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RATINGS: 1656   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2155) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2006
This seems less robust than an American Pale Ale, but its hop characteristics dominate the beer. Light copper body with average-size, but long-lasting frothy head. Nose is filled with ctrius — grapefruit, orange peel with hints of grain. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter. The palate seems a bit watery on top of a lively carbonation. A step down from Stone’s pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4215) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2006
Pours a red amber color with a nice sized off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt, citrus, and a hint of hops. Not very strong, but a very good flavor for the style. I’m drinking this warmer than I probably should, but it makes the flavors stand out. Flavors of sweet caramel malt, citrus, grapefuit, and piney hops. Easy to drink and nice flavor. Excellent for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10688) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2007 Aroma of malt with citrus hint. Coppery amber color with frothy tan head. Some lacing. Starts with caramel malt flavor, grapefruit aromas in the middle, and a nice lasting, but mild, bitter hoppy finish. Not your typical relatively tasteless amber. Sort of like a good pale ale with some extra malt.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhiloPsych (15) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2006
I really like this beer. It could be stronger (only 4.4%) but it has great flavor. It’s not overwhelming and doesn’t finish quite as strong as I would like, but the up front taste is really, really good and the aftertase is nice, too. This is a good beer for most any occasion.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
This had a good head.Color was amber.Not a whole lot of aroma.It tasted pretty good,but I really like the IPA the best.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redave (165) - squaw valley, California, USA - JUL 18, 2006
Very dark, almost brown ale colored, nice fluffy head. Some lacing. A slight malty maybe some citrus aroma with a interesting woody aroma and taste, different! Typically Stone, i feel a little hop aftertaste. Compared too ALL other stones, this is pretty light, maybe a session beer. Alas, not typically available around here, otherwise might consider it for my "light" choice, Fine Stone offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Bottle from Santa, aka, droopy49. Thanks, Juan! Pours deep and rich with amber tint. Aroma is a peculiar blend of cedar and sour citrus; nice deviation from what I was expecting. Flavor is diet grapefruit, with hints of orange and a touch of lime. Palate is a bit thin. For a low alcohol beer, this is pretty damn flavorful. I’d take this one to a party anyday.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kiapepito (110) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2006
has a very thick tan head, and can defintely taste the hoppiness in it. pretty good over all. thank you to irishboy for this one!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Pours nice cooper-orange (amber) color but with thin white head that dwindles to nearly nothing. Aroma is weak with no distinct tones, mild sweet, very light hop. Taste is fair medium hops but again with no other distinct flavors. The light-body leaves the palate with a short hops burst, but as would be expected from something that has had little nose, no distint flavors and light body there’s not much else. It’s drinkable but I guess I was expecting more. No complexity at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Irishboy. Pours reddish with a thin soapy white head. Smells of rosey hops, dough and some malt. Tastes malty with some tea and bitter peppery hop elements.


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