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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2006 Bottle thanks to my friend Brian. I had drank this in Colorado before joining ratebeer, and had not seen it since...until now. Pours amber with and off white head. Aroma of candy bar caramel and floral hops. Medium carbonation and thin texture. Flavor of toffee and citrus, followed by a grapefruit and mild grassy finish. Nothing very complex, and rather simple, but in a good way. I was rather surprised at how much British character was in the malt profile. Combined with the west coast hop profile, this was rather interesting to try. However, I would drink a North Coast Red Seal over this in an amber lineup

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gash (4) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 10, 2006 does not count
Very good. Very reminiscent of an IPA, but a little darker color and malt. Had some citrus to it and the usual floral aroma. Mos def give it a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellomynameis (875) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2006
The aroma on this was surprisingly hoppy. Well, let me take that back, this is stone. The aroma is nicely citrusy and flowery...a tiny bit of resin resides in there as well. I should mention the pour, it was quite nice a thick head with great retention and a dark reddish colour. The flavour was good, toffeeish and caramel flavours with that citrus, no...grapefruit hop flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3375) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 28, 2006
UPDATED: APR 2, 2007 Bottle. Orangish amber pour. Aroma is hoppy sweet. Taste is malt, hop and bitter. I get quite a bit of sharp earthiness too (cilantro? grass?). I am a bit torn on this one, as it combines a lot of elements I love about other Stone brews (hop, body, etc.) yet somehow doesn’t seem to put it all together quite as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Clear deep amber/chestnut pour supporting a well developed tan head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, toffee and lighly roasted malt. Similar flavors but with more toffee and milk chocolate and with a very pleasing grapefruity hop bite at the back - definately a Stone brew. Silky texture and a snappy finish with some lingering malt sweetness. These guys are simply not capable of brewing a dud!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 14, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2007 A really enjoyable ale. I would have enjoyed it more had I not discovered that other Stone products are superior.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2006
12oz bottle: Pours to a clear amber body, showing some brown tints, with a large light tan head that quickly dies to a rocky coating on top of the beer. The aroma shows hops, enough so that you know what you’re smelling but not enough to be confused with an IPA. Light citrus & grapefruit hops show in the nose first, then scents of sweet caramel malts, along with hints of a darker roasted malt peek through. The taste begins with a bit of bitter grapefruit and acidic citrus from the hops, while a sweet caramel & earthy medium malt flavor arises to the tongue before the bitterness, and there’s more than the aroma would have you believe, takes over with grapefruit and bitter lemongrass for the duration. Light bodied, medium carbonated, appears to be filtered and then bottle conditioned. This one is in no way offensive or bad, but the hops (again not a bad flavor) tend to dominate and not allow much malt character through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7252) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2006
12oz bottle. Clear copper color with off white head. Solid citrus, orange to grapefruit, hop aroma. Also a hint of malt. Flavor starts off with citrus hop flavor and hop bitterness. The flavor recedes just about midway and softens into a hop and slightly malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - OCT 21, 2006
This is a great introduction to beer for people who are only familiar with the likes of swill. I have had MANY friends try this and really enjoy the flavors it offers that are not too overpowering. They then move on to stronger brews with more of a bridge. Sure, it’s not classic stone, but it’s still great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 9, 2006
12 oz bottle. This is a great beer in that it tastes much like an IPA, but I can drink it all day. It’s smells super fresh and looks great. It’s definitely a good "session" beer. You wanna get hammered? Grab an old guardian. Wanna great beer and keep your pants on? Try a Levitation.

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