KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Kiapepito (110) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours nice cooper-orange (amber) color but with thin white head that dwindles to nearly nothing. Aroma is weak with no distinct tones, mild sweet, very light hop. Taste is fair medium hops but again with no other distinct flavors. The light-body leaves the palate with a short hops burst, but as would be expected from something that has had little nose, no distint flavors and light body there’s not much else. It’s drinkable but I guess I was expecting more. No complexity at all.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Irishboy. Pours reddish with a thin soapy white head. Smells of rosey hops, dough and some malt. Tastes malty with some tea and bitter peppery hop elements.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at tpkenned’s wedding. From there on in, I was drinking Stone IPA and Speedway till the music stopped. Semi-translucent and caramel-copper in color with a creamy, mobile, thin and tan head. Aroma rings with sweet caramel and pralines, cherry amaretto graham crust, almond scones sprinkled with brown sugar and maraschino annotated toffee. Light caramel and amaretto toffee nips pulled from a cooled water pool provide the flavor. Somewhat lighter in body and flavor, with its mild manners and smooth, aged toffee intuitions. Liquefied, diluted brown sugar help provide a touch of sweetening. Chestnuts, deceased pralines and mildly sweetened bran flakes move from flavor to finish.
marvinpontiac (117) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JUN 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice roasted malt flavor and heavily hoppy on the aroma. Thick and creamy tan head. Very atypical for an amber and certainly not their best brew but very nicely done by Stone.
Padron4KM (625) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, no freshness date noted.
Dark reddish brown, with a thick creamy tan head. Sticky lace.
Light grapefruit and caramel in the aroma with a touch of grassiness.
Flavor is toasty, with a citrusy background and a dry finish.
Not as complex as Stones other beers but still good. goes down nice on this hot summer day.
heemer77 (5158) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2007 Thanks to Sarah for this one! The body is a dark copper with a light khaki colored head. The aroma has some rich with caramel and some grapefruit. There is also some I also get a nice apple fruit aroma behind the grapefruit. Nice smell. The taste is relatviely dry with some light coffee and some cocoa. There is also a hint of grapefruit rind. The body is smooth and that helps to make this very drankable. Well made and interesting for the style.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish amber color and a decent sized white head. Citrus hop aroma. Medium bodied with toasted malt and a nice touch of citrus hops throughout. Well balanced. A solid beer but not Stones best.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Beer is a clear medium red-amber color with a larger-than-average, white, frothy, mostly lasting head. The aroma is extremely hop-dominated. Malty with a light note of toasted grain; Heavily hoppy iwth notes of resin/pine, cedar, lemon, dried apricot and green grass; Yeasty with a light note of basement. Kind of 1-D, and even the hop notes aren’t that vibrant. The flavor is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter with a long, moderate almost building to heavily, bitter, lightly sweet, lightly astingent finish. The body is light, the texture was watery an the carbonation was lively. Not really exciting.