Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber color, off-white head. Caramel hop aroma. Spicy, malt taste, with lots of hops. A bit too peppery on the back of he tongue....not bad.
beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 6, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium brown color. Large head. Aroma is malty. A medium bodied amber. Malts are lively, slightly nutty and slightly sweet. Hops are fairly bitter. Very drinkable, Lots of flavor. Nicely balanced. It not your typical Stone brew, but it’s a very nice beer. Very drinkable. Very cool etched beer bottle. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bitter.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAR 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice looking brown appearance. Woody, malty aroma. For a minute I thought I had finally found it, a light beer that was drinkable along with anything else I'd normally drink, but the finish was a bit off: lingering and annoying. Still leaps and bounds better than any beer I've ever had with this ABV.
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2003 Cask-RAF-2/28/03-I agree with Fraternie on this one-I have to say the same thing as he did on this-nice session ale with a nice hop bite in the finish. This is a brew i could drink everyday.
ReRate-im not changing the rating here, but this reminds me of Arrogant bastard jr. or Mini Me of Arrogant bastard-similar palate profile.
fraternie (804) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy, fruity aroma. Light caramel malt fades quickly into hops (surprise!) Overall very hoppy for such a light beer and well balanced, just not terribly exciting.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a nice balanced beer that has many Stone qualities converted to a lighter format. Plenty of hops and malt. Strongly malty for these characters. Very nice beer that I was pleased to have. Not as complex or different as most Stone stuff I've had, but a really good drinking beer.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is probably your typical Stone brew in that it has all the basic qualities of hops, malt, more hops, and more malt. It pours a fiery red amberish color with a nice head believe it or not...lacing included with a just off white creamy head. The aroma is pretty much dominated by citrusy floral hoppiness. The taste is a totally bitter floral front masked by a bittersweet malty dry finish, complete with malty fruitness and floral hops. Medium to low carbonation levels here. My biggest problem with it is its lack of originality..now i understand why this is called the session beer..i can totally understand why now. A good beer though, Stone never lets me down.
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good deep amber color. Big hoppy nose. Nice sweet malt undertones that get drowned out by the bitter hop finish. Very interesting brew.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark mahogany color with a large tan head. Very citric hop aroma. Some apricots. Quite bitter flavor. Slightly malty with some roasted notes in back. Light-to-medium bodied. Quite tasty for such a small beer. Nowhere near balanced and that’s okay. If sixers of this see distribution to NorCal, it might become my new poker beer. Nice...
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JAN 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great citrusy aroma...definite grapefruit. Extremely thirst quenching quality, very satisfying...kinda like a mild Stone IPA.