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RATINGS: 1620   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2007
From a 12 oz. bottle with a blurb on the back, no freshness date, served in a Stone Levitation glass. Poured a clear reddish amber with a fluffy, foamy off-white head that settled into a thin sudsy lacing, some laced sticking. Hoppy aromas of citrus, floral and leafy, with a nice toasted grainy. Even, steady carbonation and a crisp, dryish, slick, creamy smooth medium-full bodied mouthfeel. Very enjoyable taste, butter caramel and toasted grains, light roasted malts, a subtle fruitiness, citrus, pine, earthy leafiness, a nice soft hop bitterness that lingers a bit in the palate, and a dry grainy, malty, hoppy finish. Easy, smooth drinkability, a pleasantly tasty amber from Stone.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2007
12oz bottle via trade with footbalm! - Thanks Eric! - Pours cloudy amber with a short white head. Aromas is light grassy and citrus hops over caramel malts. Flavor is a good balance of citrus hops and caramel malts. Crisp and clean palate with a good bitter finish. Nice beer.. This could easily be a daily drinker if it were available here in Ohio..

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bartzilla (530) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2007
Not sure how this rating slipped under my radar for so long, but I gotta say, this is definitely one of my go-to ales when I need to be in it for the long haul. Crisp, clean, inviting and satisfying. Easy to drink lots of, for many hours and still keep my noggin on my shoulders. Great beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thehurt01 (259) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2007
A 12 oz bottle with no freshness date or made on date. The beer pours a dark copper color with a small light brown head. A smell of wicked strong hops and not much else. The taste is pretty good but lacking somthing. Good carbonation and a nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3268) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Draft. Pretty good example of the style. Some nice hop and citrus taste. Pretty good, but nothing great at all.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (2997) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2006
This was a definite surprise. The beer is darker than expected, and the juicy hop aroma that greeted my nose was totally unexpected for a beer coming in a 4.4%. Brown, slightly hazed. Candied hop flavor, not a lot of malt involved, but doesn’t have an unbalanced bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1183) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2006
pretty good amber ale has a sweet slight hop aroma, fair taste of a mild hop/ citrus taste, god body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4356) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Amazing, a stone beer without much alcohol!! The is pretty decent. The head is not very taste, but, of course, it’s pretty hoppy, like all stone beers. The malts come forward at the finish, which is kind of odd. Good though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2006 Bottle thanks to my friend Brian. I had drank this in Colorado before joining ratebeer, and had not seen it since...until now. Pours amber with and off white head. Aroma of candy bar caramel and floral hops. Medium carbonation and thin texture. Flavor of toffee and citrus, followed by a grapefruit and mild grassy finish. Nothing very complex, and rather simple, but in a good way. I was rather surprised at how much British character was in the malt profile. Combined with the west coast hop profile, this was rather interesting to try. However, I would drink a North Coast Red Seal over this in an amber lineup

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gash (4) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 10, 2006 does not count
Very good. Very reminiscent of an IPA, but a little darker color and malt. Had some citrus to it and the usual floral aroma. Mos def give it a try.


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