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RATINGS: 1655   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.


3.6
   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 (989) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Poured an amber color with a medium head. mild citrus hop aroma with heavy malt presence. When I first tasted this I couldnít believe it only had 4.4% alcohol. This is very well balanced and very flavorfull for that type of alcohol content. a mild hoppy flavor with a big rich malt flavor and some caramel notes. Thanks DarkElf!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Citrus & herbal hop nose. Light cotton candy malt. The most balanced beer Iíve had from Stone and I wish it wasnít. With a healthy dose of cascades this could be as good as Ithaca Cascazilla.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2474) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Pours a somewhat pale amber color. Aroma is sweet and hoppy with a little bit of fruitiness and malt. Crisp hoppy malty flavor. Nice and well balanced. Has quite a bit of richness to the flavor. Malts and hops are very well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - FEB 28, 2005
UPDATED: APR 20, 2005 "Smaller" than Stoneís other beers, but full of flavor. Cocoa and malt with a nicely balanced hop and resin taste. Dry and quiet, but surprisingly complex. Could drink these all night.


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