boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Drake (10507) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
BlackMail (55) - Evergreen, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured copper with a sweet head. The flavor is sweet carmel with a malty after taste.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
dchmela (2827) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the Blind Tiger. Dark amber pour with a thin white head. Malty aroma with some hint of the hops. Little disappointed din the taste, a little cardboard like, malty funky. i’m not sure if there was a problem with the keg or something, but I expected more.
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was surprised at the bitterness from this amber. Also surprised at the low abv of 4.4%. Nice dark amber, but I thought a little over the top on bitterness. I normally enjoy ambers but found myself struggling to finish this one.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at San Diego Brewery. Hhoppy bite, nice malty balance, thick lacing, citrus nose. Not Stone’s best, but a solid beer.
ndhowlett (13) - augusta, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2008
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Too over the top for an amber, by over the top I mean hops. Bitter from the hops. Looks great in the glass, nice aroma, but too overwhelming
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours red amber with a minimal white head. Fruity apricot aroma. More fruit in the taste with a nice hoppy flavor on the finish. Nicely drinkable. Solid amber ale.