FuntonBunton (61) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good smooth beer. Nice perfect amount of hops. I smell a little bit of fruit in the mix. Pours dark copper with an orange-white head. Almost tastes like a weak IPA. I dont really see the amber too much in it. Maybe a hybrid of the two. Maybe a little bit too watery
braznadian (59) - Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish amber in color. Not alot of head, recedes rather quickly leaving some lacing. Very nice aroma. Very hoppy, citrus and pine resin. The taste is very mild and leans more toward the hoppy side for an amber ale. Light bodied with a bitter, somewhat roasty finish. A bit unbalanced I think as the bitterness is a little dominant and I donít pick up any malt sweetness at all. Still, very drinkable and a good session option for sure.
Brain_Parasite (59) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber. Aroma is mild: hops and caramel. Great flavor, good amount of hoppy bitterness with some rich malt notes and an overall smokey smooth aftertaste. Very flavorful and smooth, great session beer.
badmansam (58) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Keg @ Jolly Butchers courtesy of Ozzy 2013/3/11. Big hoppy nose. Bitter but balanced. Great body, carbonation and head. A little dry at first before the sweetness evens it out then a lingering bitterness. Very impressive considering the modest ABV.
zimm421 (57) - Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appears a dark amber color with a bubbly tan head that leaves some great lacing. The nose consists of caramel malts as well as some pine aromas. The taste is also well balanced, starting out sweet, moving to a nice grapefruit flavor, and then quickly to a pine flavor that continues into the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a low carbonation level. Overall, a decent brew. Definitely something sessionable that could be drank all day.
TH28 (56) - - 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
BrewTom (56) - - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity yet hoppy aftertaste - a refreshing smooth joyous beer that gives you a lift (hence the name?!).
Rated by BrewTom
framebender (56) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Heres the best comment I can give about this beer. I finished drinking it about 5 minutes ago and wanted to rate it now - I canít remember anything about the beer. It is a fine beer but pretty lackluster - not bad and not good. Solid ale from a good brewery but not their best work.
cgort (56) - San Clemente, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured an amber color with a frothy head. It had strong hop flavors and scents. Also had a bread flavor in the end. Overall it was a good beer.
ucfknightscott (56) - Casselberry, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful mahogany brown with a medium white head. Aroma is very hoppy, little nutty, with a bit of citrus. Drinks very light, much hoppier than I expected, but hey this is Stone so maybe I should of known. Slight nut and vanilla flavors in there, but overall kind of hollow. I think it needs a stronger malt presence to balance it out a bit, its kind of watery. I know this is supposed to be a session beer, and donít get me wrong I would drink this all day long if on tap alongside the crappy domestics, but I think it is lacking just a bit. Overall not bad though.