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+
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.
Tybalt (212) - 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.
weordie (211) - 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 Now my bottle from Rehils in Jesmond was quite a few months out of date, didn’t notice till after I poured it, so taste had maybe dimmed but was sweet, malty and a bit watery. Very nice but not fantastic.
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.
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.
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.
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is roasty with malt and yeast in the background. Appearance is that f an amber ale with nothing spectacular to note. For a beer with 4.4 percent alcohol it has much more of a full bodied flavor than I expected. This is a good beer if you are looking to be able to drink several beers. The yeast flavor really comes through.
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - APR 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very hoppy aroma. Pours a dark amber with a thin white head. A little lacing on the glass, but otherwise has a thin mouthfeel. Has subtle undertones of nutty malts, but main flavor is slightly sweet with a bitter finish. This is a very mild, light beer compared to Stone’s other brews. Definately better than major generic beers, but not my preference. Good for when you want to pound a few and not feel like you ate a 7 course meal.