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RATINGS: 1661   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2004
Wonderful, deep-amber brilliance with a fluffy, lasting head. Fresh, hoppy smell was really inviting. Mouthfeel was smooth and clean. Tasty malts, with notes of toasted bread and sugar-coated nuts. Awesome hops. Aromatic, spicy, citrusy, drying, piney, floral, grassy, and bitter. Much hoppier -- in general -- than I expected. I could really get into this beer, and I can surely see myself buying it again. It's not as "big" as some other Stones, but it's still boldly flavored. Glad to finally see it here in Colorado.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - MAR 29, 2004
My favorite amber ale in the universe. Great malty aroma, with freshness of hops in for good measure. Medium body, with very pleasing bitterness on the finish. One of the finest beers Stone makes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - MAR 29, 2004
This lightweight of the Stone family still packs a hell of a tasty punch compared to brews of the same ABV. Pours dark amber with a smallish but persistant off-white head. Good lacing all the way down. Aroma is pretty malty but backed with typical Stone hops- floral, fruity and aggressive. Flavor is the same, again suprisingly malty and tasty for such a 'light' beer. Just the right amount of bitterness ends it. Yummy. Love this beer, I just drink it too damn fast :)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Deep amber color, frothy head. Aroma is malted, citrus, pine and fruit hopping. Flavour is much the same. Over all mild and tasty. A good entry into stone beers for those cowering before their greatness.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zen (41) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Slight diversion for Stone. Pours nice decent head, scattered lace all the way down. Smells of caramel, pine and grain. Taste is of malt and laced with citrus. Light bodied with a nice pinch of hops at the finish. The hop profile appears a bit different with this Stone outing. A fresh beginning from Stone tailspins towards the end. All the right stuff and absolutely no direction or cohesiveness. Finishes dry, but left me yearning

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2454) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2004
Small tan head, fair retention and lace. Clear amber color. Good malt and hop nose. Medium body. Light malt toastiness backed up with a nice hop presence and bitterness. Finish is dry, nice hoppy bite. A nicely balanced, malt to hop session beer. Very nice. Highly quaffable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - FEB 29, 2004
Beatuiful deep amber red color similar to DB. Thick deep toffee head. Hoppy up front with plenty malts to even it out. Very mild compared to other stone brews but still strong and hoppy.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2004
Amber color with a white head. The taste pattern starts with a malty sweetness and finishes with a bitter hoppyness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2004
This is a decent Amber Ale. Hoppy, citrus, and malty flavors. Finishes smooth, creamy, and clean.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 15, 2004
A good beer, hoppy, nothing really seemed to make this stand out though. Real smooth, ruby coloration that was awesome.


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