chug your way through 2/3 of a bomber, then kick back and let it warm up. As it warms up you should find yourself contemplating all the naughty things you want to do to satisfy your lover. Sip the last third of this brew saying those things with your eyes. This is a McNasty beer that will have it’s way with you, and you should share that feeling.

4.8
ricardowess (25) - Sedona, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2004
Smells like heavily roasted malts- with a long lasting coffee colored head. Burnt amber color throughout. The roasted flavors taste like an uppercut- and a good one at that. Lots of flavor and one to enjoy over and over.

4.4
sixpackcharley (19) - barclay, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Very rich and distinct flavor. Beautiful in the glass with a nice, but not overbearing head. Difficult to compare with anything else, this brew stands on its’ own. I look forward to my next glass!


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