bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Garbage beer, Stone said no more a few weeks ago, thank goodness, this beer is as lame as a republican convention in Utah..
JMCtime (83) - Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2015
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Like most Stone brews that Iíve tried this has a strong, overpowering bitterness. It is barely discernible as an amber and has none of the the well rounded or creamy notes I expect from a good amber. It has a touch of citrus but mostly bitter. Not good at all.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Mild gush. Toasted amber & chestnut color with a lazy beige & grey tinted foam on top. Aroma of burnt tree bark, dank pines, caramel malt sweetness, citrus peel, & herbal ash. Flavor is pretty herbaceous, too, along with notes of caramel, toasted biscuits & bread, pine needles, grapefruit rind, mild toffee, & moderate hemp oil. Semi-dank in the finish with some residual malt stickiness. Decent.
jhp40219 (438) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Saying goodbye to an old friend now that Stone will be discontinuing this. What a bummer. Anyway, pours a lovely rich amber with a nice big white head that leaves a ton of sticky lacing. Aroma of citrus, caramel, pine, biscuits, wheat. Taste is equal parts malty and hoppy. Caramel, citrus and pine up front with the wheat and biscuit coming in behind it. Long, slightly dry finish. Medium bodied, sticky and smooth texture, average to lightly high carbonation. Very crisp, refreshing, and easy to drink. One of the best amber ales out there and a hell of a great session beer!
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was actually the first Stone beer I ever tried about 7 years ago, but itís been a long time and I decided to revisit it. Reminds me of a session IPA, solid hop characters (especially pine) and a solid enough malt backbone. Nothing amazing, but still good.
weordie (648) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours Dark copper with thick white foamy head. Aroma is malt and honey. Now my bottle from Rehils in Jesmond was quite a few months out of date, didnít notice till after I poured it, so taste had maybe dimmed but was sweet, malty and a bit watery. Very nice but not fantastic.
Rob_D_UK (1330) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark, reddish brown with an off white head. Quite a hoppy aroma. Upfront and lasting bitterness.
alberti92 (159) - - FEB 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours a dark red with a thin white head and leaving some lacing. Aroma is very subtle with some citrus. Body is medium and carbonation mild. Taste is quite hoppy up front with some citrus notes. At the end of the palate the malt comes thru with some roasted peanuts and hints of burnt toast. Pretty good drinking. This would probably be amazing fresh!
Iznogud (1923) - CROATIA - FEB 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Spitzerís Corner, New York. Pours dark amber with off-white head. Nice fruity hoppy aroma and taste. Caramel, toffee, bitter finish. Light bodied.
Bulk_Carrier (3344) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoy by date of 02/17/15. Ruh roh, the sooner the better, right?
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice hazy amber/red colored body. A one finger white foamy head dissipated within about a minute leaving some light ringy lacing stringing itself around the glass.
The smell had a fairly big dried out citrus rolling all around in a slight peppery spice.
The taste copied the smell and added a quick dry peppery spiced aftertaste leading to a dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Iíd say it was appropriately styled.
Overall, Iíd say it was a good Amber/Red. Itís too bad that this is getting retired. Oh well.