Thechasm442 (373) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottleís been sitting around a while. Poured into a lager glass. Pours a mostly clear amber with a very thin, off white head and little lacing. Aroma is caramel, pine tar, orange peel, and bubblegum. Taste is grassy up front. It comes in strong with bread and caramel with a nice juicy flavor that is surprising considering it was best enjoyed 8 months ago according to the label. Mouthfeel is thin and very easy to drink. Iíll be seeking out a fresh 6 pack on a hot day for sure.
Beerathon (1413) - 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 (210) - 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 Now my bottle from Rehils in Jesmond was quite a few months out of date, didnít notice till after I poured it, so taste had maybe dimmed but was sweet, malty and a bit watery.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 (1134) - 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 (131) - - 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 (1207) - 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 (2431) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, 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.
mr_h (3319) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle at home, from Good Spirits Company, Glasgow - clear deep amber brown, good beige head, pine and grapefruit in the aroma, good lacing, pine and grapefruit again in the flavour, oily, high carbonation, well balanced
Brandon1989 (395) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber color with a medium beige head that left plenty of lacing around the glass. The aroma is hops, citrus, grapefruit, and pine. The taste is very similar to the aroma. Up front you pick up the hop bitterness and pine but on the back end you get the citrus and some bready malts.
alexsdad06 (6399) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle at home. I canít believe I hadnít rated this yet. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, caramel, citrus and resiny hops, mild to moderate bitterness, very good considering the low abv, nice session ale.
mjmoen (114) - - DEC 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Like the name implies, it pours an amber color with off white head. Closer to an IPA I think than an amber ale. Pretty bitter.