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RATINGS: 1696   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.


3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
o_Merlin_o (191) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 24, 2012
An amazing amount of flavor for such a low alcohol content beer! Wonderful hoppy aroma. A multitude of flavors roll across your tongue, ending in what I would characterize as a smoky raisin. Wonderful!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tomy63 (190) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - DEC 4, 2013
Ambrée houblonnée, très fruitée (pamplemousse, litchi), amère, épicée.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hair-old (188) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Second run of their oaked arrogant bastard,sierra nevada calls this a small beer.2007 gold medal lol,what else were the judges drinking?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 29, 2002
Sweaty socks, bleu cheese, sour milk, old coffee, and an earthy hop smell strike you in a cacophony of aromas. This pours with a tan-beige head that lightly laces the side of the glass as it slowly sinks into a deep reddish copper pond, clear as bell. A strange yeasty twang is the first thing to your taste buds, followed up by a big in your face symphony of hops, which clings to the roof of your mouth and never leaves. The yeasty thing! The yeasty thing! It’s real isn’t it? It turns into quite a biting cheese taste. Although I don’t particularly care for the flavor of this, it is definitely quite different than anything else around. It may be light in alcohol, but originality in taste abounds.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chadje (182) - California, USA - MAY 29, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2010 Bottle and on Tap. Pours a a light amber color and smellls sweet and hoppy. It tastes sweet and fruity with some hops and malt. This is one of the best amber ales I have had and one of my favorite beers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
peter48er (180) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2009
12 fl oz bottle. Poured a rich amber colour with a very small white head that soon disappeared. Malt & citrus on the aroma and taste was quite bitter and hoppy with some malt notes. I found this an easy drinking beer with the bitterness I wanted. On this occasion the fairly low abv just suited my palate & needs.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xs2500 (180) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Pours a hazy dark amber. Flavor is nice, citrus hopy bitterness. Kinda reminds me of a less intense IPA. Overall a good brew, exactly what you should expect from a Stone beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Poured deep amber haze with nice carbonation, a tight head, and decent lacing. There is a nice blended malt/hop flavor on nose with a hint of nut. Flavors are roasted, dry hop are present on mouth as this Ale presents itself much more on the side through the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 14, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2007 A really enjoyable ale. I would have enjoyed it more had I not discovered that other Stone products are superior.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkbachman (179) - - JAN 14, 2013
Pine and citrus hop aroma. Some grapefruit notes. Great color. Hop flavor is very pronounced but the lower alcohol level finishes remarkably smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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