IEBAILI (127) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber brown color, medium tan head that falls quickly but leaves some lacing. Aroma is of light citrus hops with sweet, almost roasted malt background. Taste is dry for an amber, moderate hop bitterness. The flavor is a little deeper than others I’ve had in this style, almost with lighter versions of porter flavors. The texture is a little thin and the finish is a bit rough. Not my favorite Stone, but a decent choice for a session beer.
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours nice cooper-orange (amber) color but with thin white head that dwindles to nearly nothing. Aroma is weak with no distinct tones, mild sweet, very light hop. Taste is fair medium hops but again with no other distinct flavors. The light-body leaves the palate with a short hops burst, but as would be expected from something that has had little nose, no distint flavors and light body there’s not much else. It’s drinkable but I guess I was expecting more. No complexity at all.
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 22, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2007 One of the more surprising beers I had found recently. Found at a grocery store in Scottsdale while visiting and loved this.
Poured a nice dark amber color and a great hoppy taste for an amber beer. What a surprise, it left me floating.
PolishHammer (124) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maybe my least favorite Stone... Still a nice beer. Aroma is barely there, but subtle malt is present. Aroma is nuetral and set... Some malt and nuttiness. Hoppy character is subtle.
Plamadude30k (122) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a reddish amber with a fair amount of head. Nose is pretty much an IPA and taste follows. I’m kind of disappointed in this one, it seems like a basic copy of everything else Stone has done. I wish they’d change it up a bit.
TourDeBeer (121) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber/caramel in colour. Aroma’s of toffee and caramel. High sweetness and a dry hop bitterness in taste.
JonnyConga (119) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from red elephant truro uk. Aroma is floral, citrus, piney hops and malt. Taste is lovely - citrus and piney hops with a nice balanced maltiness and smooth bitter aftertaste. A great beer!
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PWheatley (119) - , Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured from a 12 oz bottle into a shaker glass. Pours a very nice deep amber colour with a thick foamy head which quickley subsides. Very hoppy aroma and bitter taste. If hops is your thing, this is an excellent session beer. Excellent lace on the glass which lasted to the bottom.
jnelson_22 (118) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice clear, amber/red with good, light tan head and good carbonation, sticky head that fades slowly and leaves nice lacing. Nose is beautiful (though not to deep) piney, grassy hops, complimented by sweet, fruity malt and candy sugar. A bit thin in the mouth (seems watered down) but with a decent hop attack that really comes through on the swallow and a decent, biscuity malt character and a touch of caramel. Decently balanced and very easy-drinking, but the taste is a disappointment (dull) after that nose.
forsides (118) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice fluffy, lightly tan head, reddish copper color and clear. nice clean fruity hop nose. mellow caramel maltiness and good hop bitterness, dry finish.