BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2010 Nice for such a low ABV beer. Aromas of flowers, pine, malt and honey. Pours with a very small head that goes. Initial flavor is of honey and sweetened tea, followed by malt and pine. Does taste a bit watered down. Medium but watery textured body with soft carbonation. Very nice for something that can legally (in TX) be called a beer.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at stone. Dark brown color with this interesting purple tint with off-white head. Aroma is strong pine hop with some dark malt. Flavor is pine, dark malt, a little tannic, medium sweet. Medium body and well carbonated. Strong hop presence and slight rich malt.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle-Trade w/snojerk321. deep, clear amber color w/a slight head. Strong piney aroma, smells like a Christmas tree! Strong pine hop floavor, tastes like drinking a Christmas tree! Certainly different. I donít think I could drink this all the time but itís a nice change of pace. Long, piney finish. Thanks Torry!
jake65 (2708) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a amber brown with a medium sized sandy head. Little bits of lacing. Nose is hoppy with florals and citrus, flavor remains hoppy with some malt. Remains on the hoppy side for an amber - which I like. Still, it lacks the maltiness and roast and steers more towards an American Pale.
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Homerwantsbeer for sharing a bottle. This beer pours a deep amber color with a medium foamy off-white head that recedes rather quickly. Small patches of lacing. Piney hops along with caramel and malt in the nose. Medium-bodied with hops, toasted malt and grapefruit flavors. The finish is balanced between citrusy hops and sweet malt, leaving a roasted malt aftertaste. Interesting take on an Amber Ale, leave it to Stone to put a spin on it like this. Overall itís not necessarily something I would try again but itís a decent session beer.
swoopjones (6106) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Stone. Nice malty nose, roasty. Not much aroma or taste. Rather pedestrian
NeroWolfe (13) - USA - NOV 27, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Dark pour, limited aroma. A refreshing swallow, but the flavor could offer more than just hints. A good casual drink.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Stone brewery, while sitting next to Greg Hortonís daughter (old president of QUAFF). One of the kings of session ales. Small head of small-to-microbubbles. Dark amber color. Medium hoppy aroma. Mild bitterness. Some grapefruit hops. Carbonation a little strong for a beer on tap.
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Itís not that itís bad! Itís just fine. Itís a great lighter version of the pales and I. pales that Stone is known for. Though it isnít super-mouth-catching, it is there when you need it.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
9-13-07 bottle. Rich amber color with great lacing. Ideal hops aroma. Great on palate. Bitterness is great too. Slightly drying finish - but enjoyable. Well balanced - would have again.