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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 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. Itís smells super fresh and looks great. Itís definitely a good "session" beer. You wanna get hammered? Grab an old guardian. Wanna great beer and keep your pants on? Try a Levitation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEpeeist (3401) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2006
12 oz bottle. Foggy amber with a spongy oatmeal head. Leaves tendrils of lace. Musty hops and a little woody molasses. Tastes a bit like a flat 7-Up with bitter green grass. Watery with low carb. Stone really held back on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2006
Pours a deep, dark amber with some haziness apparent; head is pillowy, off-white, and somewhat small but lasts for a while, with decent lacing. Nose is full of citrus graefruit hops with a lightly roasty caramel far in the background. Citrus hops dominate throughout with some piney hops and a moderate bitterness. Malt takes a back seat, odd for an amber, but it has notes of light roast, and toasty caramel. Palate is lively, medium-bodied, and very slightly watery. Finishes dry, short, and with only bitterness left. A very nice and unique amber, but itís not exemptional in any facet. Stoneís pale is a little more to my liking, but this still beats most ambers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2006
Bought a six-pack of this in Colorado. They poured deep red-amber with a big airy head. Round caramel aroma. Sweet tarty caramel flavors, almost with a sweet syrupy tinge. Not my favorite offering from one of my favorite brewers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2006
This has a deep brownish amber body with a pale tan head that coats the glass with web-like lacing. It smells of lightly roasted sweet malt with a whopping handful of PNW hops. The grapefruit, lemon zest, and pine rule the flavor, the malts being supportive with a caramel sweetness. Nice, dry & bitter finish. Darned near an IPA in flavor.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - SEP 7, 2006
12oz bottle poured a dark orange color with a small off white head. The aroma had a light hop nose with a decent amount of caramel. Taste was slightly watery and had a strong bitterness with some caramel and roast tones alongside a super dry finish that dropped out quickly. Overall this one is good and has a nice amount of flavor and character in it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Chthulhu (13) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 4, 2006
Beautiful stuff; more flavor than Stoneís Pale Ale, less than their IPA. This is something I could drink often without tiring of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2221) - 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 ó 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 Stoneís pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4553) - 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. Iím 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11531) - 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.

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