Boutip (5133) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Naven: Poured a deep amber color ale with a small foamy head with limited retention. Aroma of light piney hops with some caramel malt. Taste is somewhat hoppy with some light caramel malt notes also noticeable. Body is fuller then average with some medium carbonation. I understand that the brewer wanted to have a session beer with limited alcohol but there also too much limited taste – not something I thought I was going to be saying about Stone someday.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUN 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap it pours a nice amber gold. Mild aromas of some malt and bitterness. Slight carbonation on the palate. Flavors are ok and kinda thin and not much length on the finish but not bad for 4.4%.
Radek Kliber (6616) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 9, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Mondial 07
Light brown, clean ale, fine thick crown displayed.
Clean hoppy, citric – fruity aroma. Refreshing, pleasant nose.
From first sip you will notice very clean work. Frontal mineral hops, smooth body. Session bitter ale, very drinkable and refreshing. Neatly balanced. This is one of few excellent examples of lighter (alcohol wise) examples from USA proving that more is not always better. Highly recommended!
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours an amber color w/ a pretty thick white head and some nice lacing. Aroma is some citrus almost grapefruit skins with a light carmel and almost a floral part. Palate is pretty avg. Flavor is fairly light some carmels and basic citrus.. like a real light ipa w/ some over grains.. not bad, not stellar.
Quevillon (2652) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bu au Mondial 07. Couleur terre-cuite, très peu de collet. Arome d’houblon très sucré. Goût d’houblon liquide et amère. Passable!
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice dark copper color. malty grapefruit nose. huge clean grapefruit flavor remains for a nice mouthfeel. light caramel and hop balance make this a very good amber. a change from stone’s usually aggressive beers...
chadje (187) - California, USA - MAY 29, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2010 Bottle and on Tap. Pours a a light amber color and smellls sweet and hoppy. It tastes sweet and fruity with some hops and malt. This is one of the best amber ales I have had and one of my favorite beers.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Clear amber pour with a squatty tan head. Floral aroma with pine and malt. Subtle malt and hop blend with a roasty end. A nice change from Stone.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice piney hop aroma. Pours a brown with a red hue and a one finger thick tannish head that hangs out throughout the drink. Flavor is initial piney flavor, Pretty intense for the style actually. Some nice roasty malt, some chocolate flavor also, comes in at the end. The body is pretty damn light actually. This is obviously Stone’s session ale. Pretty good really.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an amber color in the glass with a very thick, frothy, off-white head that leaves thick lacing down the glass. Hoppy yet sweet aroma with a malt background. Nice malt and hop mix in the flavor. Light body and slightly watery. Mild bitterness throughout. One of the better amber ales I’ve had.