Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAY 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a great toned-down version of AB that I can drink all day and not get plowed. But, it's not AB. A great beer nonetheless.
boto (1879) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color with only a little head. Hint of grapefruit in the aroma. Definitely some hoppiness to this beer. Slight taste of grapefruit in the beer. Not too heavily malted. Stone Light? maybe in comparison to some of their others, but definitely a very good beer!
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color with virtually no head. Has a dry bitterness to it. Definitely drinkable.
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2003 I've revisited and rerated this brew. Originally, I wasn't that impressed with it...but that was in comparison to the Arrogant Bastard and the IPA as well as the Ruiniation. Probably not a fair comparison at all. This is actually a fine ale. I still think it is "Stone Light", but ONLY in comparison to other Stone Ales, which have forever corrupted me ;) A good brew, a definitely good brew as a thirst-quencher on a hot summer afternoon. Good, hoppy character. Definite notes of grapefruit.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Stone Kickoff at the Blind Tiger Ale House in NYC. Not a bad beer. Just a litt tame from a brewery that makes great big beers. Nice amber with a hint of hops.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the RAF 2003: Nice aroma of juniper, lemon rinds and pine. A little bit like eating a piece of an orange rind, but overall a good mouthfeel and a clean crisp finish.
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 (5287) - 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 (1375) - 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 (3254) - 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.