bacchanalia (145) - milton, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great power on the nose lovely spicy hops, very deep red with thin head. Lovely fresh vibrant beer, loads of delightful citrus/grapefruit/resin & a nice dry finish but tempered by rounded maltiness. For a beer at 4.4% this packs great flavour & balance
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2003 I've revisited and rerated this brew. Originally, I wasn't that impressed with it...but that was in comparison to the Arrogant Bastard and the IPA as well as the Ruiniation. Probably not a fair comparison at all. This is actually a fine ale. I still think it is "Stone Light", but ONLY in comparison to other Stone Ales, which have forever corrupted me ;) A good brew, a definitely good brew as a thirst-quencher on a hot summer afternoon. Good, hoppy character. Definite notes of grapefruit.
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A another solid beer from stone. Bottled, pours a hazy amber with thick head and lacing. Citrus and earth hop aroma, very malty body if a bit thin. medium finish. Not overpowering and quite drinkable. A good session beer for sure.
eRock_2013 (143) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A straightforward, if a bit underwhelming, craft amber ale. Aroma and taste uniform throughout: light roasty and caramel sweet malt mixed with fairly bitter hops. I don’t recall catching the citrus flavor advertised on the label. Medium-bodied. Finish sticks around a little too long. Not awe-inspiring, but I would take this over other most other amber ales. ---Rated via Beer Buddy
Indulgence (141) - Ajo, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
An amazing beer for only 4.4 per cent ABV, it has color, flavor and appearance, probably one of the best and most flavorful under 5% beers. Pours a dark red amber with a brooding head, lacing abounds, flavors are hops, and caramalized malts, palate is thinner than other Stones, but stronger than some of the other beers available. Great picnic beer.
Kroney (140) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep copper/red... minimal head and lacing. Aroma has a nice spicey hop characteristic to go along with the light roasted malt backbone. Flavor starts out all-malt, but has a very nice citrus/spicey hop flavor to balance. At 4.4% abv, this a perfect session beer for people who like more complex flavors. Well done.
maddmatt639 (135) - Belmont, California, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No lacing and light retention. Smells of citrus, hops and pine. Tastes of sweet/bitter malt and citrus hops. Medium bitter finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
toby00777 (135) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours a dark copper color with a small light brown head. A smell of wicked strong hops and not much else. The taste is pretty good but lacking somthing. Good carbonation and a nice beer.
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got 6-pack at ralphs. Pours dark amber medium beige head .Hints of citrus hops sweet caremel malts. Could be a weaker version of AB. Glad i tried it probably would not buy again..
SFLpunk (134) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz brown glass pry-top bottle. Etched 07/07/09 around bottom.
Appearance: Rough pour turns up 1.5 fingers of tan creamy head that recedes at a moderate rate leaving substantial lacing. Slightly hazy amber color.
Nose: Big hop nose: citrus rules this beer and some fresh cut pine and green pine nettles.
Palate: Light- to medium-light-bodied. Turns somewhat watery quickly. Some light biscuit malt and some "flash-in-the-pan" citrus hop notes. Beer is light and quick, but packed with those oh-so-awesome Stone flavors.
Notes: A great sessionable beer. Best way I’ve heard it described is an "extreme session" beer. Light, but packed with good flavors and layers.