chinreallyfat (21) - Chula Vista, California, USA - OCT 31, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is this first Stone that I have not had on tap so my overall experience is limited to the bigger bottle. If I had not ever had any other Stone, I would rate this as outstanding. However it is not quite up to their other ales, such as IPA, Ruination IPA, and Arrogant Bastard.
CaptainBoosh (21) - - DEC 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear amber-red from bottle with a white thick head. Aroma is mild hoppy with light citrus. Tastes slightly hoppy and floral notes, with a little citrus peel bitterness at the end. Light mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nothing special, but a good pairing with bar food as its lighter and crisper, but still with good flavor.
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hef1985 (20) - cheektowaga, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured out of bottle at beer tasting, paired with barbecue shrimp.
Appearance: Dark amber in color, with little head and significant lacing.
Aroma: Minimal hops
Taste: Caramel malts, comparable to a more flavorful Yuengling.
Overall Impression: The beer was paired perfect with the bbq, and would undoubly be a perfect beer for any grilling. Looking forward to trying Stone on its own merits to re-rate.
Stoutmeiser (18) - Georgetown, Alabama, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Subtle entry leading to a citric taste finished of with a taste of ice tea. An extremely well tasting award winning ale. A dark red body w/ a small head make for what I think a great summer time beer...
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hoped (18) - Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice deep orange/amber in color. Pours with a gracious creamy head that quickly reduces to a frothy half inch. The smell is spicy and earthy along with sweetness and a hint of grapefruit rind. The flavor is sweet with a good balance of hops with the grapefruit rind flavor and moderate bitterness. I can detect a little bit of a chocolate favor as well. I like the mouthfeel and carbonation as compared to other ambers I have tried. Although I suppose this is more of a Pale Ale than an Amber Ale because of the IBU level. Its debatable and I will leave it up to the experts to make the classifications. I was a little disappointed when I first got home because I thought I was buying the Stone Ruination IPA. I got the names mixed up. Levitation was also on my list as is every Stone brew I havent yet tried. But I was not disappointed in any way with this beer. Ive been looking for a lower ABV brew like this to drink after a good long hike or ballgame. Or like Sheryl Crow would say:"the sun and the moon".
Merin (18) - Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
pours an amber bronze with a small white head. smells like a rose garden covered in sugar and extremely inviting. alot of different fruit notes. the nose was definitly the sweet spot for this brew. it stood out. the taste is perfect. well balanced. not as bitter as i like, or expect from stone, but the most enjoyable amber ever. the plate is smooth and curious. overall an awsome and very casual beers. alot of food pairing possibilities.
blukarma (17) - Rocky Face, Georgia, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Odd little brew. It looks great and smells great. Reminds me of Arrogant Bastard by look and smell. It has a bit of a porter taste to it. My only qualm is the bitter finish that tends to stick around longer than I like. I’d definitely drink one if offered up but for the money there are tons of other beers I’d rather buy.
foreignpolicy (17) - USA - AUG 18, 2007
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Good, normal ale, good smell and taste of citrus hops, lots of malt, overly sharp though. I wouldn’t want more than one or two due to the sharp, bitter aftertaste.
mrfizx (17) - Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This amber ale is hoppy enough to be called an IPA in my book. Very bitter, but surprisingly has a mild aftertaste and smooth mouthfeel. The aftertaste is almost spruce-like.
Drewsi227 (16) - Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Purs a light brown, very little head that dissapates quickly,nose is very weak, slight hops smell. Taste is rather boring for a a Stone beer. Not terrible, but nothing special