TH28 (205) - - JUL 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance is clear deep amber with creamy off white foam cap. Aroma is hop forward, more pine and herbal. Taste is roasted, toasty malt and gives way to a clean hop bite. The malt character is especially light, lacking the deeper body and viscosity more common with the style. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is a well balance bitterness that leaves a dry feeling on the tongue. An easy drinking, sessionable amber with great aroma, but seems to be lacking richness in malt character
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.
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark and inviting rich amber color citrusy aroma taste like orange or orange peel or something just hoppy enough to be a stone brew.
pistolpete (203) - USA - MAY 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle... let me just say for 4.4% this is genius. superb for what it is .... easy to drink and totally worth it.. great for summer
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown/amber with a thick off-white head that leaves some nice lacing. Strong aroma of grapefruit, hay, some spice. Nice balance of sweetness with hops. It starts off thin in the mouth, but rounds out nicely and finishes with a subtle lingering bitterness after a quick shot of hops. Overall a tasty ale, which is no surprise from Stone.
nbondi (203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light copper with big dialup off-white head. Nose of caramel, fresh bread, juicy citrus and pine. Good roasty malts are balanced well with slightly biting resinous hop presence. One of the best ambers around. Especially nice at 4.4%!
Tomy63 (198) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ambrée houblonnée, très fruitée (pamplemousse, litchi), amère, épicée.
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours clear reddish-brown with a short off-white head. Very hoppy aroma - citrus and spruce. Roasty malt flavor upfront, but quickly overpowered with lots of bittering and finishing hops. Dry, bitter finish. Medium-light bodied and pretty smooth with moderately low carbonation. Lots of flavor for a relatively low ABV beer. Enjoyable.
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a mahogany/red color with a tawny head. Medium co2 with a sticky lace. Aroma is of malt and caramel with a grassy hop presence. Tastes lightly sweet at the start and middle with a dominant hop finish that is downright numbing. Palate is medium bodied with light effervescence.
IMHO: an OD on the hops.