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RATINGS: 1674   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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This deep amber ale has rich & roasty malt flavors, a big hoppy character, citrus overtones (courtesy of the hops and our special brewers yeast) and modest alcohol.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - AUG 26, 2004
not a strong aroma some citrus hints, very hoppy IMO, it was too bitter for my likings. canít say much for the appreance, i drank it out of the bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2004
12oz bottle - Ruby/amber color and makes a small white head. Aroma is malty, sweet with citrus hoppiness and lightly roasted. Taste starts out with a hoppy spice and finishes with a roasted malt character. Nicely balanced. Thin and smooth palate.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
4theluvofbeer (90) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
Amber pour with a medium head. Aroma is light...citrus fruits and pin. Flavor is not vey complex....citrus fruits with a bitter finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
properhops (88) - - OCT 12, 2011
Video review at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paI02feqsdU

Appearance: Copper, 1-finger head dissipates to layering, average lacing

Smell: Dry pine, grapefruit, floral, smokiness, carmel malts

Taste: Medium body, dry cinnamon up front, dry pine, resin, hop astringency, grapefruit, black pepper, smokiness + carmel malts, green tea on finish, medium carbonation, drinkable

Pairings: Pizza, pesto, gnocchi

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Deep, dark ruby/chestnut brown color with dark golden orange hues. Smells like some bitter pine hops. Tastes like pine hops, not super bitter, quickly followed by roasted malts.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2012
the most so-so beer ive tried from stone. doesnt whack you in the face like some of the others but is perfectly sessionable

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pjwalsh2 (87) - Palos Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2011
1. Look Ė A hazy amber-brown ale that looks very tasty and pours a big off white head. 2. Sniff Ė It has a pleasant roasted malt nose with a delicate hop aroma. 3. Sip Ė This full bodied ale has a roasted malty flavor that is balanced with just the right amount of hops. It also has a slight grassy taste and a soft bitter finish. 4. Another Look Ė This is a good looking ale. It has a lot of sediment, a long lasting head, and solid lacing. 5. Evaluate Ė Overall, this is well-balanced ale offers many flavors. I enjoyed the roasted malt taste and the delicate bitter finish. This very drinkable ale, would appeal to the average beer drinker. It has a long lasting malty finish that will keep any beer drinker interested. I would definitely recommend this ale to family and friends.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvermin (86) - California, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Pours a dark, maple syrup red, with ample off-white head that laces well, and dissapates to a half finger cap. Smells of clean lemon zest, leaves, and some malty character, not sweet, but like bread. Taste is nicely hoppy, with lemon citrus to go with fresh herbs, even some tulsi taste at the back end. Malt gives it great body, as the malt sweetens it just a little bit and balances the hops out. Really good hop flavor though, and intensely flavorful for a 4.4% beer. Mouthfeel is ok, as carbonation is at or above average, and tingles are nice throughout. Drinkability is very good, and at 4.4% you wonít get many beers with a better flavor:abv ratio to session.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2011
Reviewing while drinking * Big white head, redish amber ale, dosenít seem to have much carbonation * Smells...Typical Stone hops. I donít know waht to think about this brew. I expected it to be much bitter. Alot of malts and still pretty limpid/Clear. Just had a Redís Rye PA, wich i think is in the same category, but the levitation dosenít even come close. Still pretty good thou.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lightbias (85) - USA - AUG 24, 2014
This liquid poured a dark red-amber with a light, soapy, white head. The aroma is dusty, peppery, rye with no body. Small amounts of lacing on the glass, and very sticky. The palate is thin as well, no body and the taste is bitter, unpleasant and a little salty. Iím am really disappointed in this offering from Stone; it is only disagreeable with no redeeming qualities at all.


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