gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
this beer poured a nice deep amber with a small white head. aroma is of hops, mostly grassy and citrusy. for as low alcohol as it is this is a big beer. the flavor is definaly dominated by hops, but not by much. the roasted nutty malt flavor is definatly present. not my favorite stone beer, but a nice change of pace.
Unibonger (163) - Mount Shasta, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours a very clear dark amber, nice thin white head with very good lacing and retention. Very strong hop aroma with a light malt sweetness. Bitterness and aromas transfer to the tongue but stronger than on the nose, still mild but higher sweetness from the malt. Medium carbonation medium-thin body.
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent stone beer. brown in color, nice and bitter for an amber. Not a spectacular stone product but really good.
klaing (161) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dull medium brown with a filmy and persistent head. Lovely nutty aroma, and a lovely taste. Hazelnuts with lemon zest followed by a generous hopping. Depth of flavor in the aftertaste. Is this really only 4.4%?
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Mat42m (160) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty, hoppy aroma. Darker brown color with little tan head. Sweeter taste. Roasty with a very nice hoppy finish. Very hoppy but still not overbearing. I’m a big fan of this beer.
alberti92 (159) - - FEB 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours a dark red with a thin white head and leaving some lacing. Aroma is very subtle with some citrus. Body is medium and carbonation mild. Taste is quite hoppy up front with some citrus notes. At the end of the palate the malt comes thru with some roasted peanuts and hints of burnt toast. Pretty good drinking. This would probably be amazing fresh!
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells of yeast maybe a bit spicy. Pours dark caramel brown with a thick tan head. Tastes malty....some light caramel characteristics. Tingly on the tongue.
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2005 "Smaller" than Stone’s other beers, but full of flavor. Cocoa and malt with a nicely balanced hop and resin taste. Dry and quiet, but surprisingly complex. Could drink these all night.
loubar (156) - Los Gatos, California, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2015 12 oz. bottle from BevMo. Aroma is citrus, caramel and hazelnut. Taste is hoppy and spicy that fades to a light but sharp bitter. Hop dominated style, yet caramel, grass and some malt notes in the finish. Low carbonation. Tasty and refreshing session brew if you like this style.
DarkBeerChick (155) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Stein’s Deli in New Orleans. Deep amber with fluffy head and delicate lacing. Aroma is a sweet hoppiness. It starts sweet with light hop follow through and a slight bitter finish. Tastes like it has more alcohol than it does. Reminds me a little of a tame IPA.