Shooter42 (131) - California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 Decent brew but not my style as taste is too bitter and mouthfeel is too thin.
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 23, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
You have to like hops for the sake of hops to appreciate this one. Great floral hop aroma that just smacks of a tongue-shock. The color is a perfect deep brown like that of Dutch Chocolate. The flavor and palate are extrememly low on the malt end, which is due to the lower alcohol content, so this is not necessarily a beer for the heavy ale fans. Comes off dry and a bit acidic. Bitter, Bitter, Bitter! Overall, given what it is supposed to be, not a bad brew at all!
snowden719 (130) - USA - JUN 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2006 Dark orange/amber color. Medium white head, nice lacing. Very pleasant hoppy aroma, medium bodied flavor with hints of caramel. Medium to high bitterness, with a nice hoppy finish.
Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour.Aroma was citrusy and hops.Amber color with a decent head.Flavor was hops and a citrus finish.OK beer doubt I’ll try it again.
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.