RSRIZZO (1914) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of fresh hops. Color is a bright clear amber with low carbonation and a nice tan head. Taste is super hoppy. Starting with a medium body it goes down crisp. Finish comes in with a bright hoppiness that is a little spicy then a mellow malt flavor that has a bit of caramel to it, this is followed by an easy bitterness and what I can only call a creamy feel. After taste is dry as the bitterness builds a touch. This is a wonderful well balanced brew, a bit hoppier then you would expect an Amber to be but still wonderful.
highibus (770) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darker reddish amber color. Decent creamy white head deminishes quickly. Aroma was much more hops apparent than I ever remember. Nice fresh herbal hops too. Palate was dissapointing as it was way to nociticably thin. Nice malty flavor of dark bread but quickly cut by the how thin it was. Decent finish as the hops still linger. I have always liked this beer, just haven’t had it in a long time. Thought I needed to rate it.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was ok. The bitterness was late in arriving and sharp. It was overbalanced in the bitter direction. Color was good with a small white head.
thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - JAN 9, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great amber ale, perfectly clear and a great tan thick head. a slight belgain character in the flavor with its well balance malts. Very clean finish!
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. This brew pours a deep brownish red color. Thinnish white head that hangs out for awhile but leaves only minimal lace. Has a great aroma of big malts with a strong hop backbone. Almost smells like an IPA except for the malts. What a tasty beer for being 4.4%abv. Like the last reviewer said this beer could easily be some sort of amber IPA if it weren’t for the great malt flavors. The hops are there though, nice and bitter but with a nice bit of sweetness to go along with it. Not thick at all, nice and smooth with good carboantion. Lots of grains on the back of the tongue. I really enjoyed this beer, but I prefer something with a little more bang (abv) for my buck. Although I can get a 1l comm growler fill for $3 so thats pretty darn affordable.
BMan1113VR (7914) - 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 don’t think I could drink this all the time but it’s a nice change of pace. Long, piney finish. Thanks Torry!
jake65 (3125) - 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 (10412) - 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 it’s not necessarily something I would try again but it’s a decent session beer.