jsmerig (1027) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep clear brown with a nice tan head and great lacing. Aroma is bright and citrusy with a light malt note. Taste is smooth with a grainy bready malt backbone and finishes with a bright citrusy west coast hop flavor. Could use a bit more sweet in the malt mix but overall a great beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Busick (32) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark amber color with a small toasted marshmallow head. Smelled of citrus and hops. Taste starts off smooth and delicious, but has a bitter after bite.
culchiem (2035) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Orange amber with a firm head. Aroma is litrus and malt. Flavour is bready, a little bittered spice on a medium fruity finish.
junitzero (1) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hoppy taste that lingers well after your finished. If your a person who’s looking for a way to ease your way into IPAs this is a great beer to start with.
minihame2 (123) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, clear amber colour and a small tan head. Kind of faint aroma which I can’t quite make out, hops and some berries I think? Taste has some bitterness to it which lingers for a while. Slightly hoppy taste with some citrus. Soft mouthfeel and easy carbonation. Very easy to drink beer but somehow I was left disappointed.
berrya785 (437) - Kansas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Poured a very dark amber with an off-white head that lingers a while leaving nice lacing. Aroma was piney hops, roasted malt, and grapefruit. Taste was very hoppy with a slight bitterness and balanced with caramel malt and toasted bread. It reminded me of a black IPA.
sailracer (354) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice, hoppy grapefruit tast, much like an ipa. Kind of thin without much malt flavor. Typical Stone bitterness in the aftertaste.
Pyrmir (2402) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, rated from backlog. I will write a more extensive rating if I come across this brew again
fishonmyplane (276) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich copper color. Tall head with great lacing on the glass. Quite hoppy & bitter, and pretty dry. Some citrus notes, mostly grapefruit. Roasted malts add to the bitterness. Tastes more like an ESB or even an IPA than a standard Amber Ale. A lot more flavor than I expected from a low-ABV brew.
ReverendMoon (94) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
For me it just wasn’t what I wanted in an amber. I do love a hoppy beer, but I didn’t drink this expecting to get the hops if an IPA, which is what happened. Still, though, certainly this is not a bad beer. Just a little disagreeable to my hankering at the time.