Cruzer (103) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
Amber pour with an aroma of citrus and hops. Strong hop and sweet malts and citrus, with a bitter dry finish, quite good. RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2006
Like a cheap skunky latin american malta vigor drink with a punch of alcohol. I liked the complex fruity undetone but I did not like the turn it took as it warmed. Most of this beer’s cousins would improve a little with warmth but this one does not. Nor does it play nice in a beer tasting. ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 21, 2003
Rich red color with hop, pine and somewhat sweet aroma. Medium off white head with little lacing. Full rich flavor of caramel, malt and hops. Complex and strong with nice alcohol warming. Great strong American ale. nerdrocker101 (102) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Bottle. Dark red pour with a moderate, foamy head. Malty aroma of nuts and toffee with some hop notes. Caramel flavors with nice spicy hops on the back end. This is a really well rounded big beer. It’s the perfect starting point when you’re checking out this brewery. beergirl99 (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2001
Very nice. Hoppy & spicy.
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Pours a hazy mahogany with a thin off white head.
The aroma is citric hops, grapefruit, and dried fruits, dates and raisins.
Taste is big with slick piney hops, citrus fruit also some sweet caramel malt.
Moutfeel is full and heavy but perfect for the style.
Despite being apparently different styles, the entire time I drank this I was comparing it to Alpha King. Three Floyds and Stone I see as two premiere microbreweries in high demand. AB and AK are the two flagship brews so I subconciously was measuring the two against each other. While I really enjoyed this and would definitely buy it again, AK is better IMO.
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Mmmmm, yeah. Floral and fruity in the nose, but not too much -- and a wonderful deep amber/ruby color. Pours with a nice head, and the sweet smell (and taste) of success. Big bitter/malt balance is awesome. Life is good! MagooinPA (101) - Rotonda Lakes, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2007
Bomber. Poured with small tan head, nice dark color and plenty of chill haze like a homebrew.Nice hop to malt balance, not as "thick’ as it looks. Head gone in seconds but laced nicely. The hops end up dominating the palate when all is said + done. Worth the $4.50 at the CandleWick in Buckingham, Pa onehotsexychic (101) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 19, 2007
Went to Stone Brewery in Ca. Very fun, fun beer hoppy, potent and you have to be in the mood... hammerbeck (101) - Kentucky, USA - APR 30, 2007
The label said that I probably wouldn’t like this beer, and it was right. Very hoppy and bitter, but it isn’t as overbearing as some APAs.