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%!
Kroney (200) - 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.
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.
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I shared a bottle of this with BeerBaron617, we picked it up as part of a pic six. Umm, well, all I can say about it is that as a beer from Stone, I am not all too impressed. I think they do a great job with IPA’s, but as an Amber Ale, I think they tried really hard to be something they weren’t. It looked great, nice amber red color with a white head. Aroma was a bit towards the IPA side, pretty hoppy. I didn’t feel like this had a lot going for it outside of wanting to be an IPA. As a Stone beer, it was ok, but as a beer I would want to buy regularly, not so much.
nwiseman (193) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Nose is full of sweet floral hops. Pours deep amber with a pale and foamy white head. A mixture of sweetness and some bitterness, and a full mouthfeel. Not a bad offering. All the signs of a good ale, if just a little boring.
chadje (193) - California, USA - MAY 29, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.