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RATINGS: 1728   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 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 Stone’s 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 (2380) - 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 — 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 Stone’s pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4989) - 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. I’m 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 (12748) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhiloPsych (15) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2006
I really like this beer. It could be stronger (only 4.4%) but it has great flavor. It’s not overwhelming and doesn’t finish quite as strong as I would like, but the up front taste is really, really good and the aftertase is nice, too. This is a good beer for most any occasion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
This had a good head.Color was amber.Not a whole lot of aroma.It tasted pretty good,but I really like the IPA the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redave (165) - squaw valley, California, USA - JUL 18, 2006
Very dark, almost brown ale colored, nice fluffy head. Some lacing. A slight malty maybe some citrus aroma with a interesting woody aroma and taste, different! Typically Stone, i feel a little hop aftertaste. Compared too ALL other stones, this is pretty light, maybe a session beer. Alas, not typically available around here, otherwise might consider it for my "light" choice, Fine Stone offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Bottle from Santa, aka, droopy49. Thanks, Juan! Pours deep and rich with amber tint. Aroma is a peculiar blend of cedar and sour citrus; nice deviation from what I was expecting. Flavor is diet grapefruit, with hints of orange and a touch of lime. Palate is a bit thin. For a low alcohol beer, this is pretty damn flavorful. I’d take this one to a party anyday.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kiapepito (110) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2006
has a very thick tan head, and can defintely taste the hoppiness in it. pretty good over all. thank you to irishboy for this one!

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