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RATINGS: 1716   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nwiseman (193) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - APR 26, 2010
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.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hair-old (191) - 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?

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2012
Aroma is malty with a hint of citrus fruit and smoke. In the mouth it has a lovely balance citrus hop character rounded off by a rich toasty malt. Impressive and very drinkable. Shows what can be done without maxing out the malt bill in a beer.

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!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TH28 (186) - - JUL 6, 2013
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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chadje (184) - 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.

3.6
   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! Itís real isnít it? It turns into quite a biting cheese taste. Although I donít 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkbachman (181) - - 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

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.


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