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RATINGS: 1724   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2007
THis is a very tasty beer, one of my favorite Stone ales. I only wish the alcohol content was a bit higher. Great citrusy flavor, full of hops...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2007
Amber color with a pretty big cakey head. Aroma dominated by grapefruit hops with just a bit of malt mixed in. Taste is of grapefruit hops and earthen/caramel malts. OK, but considering how great their IPA and big beers are, this one disappoints.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 30, 2007
Their lightest beer. It has to be. A good recommendation for the buddy who really thinks the buds, coors, and millers are good beers. Might be a nice stepping stone. Otherwise, it’s just yuor standard light amber ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2007
A another solid beer from stone. Bottled, pours a hazy amber with thick head and lacing. Citrus and earth hop aroma, very malty body if a bit thin. medium finish. Not overpowering and quite drinkable. A good session beer for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 13, 2007
12 Oz Bottle. A sweet piney musk flows for with resinous glands, white pine boughs, and fresh rain. Pours a lightly cloudly ruddied amber with frothy soaps of deep stained ivory. On the tongue, a bright fresh tangy whip of mild malt and wicking hop cones. A middle ground for both malt balance and hop play. Nicely floral and citrus, with some pine tar. A bit of cherry and plum work through the hop forest. Mostly the hops shine in a coarse, vegetal glow on the bitterness level. Quality hop flavor is lacking for me. Otherwise, a nice drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doctormirk (100) - USA - APR 11, 2007
Sampling at the brewery. Deep amber color. Slight butter, hoppy (grapefruit).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2007
12 oz bottle via Saarlander (thanks!). Pours a hazy dark amber with a slightly above average size beige head. Nose is all hops, and both citrusy and spicey, almost seems like a a combination of English and citrusy American hops. Tastes the same with a little bit of roastiness and some vegtables (DMS?). THis is weird but i think it sort of tastes like a watered down Arrogant Bastard! Almost as if you took AB and cut it with half water and added a gallon of DMS, lol. Thin body, high carbonation. Don’t really care for this one, and i think it is a combination of the DMS/vegtable flavors and watery body...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2007
12 oz. bottle courtesy WeeHeavySD. Clear amber pur, 2 finger off white head that subsides to a thin layer in a couple of minutes. LIght citrus hops and toffee aroma. Medium body, dry mouthfeel. Burnt caramel flavor followed by a spicy bitterness and a dry finish. Pretty nice amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2007
12 oz bottle. amber color, thin head. aroma is earthy, leathery. light bodied. flavor of shake n bake chicken. plus too much yeast settled in the bottom of the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2010 Deep amber beer with a very thick, pillowy tan head. Sweet malty aroma, caramel, toffee and sweet citrusy hops over the top. The flavour is quite good. Light caramel and a reasonable hop flavour. Earthy malts. Body is quite light, but there is some resiny bitterness on the back that I quite enjoy. I’d like to see more of this in New York.

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