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RATINGS: 1619   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 29, 2005
Floral, sweet, hoppy herbal aroma with hints of brown sugars. Almost smells like a bitter. Transparent amber color with a foalmy light tan head and nice lacing. Start is somewhat thin with significantly roasted malts in the middle. Quite toasty. Mild hoppiness to finish. Rather thin to finish. Decent every day session beer, although the burnt toastiness is a little harsh for my palate.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jigglyjock (161) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2005
Releases a caramel malty sweetness with a touch of piney hops. A nice tan head forms with a creatory head possessing medium sized bubbles. A nice light mahogany colored body. Wow what an amber. A lot of the ambers Iíve had have no balls. This has a stern smokey sweet maltiness with a nice hop backbone. Once again, Stone does not disipoint!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2005
Thanks to Foolish_Mortal for this! This pours beautifully, large off white head that lasts all the way to the bottom of the glass. Dark amber color with deep ruby highlights. Citrusy hop nose that goes way past an Amber Ale. A full malt flavor that is balanced by a nice hop bitterness. A touch of astringency in the palate is the only flaw in this one. This brew needs to be marketed along side all of the other Stone creations here in Tennessee.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3188) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2005
Big thanks to Hairofthedog for sending this out to me, as this one doesnít get sent East by Stone. Nice looking ruby brown, clear, with a good head. Aroma was mix of earth, citrus, and caramel, pleasant. Flavors matched the aroma, balanced, good hop character, an excellent amber. I can see why Stone doesnít bother shipping this out East though, as this is simply a well done version of a style that has been worked over before.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - APR 15, 2005
Bottle. Very hoppy aroma. Pours a dark amber with a thin white head. A little lacing on the glass, but otherwise has a thin mouthfeel. Has subtle undertones of nutty malts, but main flavor is slightly sweet with a bitter finish. This is a very mild, light beer compared to Stoneís other brews. Definately better than major generic beers, but not my preference. Good for when you want to pound a few and not feel like you ate a 7 course meal.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2005
This had a very piney flavor, orange peel flavors following behind. decently balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FoolishMortal (987) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2005
Burnt orange amber color, fluffy white head, decent lingering. Piney hop aroma with a tinge of citrus, some malt presence afternwards. Light body, with a mellow palate that gets crisper towards the end. Subdued malt flavors, yeast esters and a resinous hop characters dominate the overall flavor. Nice crisp texture to the finish. A quality brew in its own right, but really shines in application. A stepping stone (bad pun) for the unenlightened with bad beer palates. Or at least a good session beer for parties of mixed palate crowds.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2005
The aroma was full of citrus, flowers, and a slight hint of malt. The flavor was pretty much the same w/ a hint of pine. The beer poured a brownish red color w/ thin lasting head and medium lasting lacing. The mouthfeel was creamy w/ a light to medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
giarcsr (103) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Iím so used to stones other beers that this just seems plain. Itís definetly a step up from bud or coors but thatís what I really feel like it is in a way. I guess this would be a great bbq beer if your looking for something to drink with your non beer buddies.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2005
As far as I am concerned If cascade hops are ever used again it will be to soon. They are overrated and metallic with poor resin flavors. So many better hop varieties out. Anyway ill get off my soapbox. Caramel and crytal malt with some bicuits and tea nose. Nice bitterness mild metallic resin and good soft mouthfeel. Copper penny finish with some mild tea notes.


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