northropfrye (1944) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber body with foamy off white head. Malty aroma with nice element of hops. Nice hoppy bitterness to this, though not overly flavourful. Fabulous for an amber ale.
achtungpv (205) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty nose overwhelmed by the same strong hops that dominate every Stone release. At this point it's pretty boring.
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sic1314 (2553) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured clear medium amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of zesty sweet tropical fruit. Medium body, seems to be from a higher ABV, flavour of bitter sweetness, grapefruit, pine, grass. Bitter sweet end.
PoopThoughts (25) - - JAN 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very decent, though not particularly my style. Stone makes some real hop-monsters that are fantastic, so this one is kind of the little brother of the pack.
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dalfaro86 (229) - Mexico City, MEXICO - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber brew with a 1 finger beige head with good retention, aroma is moderate sweet and moderate bitter with caramel, pine and citrics, médium bodied, aroma is moderate sweet and moderate bitter with a bittersweet finish
massajohn15 (6) - Farmington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 29, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy for sure. Bitter but a good bitter, one that is enjoyable and keeps your attention while drinking. I would recommend this to some one who wants to start exploring the hopier beers.
jbuskirk (298) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A splendid amber ale. The amber color is absolute perfection. There’s a subtle fruitiness with hints of citrus and berry. That tangy/sweet balance is reflected in the hop character. The hops really reveal themselves in the finish. It’s bitter but also a bit herbal. I kept chasing that amazing finish. Sadly, that pursuit always leads to an empty glass in far too little time.
mensch (242) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I shouldn’t have been surprised by how good this is, it’s a Stone. A Session IPA before anyone thought to name it that. Bright as a new penny reddish copper color, perfume and citrus nose. The body is light, but still with plenty of clean caramel malt flavor. Strong bitter hops in the finish. It might be floating, but it’s not a lightweight.
Hkrivera (64) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - DEC 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark, malty flavor. Will tingle your tongue with spices and roasted hops. Pair it with spicy chicken wings.
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elbernays (307) - IRELAND - DEC 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from drinkstore. Pours dark marmalade orange. White pillowy head, dissipates to thin wispy ran head. Nose is caramel, bread, citrus, spruce. Flavour is sweet malts, finished with hop grapefruit Pithy bitterness. Watery finish. Nice beer.