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RATINGS: 1724   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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This deep amber ale has rich & roasty malt flavors, a big hoppy character, citrus overtones (courtesy of the hops and our special brewers yeast) and modest alcohol.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark, cloudy amber color with a large, dense, off white head. Lacing is very strong. Aromas of grapefruit, citrus, and spruce dominate although there is a hint of raisin. Palate is very creamy and then ends with a nice sticky finish. Wonderful bitter aftertaste that lingers. Flavors of hops (grapefruit and spruce) are all over but you can still pick up on the malts and again, that little bit of raisin. Fantastic beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2011
On tap at the Carolina Ale House in Charlotte, NC. It’s an absurd thing to say, but this might be my favorite Stone ale just because it’s so surprising to find an amber ale at 4.4% abv that is this tasty. Despite the brewery’s off-putting bluster, good things do come in small packages. This poured amber (surprise!) in a shaker, and raised a thin one-finger head. The body proved absurdly smooth, as with almost all Stone offerings. The beer laced the glass as I drank it down, with flavors of biscuity malt merging with grassy hops to make for an absurdly flavorful beer given the limitations of the genre. Like Victory Prima Pils or Avery’s Kaiser, this one deserves bonus points for excelling while adhering to the conventions of a fairly unexciting genre.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2013
From a bottle. Pours dark red, slight haze, mocha head. Aroma is caramel malt and vanilla, with some cereal grain. Taste is roasted malt with some cereal sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Pours a crimson red with a tan head. Sweet bready malt aroma with tons of bright citrus. Flavors are similar, medium body with a nice bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emartell (289) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - NOV 7, 2012
Aroma agradable a pesar de no tener tanta intensidad. Se asoman notas herbales agradables a pino , madera y ligera acidez frutal. En cuanto a la apariencia, cerveza de color ambar con tonos rojizos, carbonatación de media a alta, cuerpo medio y corona de espuma agradable, esponjosa, de buena estructura y de alta retención. En boca es seca, destacando su carbonatación y finalizando con un agradable amargor. Al paladar se percibe una cerveza compleja, de buena estructura, algo densa. La sequedad envuelve la boca tras el primer trago, posteriormente el amargor, por los lupulos utilizados, al pasar por la lengua y llegar a la garganta son los sabores que destacan, sin llegar a ser fuertes y opacar el sabor de la cerveza. En resumen una cerveza compleja y a la vez agaradable. No tan fácil de asimilar por sus maltas y lupulos utilizados. Con un aroma agradable y una vista exquisita. Buena cerveza para pasar de forma agradable una buena noche.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
badpuppy69 (288) - orange, California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Pours a amber Brown nice thick head. Aroma is lightly roasted malt slight grassy hops slight yeast note. Taste follows the Aroma with a nice lingering earthy grassy hop note balanced with a solid barly malt backbone very smooth easy drinking. Simple but very well done Brown Ale!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - AUG 20, 2003
Nice hoppy aroma, pours a surprisingly nice deep amber color. Nice American Amber, I never thought I'd say this, but a good balance from a Stone Ale. IMHO, a great session ale from a brewery that normally does more exotic fare.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Pours a nice looking reddish hue with a beige head that lingers. Aroma of hops and resin. Right up front in the flavor are the hops. The body has a nice caramel sweetness to it to balance out the spicyness. Well carbonated and a very dry finish that leaves a piney flavor aftertaste. Pretty good amber, this has a lot of what I like in a good amber.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - OCT 9, 2003
A very nice amber. Great color and consistency. I felt it tasted similar to their pale ale, yet with more malts and slightly less hops. A great session ale to be enjoyed in large quantities.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 30, 2002
Dont get me wrong, I love hops, but this beer was too dry for me. It finishes very dry with lots of hops and it was just an all out bitterness assault on the senses, all of them! it is a great looking beer, dark ruby and perfectly clear. it smells wonderful, lots of playful hops in the nose. the finish is just terrifyingly ddry for me. this said, i have absolutely not lost faith in stone, i still love em just not this one.


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