can8ianben (1387) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber with medium beige head. Fruity aroma with hoppy notes. Hoppy flavour with pine and grapefruit notes. Massive bitterness towards the end.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - DEC 22, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
leaparsons (8701) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
ghawener (1519) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - DEC 14, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Darft @ Stone Brewery: Fresh directly from the brewery to the glass, nice session brew, the low ABV lets you enjoy many of these.
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice looking reddish hue with a beige head that lingers. Aroma of hops and resin. Right up front in the flavor are the hops. The body has a nice caramel sweetness to it to balance out the spicyness. Well carbonated and a very dry finish that leaves a piney flavor aftertaste. Pretty good amber, this has a lot of what I like in a good amber.
douglas88 (6927) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle form College Liquors in Grand Junction, CO. Pours a dark amber color with a medium tan head. The aroma is full of citrus and hops, some light caramel also. The taste was quite nice; lots of caramel malts, balanced well by a nice hoppy bite. Some citrus and a smooth medium body. Nice. Very quaffable.