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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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The biggest farm animal to come out of the SweetWater Barn! We bucked up and threw everything, including the kitchen sink, into this "Jackass" concoction. At 10% ABV and over 90 IBU - You’ll know it when it hits you in the back of the head!

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StoutCat (89) - North Laurel, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Golden pour, very hoppy nose. Flavor of hops with a bit of sweetness...more like an IPA to my palate. Still a tasty beer.

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AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2009
On tap at The Porter. Golden red/orange with decent white head that left. Not much in the way of an aroma--what was there was mostly citrus hops. Flavor is surprisingly hoppy (floral & citrus), with some caramel and fruit sweetness too--but not as much as expected. Alcohol is fairly well hidden for such a big beer. Pretty slick mouthfeel. Never had a barelywine quite like this (lacking in sweetness)--not quite sure what to make of it.

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GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Sweet and hoppy aroma with some malt. Flavor is also hoppy and sweet without being cloying. Not bad but not overly impressive.

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redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Big malts on the nose, caramelly, spicy resiny hops in the aroma. Pour gold with a solid white head. Big malts, caramel, molasses, with resiny hops in the finish. Not bad.

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harrisoni (19023) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2009
Bottle at LCRBM5. Hoppy aroma, sweet in mouth. Too sweet really. Good grapefruit hop. Nice DIPA/barley wine cross over, but a bit uncultured.

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GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 20, 2007
NorCal December ’07 - This is one HUGE freakin’ bottle. I mean, for a standard size, it’s huge. That was really the only thing that was big about this whole beer though. A very floral hop nose, with a good dose of juicy fruity instead of bitter citrusy hops, and a nice caramel malt base. Color was medium amber/orange in color with a minimal foamy cap. Mouthfeel was full and round. Flavor had many qualities of an old DIPA, sweet, hoppy but dulled to the point where it almost hides behind the malt. A nice beer, and I have another bottle of it and hopefully it will get a higher score. I do enjoy Sweetwater beers.

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drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2009
1 L bottle from kan! bottle in 07 that was in Kan’s fridge for almost a year.. pours hazy red with white head. nose of cane sugar. flavors are sugary, a touch oxidized, toffee. watery body that has a bit drying finish. the hops faded in this one. hopefully i get a chance to re-rate a fresher sample.

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DialSquare (5113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2009
bomber. hazy rich orange pour with a small off-white head and some soapy stick. boozy aroma of toffee malts and oranges. sweet syrupy caramel malt taste with very little carbonation. bitter hops work there way through to a fairly quick finish. a little on the medicinal side for me.

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JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Opaque apricot colored pour with a boozy aroma, this poured with a very small head. The flavor has some sticky sweetness with hops in the background.

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nickd717 (4780) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Bomber via trade. Does DP stand for "donkey punch" or is it...drain pour maybe? Pours hazy amber with a one-finger creamy off-white head and very good lacing. Very sweet and malty aroma, with caramel, brown sugar, resins, and herbal notes. Sweet and sugary malty flavor, with both brown and white sugar evident, caramel, toffee, and faded herbal hops. A little too sweet. Sticky and slightly syrupy on the mouthfeel with soft carbonation. About average or maybe a little better for the style.


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