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RATINGS: 1703   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Alefest sample. Aroma is decent with plenty of pine and citrus hops but this was lacking on flavor. Feels watery and with low carbonation. Decent but disappointing.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AndyReynolds (918) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Poured a golden color with a thick white head. The aroma was hoppy with hints of pine and grass. Everything was awesome about this beer until it went in my mouth. It tasted very flat and watered down. It was almost trying to be an IPA, but couldn’t pull it off.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ewestern (256) - Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2008
Starts with a nice creme colored head atop a deep golden-amber beer. Slightly yeasty aroma that could have been stronger. Tasted flat with some hops, had a watery feel to it and a bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Avatar (84) - Gliwice, POLAND - AUG 19, 2008
Bottle in San Diego. Red-brownish in colour with fair head. Aroma is of pines and woody. Little bit dry and sweet-bitter. Hint of citrus. Lot of hops. Little bit like IPA.

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 (32344) - 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 (4176) - 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.


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