slipy120 (81) - Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad beer. When you first smell this you will think, wow that smells like an IPA. The aroma is identical of that of a well balanced IPA. Then you taste it. Yes the hoppines is there but it is oddly very sweet. It is almost like a combination of a Saison and an IPA. Pretty good stuff overall.
tzakiel (81) - Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Right. A very good hoppy ale. Noticeable hops, especially on the aftertaste. Not bitter.
jobrewmeister (81) - - MAR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red colored body with a small khaki colored head. Smell is sweet caramel malts and a lot of citrus and pine hops. Taste is also sweet caramel and toffee upfront from the malts. A nice and strong hoppy finish.
whicheck (81) - California, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice pine aroma. Medium hop with a light sweetness on the taste. Very balanced ale. Taste like a stone.
dnlsartin (80) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Despite its somewhat watery consistency, it displays a very balanced character of simple ingredients. The slightly hoppier than usual finish makes it a little more interesting than the average amber ale. A great session beer.
bs476 (80) - - AUG 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color is amazing. A deep rich amber tone that belies the light ale. Although alcohol is subdued it is *not* a watery beer. Notes of grass and coffee are most obvious. Bitterness is subdued and I think this is a huge plus. Great beer.
fezzy (79) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stone’s signature hop character lead this beer to be quite similar to their IPA and Arrogant Bastard, but with a very nice toasty malt finish that lingers. If you love strong San Diego hopping but want something sessionable, this is the one.
Hanan (78) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesomeness. Great great balance of hoppy and a little citrus. Goes down so easy. Superb session beer. Bring it!
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joesf35 (78) - Margate, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy copper with a beige head. Aroma is citrus and pine with a pleasant mix of yeast ale esters. Carbonation level is low. Taste is slightly biting (bitter). Nice malt, piney, but falls flat in the after taste.
TwoDudes (77) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Flanagan’s Ale House. I’d never had this before, as it is not available in KY. But, it was still on after last Thursday’s Stone promo with Greg. Anyway, nice citrusy nose. Clear beautiful amber color. Medium bodied, with nice blanace of roasty malts and spicy hops. Immensely drinkable.