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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2009
Amber with an off white head. Leafy, piney hop aroma. A little ashiness in the taste with some sweet malts and hoppiness to finish. Plenty of straightforward flavour for the low ABV, but not a great deal to keep the discerning drinker absorbed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle at Microbar, Clapham, "Just a quick one" session, 18th Dec 08. Rich amber, quite lively, line of head. Strong, citrus American hops dominate the flavour without overdoing it. This is hoppy yet drinkable - effectively a session version of an American Double IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
can8ianben (1395) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2008
Kind of thought this would have some more grapefruit and pine notes for a beer from Stone. It has a harsh bitter finish that I dont find too appealing. Brown/amber in color with a frothy white head. Aroma is sweet and subtly citrusy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
Cloudy amber with medium beige head. Fruity aroma with hoppy notes. Hoppy flavour with pine and grapefruit notes. Massive bitterness towards the end.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - DEC 22, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Last time I had this was a couple years ago, figured I try it out again.. Wasnt a fan back then, not a fan now. Dark amber with an off white medium sized head. Aroma is too subtle, malt and hops but hard to make out. Flavor is somewhat toasted with some one-dimensional bitter hops. Mouthfeel is thin. The only disappointing brew Ive had from an otherwise extraordinary brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2008
Bottle from UtoBeer. Hazy amber-brown color with a fast diminishing white head. Hoppy aroma with fruit hints. Very dry and hoppy flavour with a bitter finish. Overhoppy but enjoyable nevertheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8804) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2008
Bottle. Brown and ruby with a small head. Aromas are woody, hoppy and floral with pine. Quite smoky with earthy notes. Flavours are sweet toffee malts with earthy hops and spices. Sweet pine on the finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2009 Bottle pours amber with a very thick head. This bottle is way too carbonated. The glass fills mostly with foam. There is no hop aroam so I am guessing that this is an aged bottle. It smells like mostly sweet malt. Has a medium light mouthfeel. Flavor is sweet caramel malt. Overall a nice session brew if you like aged malty amber ales. Update: Rerate after having this on tap. Aroma is wet sticky hops. Opulent mouthfeel. Carbonation is perfect. Tastes like oily hop resins with soft malt undertones to back it up. This is a great beer on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghawener (1520) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - DEC 14, 2008
Darft @ Stone Brewery: Fresh directly from the brewery to the glass, nice session brew, the low ABV lets you enjoy many of these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Had this on tap at Carrboro Beverage Co. Pours a nice reddish brown with a medium, tan head. Aromas of floral hops, hop resin, and citrus. Taste is like a dark IPA in my opinion. Lots of sweet caramel malt but this is almost overtaken by the hops- unbalanced I feel. Aftertaste is dry and resiny. Overall very good. I would not think the alcohol content was so low- but who cares.

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