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RATINGS: 1702   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.


3.9
   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) - San Diego, 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 (2342) - 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 (2492) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2005
Bottle poured a nice red amber with a thick creamy head and heavy lacing. Flavor is a light hops and citrus. This is a very good easy drinking beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a medium-sized beige head. Aroma of toffee, toasted malt, citrus, and marshmellow. Flavor of hops with some caramel malt.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Cloudy amber color with thin white head that dissipates quite quickly. Aroma is citrusy and piney, a touch of malt. Flavor is of caramel and malt, but well balanced by the hops. Aftertaste is quite malty as well, which lingers a bit. The bottle says 4.4% ABV but it feels stronger than that. Overall, a very quaffable brew. Another good one, if not over the top, from Stone.


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