tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bronze color. Smell is of hops and citrus. Taste is more malty than the smell, some hops, well balanced. Overall a good quality beer.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good beer. It didnít really strike me as a red ale. Flavorful, good hops, refreshing.
achtungpv (255) - 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.
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mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
it pours a rich amber color. The hops are evident the second itís poured. At first, there is a high citrus note but that goes away as the hops kick in. It doesnít have the most bite of any beer Iíve had, but the bite is there for sure! Surprisingly low ABV at 4.4.
Great color, great flavor, aggressive but not overwhelming bite, very good lacing.
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wonderful aroma and solid flavor that isnít too heavy-handed. Good session beer. Also, one of the best-looking bottles, in my opinion.
Kroney (254) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2015 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.
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great session beer, but more like an English best bitter, but with US hop character than an American Amber ale. Meh, definitions, itís still a tasty beer and great for a session.
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep copper amber color. Roasted malts with a sharp hoppy flavor with citrus. Lacking the middle tones flavors.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an amber color with a medium head. mild citrus hop aroma with heavy malt presence. When I first tasted this I couldnít believe it only had 4.4% alcohol. This is very well balanced and very flavorfull for that type of alcohol content. a mild hoppy flavor with a big rich malt flavor and some caramel notes. Thanks DarkElf!
41cubs (250) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel sweetness, sourdough and slight pineyness all come out to play on the nose of this one. Taste is very doughy bread and a pleasant bitterness that holds on throughout but it finishes very clean. Mouthfeel is near perfect for a session. Very good brew, awesome session brew. Thank you Stone. 2009 12 oz.