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RATINGS: 1625   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
This dangerously drinkable garnet beauty is a hop lovers delight. The intense dry-hop nose and the alcohol content are perfectly balanced for a caramel candy-like malt finish. This is a serious beer for serious beer afficionados and it only gets better with age. Cellarable for 3 years.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2004
bottle. nice amber color w more reddish hues... the aroma knocks you socks off filled with fresh gassy hoppy notes... but once it hits your tongue the flavor is much more sweet, malty and alcohol noted...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2004
Strong balanced hops and malts in the nose with a fair alcoholic tang. Burnished copper coloured body with thin white head that lasts nicely. Citrus and pine hop flavours with assertive bitterness but decent underlying maltiness. Fine bubbled carbonation engages the tongue as the silky smooth body flows across the tongue. Bottle enjoyed with Lubiere, MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere. Thanks, Dorwart!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Rich copper, creamy off white head. Very sweet cotton candy & hop nose. Flavor is quite alcoholic. A bit too hoppy for the level of malt. Prominence of alcohol really detracts from the flavor. Ok, but I wouldnt get it again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2004
Ruby/brown color with a small white head. Beautiful lacing all the way through. Sweet malt/hop aroma with a touch of caramel thrown in. Flavor was not as sweet as expected. Malt and caramel on first sip, then finishing dry and hoppy. Very good now, I expect it to be extremely good in a year or two.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2004
10.31.04 Bomber. Caramel brown pour with little head. This was not an aged bottle which was evident right away. Hot, hot, hot. Alcohol and hops burned the nose hairs out of me and made my eyes water. Unlike other Avery beers Ive tried, this seemed appropriate for once. Palate was thick as honey and lip smackingly citrus hopped. Burned the gums and throat. Some wood and chocolate in the malty flavors, but mostly, oddly, bland -- or the flavors are hidden behind syrupy sweetness and burning alcohol and hops. This must age well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7619) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2008 Avery products have only recently become available in my area and this is the first of their products that I have had the opportunity to try. Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy chestnut color with only a minimal tan head. There is a strong hop fragrance that assaults the nose before the glass can even be picked up. The flavor is very hoppy - strong with grapefruit. The beer is surprisingly sweet for being such a hoppy beverage. There is a little malt detectable but the hops really dominate. This beer really reminded me of some of the products from Stone brewing. Almost half way between an Arrogant Bastard and a Double Bastard in flavor. Intense.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Bottle. Heavy fruit aroma with hops and alcohol. Dense, frothy praline colored head. Abundant carbonation in a light red liquid. Sweet Jesus this ale is good. Oh so smooth with caramel and malt, some alcohol and a pleasant small bitter finish. Truely world class.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2004
On Tap at The Gingerman in NYC. Liquid candy for adults. Beautiful bouqet of hops nestled in thick, sweet malt with sweet spiciness all around. This is big and perfectly balanced. Not sure what this is like in the bottle- but on tap it is heavenly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (7471) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2004
Quite some roses in the nose. Brown amber, low head. Fruit, orangepeel, earth and spice. A bit harsh - not completely harmonious IMO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2004
Pours a ruby and suprisingly clear beer. Small white head. Smells of alcohol and strong hops. Not a bad flavor, pretty hoppy. Esters come through but bounces back to alcohol warmness. Yep.

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