achtungpv (215) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
crystal clear copper, nicely sized off-white head with long retention. caramel, bread, citrus. medium bitter, light sweet. light body
kindacold (213) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber, creamy head. Mild hoppy smell. Citrus bitterness with hint toffee and charcoal. Sticky finish.
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - APR 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On taps at Newport Pizza and Ale. Pours with a nice caramel brown hue with a creamy off white head. Nice armarillo citrus nose. Good middle with a crisp, clean hoppy ending. Very drinkable+
ZacM612 (212) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish amber with medium head. Aroma of citrus and hops. Smooth and very drinkable.
Tybalt (211) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2006 Absolutely gorgeous beer. Starts out bold, but finishes a little light. I’d probably rate it higher if it was brewed by someone else, but compared to Stone’s other fantastic beers, this one seems average.
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - JAN 21, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I haven’t tried to many amber ales but this one will defiantly be unforgettable. It’s great in taste and the citrus really shines through in this great brew.
Fevernova (210) - Athens, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz Bottle -- Pours dark amber with a medium rocky off white head. Fairly fruity nose. Aromas of roasted malt, lemongrass, citrus zest, black tea, hay, and caramel. Medium weight on the palate, medium sweetness and bitterness.
bigcat03 (210) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured into a shaker glass. Nice amber color and a soapy white 1 finger head; a very piney aroma...almost a gin aroma to it and a tiny bit of lemon; taste is much the same up front with a lingering piney aftertaste; nice lively carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. How did they pack this much flavor into such a small ABV? This is a must have session beer.
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle to a standard pint, this beer pours a dense amber color with a monstrous pillowy thick white head.
Up front, the aromas are piney and citrus hops. Goes along with some bready malt aromas.
Found this beer to surprisingly be a bit complex. A sharp hop bite that quickly moves to some tasty roasted caramel and bready malts before a quick dose of some citrus hops that really brings it full circle. Gives it a nice bitter finish. Full-bodied and a little thick and fizzy on the palate, this beer makes me think more of a well-balanced Pale Ale rather than an Amber but pretty damn good nonetheless.