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RATINGS: 1679   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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This deep amber ale has rich & roasty malt flavors, a big hoppy character, citrus overtones (courtesy of the hops and our special brewers yeast) and modest alcohol.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
surlysober (41) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2008
FIRST TRIAL: Pours a nice ruddy reddish brown with a tightly packed creamy head; aroma is grassy hops and lightly toasted malt; the bitter/grassy hop finish nicely cleanses the palate and balances out the touch of sweet malt in the flavor. Overall this was a dynamite second beer and helped clean off the remnants of the supersticky creme brulee stout that was left on my palate from the previous beer. I was pleasantly surprised by this, and am now even more pleased that Stone has made it to Wisconsin.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgort (56) - San Clemente, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
This poured an amber color with a frothy head. It had strong hop flavors and scents. Also had a bread flavor in the end. Overall it was a good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
From tap at Stone Bistro. Pours cloudy and dark orange with a lacing white head. Aroma is dense fruity hoppy with a dry caramel malt base beneath. Very dry fruity and solid bitter flavour. Bone dry into the finish. A bit too hoppy, could use some malt to counter balance this imho.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Pours a glowing red amber maroon color, with a small light tan head. Smells of musty hops, somedark fruit, and a little grapefruit as well. The flavor is more on the hoppy side for an amber. Medium to light bodied and very easy to drink. Little bitterness is left behind on the palate. Pretty ful flavored for an amber, probably could drink a bunch of these at a sitting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2008
I liked this beer was super hoppy but light in character. That is a hard beer to make satisfying, and Stone does well with this. The palate is watery which is sort of refreshing, its like a very wet IPA. Very nice and different.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4137) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2008
OBF, Tap... Poured reddish/amber with a thin, beige head. Aroma is fruity with mild hops and balancing malt. Flavors are leafy and earthy with spices and herbs that mix with hops and malt. Not as aggressive as I would hope for an ale from Stone.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Tap @ Stone Brewing Co, Escondido, CA. Pours a golden amber color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is earthy notes with hops thrown in. Taste is also hoppy with citrus hops and malt/caramel notes thrown in. The beer is pretty light on the palate, but it does not take away from the overall experience.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Bottle from Secret Santa. Thanks! Bronze color with a medium head and medium retention. Aroma is strong on vegetal hops. Taste is also hoppy on the vegetal hops with notes of caramel and citrus. Light but bristly mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackMail (55) - Evergreen, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2008
Poured copper with a sweet head. The flavor is sweet carmel with a malty after taste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2008
Pours a deep amber brown with a tannish head. Aroma is sweet floral hops and big roasted malt. Flavor is initially sweet and becomes more bitter toward the finish. Really not enough malt for a Amber.


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