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RATINGS: 1725   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.


3.6
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghawener (1522) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9361) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (7252) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2008
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Clear copper red with a fleeting tan head. Nice piney hop and caramel sweet aroma. Medium body. Easy drinking flavor of toasted malt grist mixing nicely with a piney hop bitterness. Very tasty beer here.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14468) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2008
Bottle at the room in Denver. Clear mahogany brown - white head. Roasted, burned, fruity, high bitter hoppy, spicy, nutty, ryebread, grapefruity, pine needles, citric. Light sharpness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3210) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2008
Dark amber color, with a fluffy beige head, sweet toasty, floral hop nose, with a leafy, peppery, minty accent, with a grassy note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a grainy, biscuity, toasty, caramelized malt character, with a toffeeish accent, and a mild flowery hop leafy, grassy, lime citrusy, piney note, leading towards a malty, leafy hop bitterness finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - OCT 25, 2008
All the Stone trademarks are visible here: bold, robust flavour, hefty malt backbone, semi-syrupy sweetness. All in all a balanced Amber that fits my autumn mood. Colour was mahogany red with some golden hue thrown in for good measure. Nose was caramel, apricot, hoppy, and woodsy. The finish was long-lasting an left a good impression, Amber ales being not one of my most cherished drinks, this one left me feeling pretty good. On tap at THRASH ZONE, Yokohama!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (23600) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2008
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off white ehad. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles. Fruity flavour of hops, grape fruits and pine needles. Sharp and dry hoppy finish.


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