DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2007
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
DocLock (9675) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Saarlander for this one via Mystery Swap 2.0. This is a beer that has evaded me for quite some time now. The pour is lovely deep ruby coppery with 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, hops, some tropical fruit, some brown sugar. Tastes caramel malty, brown sugary, hoppy, with a fresh hit of mid-palate zesty citrus. Complex in aroma and flavor, I’d love to get a case of this.
anders37 (22515) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Stone World Bistro. Pours a dark amber color with a small white head. Malty hoppy aroma with some hints of pine needles. Malty hoppy flavor. Sweet malty hoppy finish with a long bitter aftertaste.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle from Wilbur’s. Pours a flocculent amber with a yellow-white thick and residual head. Aroma is as strong a freshly cut grass as any beer I’ve seen. Hoppy pine flavor stronger than many IPA’s. Not very sweet, but the body does not seem to suffer from this lack of sweetness. Mid palate salty fizziness, but it corrects itself to a smooth mellow finish rapidly. Then the hop bitterness hangs around on the tongue for awhile. Great walls of lacing remain behind. Not bad at all.
chawknz (2) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2007 does not count
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not great, not bad.. very forgettable. Goes down easy and is refreshing, but there’s nothing about the taste of this beer that will stick in my head days from now.
WeeHeavySD (3377) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with a 2 finger chunky white head. The aroma is lightly hoppy and a little bland. The taste is mild slightly malty with a hoppy bite. As this is stone’s psuedo take on a light beer its decent and drinkable but no bells and whistles for this one.
danem (15) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Stone World Bistro. **Double Dry Hopped at Brewery** Pours a medium amber with off-white head. Aroma is fresh floral and citrus with substantial toasted malt. Flavor is a wonderful hop presence without being overly bitter, caramel roasted malts remain intact. Finish is short but rewarding. I don’t particularly appreciate the regular Levitation but the double dry hop variety adds a dimension that it was lacking.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a darker amber with a nice head atop and lacing. Nose is fruit, mixed with malt. Flavor is a beautiful blending of sweetness, malts, hops and fruit which intermingle wonderfully. It is boldly flavored but all done with great taste and balance. In my opinion definately up there with the other ambers, especially HopBack and Eliot Ness, two of my favorite nrews. Thanks to ogglethorp for the bottle.